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Old 12-27-2008, 01:26 PM   #11
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Mostly they come from the food itself as tiny eggs. Given the right conditions and time they may hatch and grow into larvae, eventually to become moths or tiny beetles that will infect your entire pantry.

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Old 08-14-2009, 10:36 PM   #12
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I use my Foodsaver but vacume seal in wide mouth jars with the jar sealing accessory. I prefer jars over bags for long term storage. I also read that if you put in a bay leaf with corn meal, pasta or rice that it helps keep any bugs from hatching. Not sure yet if that works, but I gave it a try. I figure what will it hurt to throw in a bay leaf. Small insurance.
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If you vacuum seal then a bay leaf is not necessary since bugs can't get in and anything already in is dead. A bay leaf on the shelf may be more appropriate.
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Thanks mcnerd I was wondering about that since there is no oxygen in the jar after vacume sealing it. Guess I will save the bay leaf. The shelf is a good idea.
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