Hey gang, I have had the most rude awakening this week. I pulled out a box of pasta, and noticed a little pile of what looked like powder on my shelf. It was about a teaspoon full, right in front of the box. My first thought was the kids must have spilled flour and didn’t clean it up, then I opened the box. The pasta was full of holes, and little black specks. Then I saw it move!! After getting completely grossed out, I quickly dumped it into the garbage disposal and chopped that garbage up, bugs and all. Now after a few minutes of research, I found that the bugs were boll weevils. BOLL WEEVILS! In my clean beautiful pantry! I have no idea how they got there, other than they must have been in the package already. So, now I have to treat my entire pantry as if it has been infested, and check EVERYTHING! So, you will not see any posts from me today, other than the one I found on eHow, regarding Boll Weevils and how to avoid them as well as get rid of them. This is going to take quite some time, because I have a rather large pantry…well, two rather large pantry’s. Now I’m going to have to do research on long term storage for the food I purchase. Any pointers?
Wish me luck, I’m going in!
How to Avoid Getting Boll Weevils in Your Pantry
When you reach into your pantry to grab a bag of rice or pasta for dinner, you do not expect to see tiny insects crawling around in the package. Weevils infest grains, eat them and lay their eggs in them. These weevils are very small, so you may not even notice their presence. You must throw away any food contaminated by weevils. If you regularly inspect your pantry and keep it clean, you can avoid future weevil infestations.