Those little brown bugs shaped like a seed that are found crawling around in your flour, pasta, rice, or cereal boxes in your pantry?
I HATE THEM!!!!
Sure, they're not harmful to us exactly.
They don't bite.
They're not poisonous.
They aren't out to get us.
But they ARE out to eat anything flour-related in your pantry!
Flour bugs, also known as Weevils, usually arrive in your house already in the packages you've brought home form the store.
They can lay many eggs in the flour, hatch, and then eat through the packaging and get into your other flour-related items in your pantry,
causing a lot of hassle and using up our precious time and patience trying to eradicate them.
At least I learned there are Green ways to get rid of them and discourage them from spreading or hanging around, including:
- FREEZING your flour for 1 week before storing in your pantry to kill any eggs that might be in the package,
- Placing your flour into a solid container with a lid to contain any possible infestation, and
- Placing a dried Bay leaf in each flour container to further discourage the little buggers!
On a side note I have also noticed that they seem to like bright light also, for some weird reason....
You can read a FULL ARTICLE about how to get rid of Weevils a.k.a. Flour Bugs by clicking HERE
Anyways, have you ladies ever had problems with flour bugs in your pantry?