Originally Posted by pacanis
Wasn't it Moby Dick where the sailors talked about eating weevils?
I don't think they'll hurt you
I think if they only live in the food and that's where they lay their eggs, throwing the infested food out should do the trick. I got rid of some grain beetles in dog food that way before. I looked for the bags with tiny holes in them where they ate their way in.
Weevils (and worse!) were an occupational hazard for sailors until relatively recently (in historical terms). The used to knock the "hard tack" biscuits on a nearby hard surface to evict the little beasties. In some cases they added to the meagre amount of protein in the diet. However, because sailors ate them is not a recommendation or a guarantee that they will do you no harm. Remember, when they are eating your flour, etc., they are also depositing an earlier digested meal into your foodstuffs.
As well as throwing out the infested product you need to thoroughly clean the pantry or other storage area. Scrubbing shelves and inside cupboards with strong disinfectant or bleach solution, or better still if you have one of those steamer gadgets you can get right into the nooks and crannies of the storage area, should do the trick but you may have to repeat this in order to get any infants coming out of eggs that survived the first blitz.One bugs which survives can and will produce another big infestation in the future.
Other herbs which deter bugs are mint, lemon balm, lavender (augustifolia), rue, tansy and many others that you might already have in your garden or veg patch.