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Old 04-22-2006, 02:58 PM   #11
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Bugs in flour is a strongly regional problem. There are places where I've never even heard of it happening. My sister had to keep even her 5# bags of flour in the fridge, or it would be full of weevils, no matter what she stored it in. So try to figure out who lives in your area. I've never seen a bug in flour here (NW IL), and believe it or not, not in HI either, nor VA, nor anywhere out west. BUT when I lived in FL just about any grain not hermetically sealed (and some that were, which means the eggs were in the rice/flour/couscous/etc when purchased) would come up with bugs. I suspect in some places I've lived you could leave the stuff in a loose-weave bag and not get bugs.

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Old 04-23-2006, 07:10 PM   #12
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in the frontier days they would use a sieve to remove the bugs and larva before they used the flour. not a very appetizing idea but it apparently works.


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