"Chris (SilverUnicorn)" wrote in message
Okay, I thought I had this taken care of but apparently not :(
We have these bugs. You know, the ones that are little worm like
things that turn into moths? They like grains and stuff. Well, I don't
know how, but we have them. Bad. Again
Thre first time, we cleaned out the whole pantry, checked everything
(or at least thought we did) and washed the walls with water / bleach.
It was good for a month or 2, and now they are back. We are at our
wit's end now.
Any ideas on how the hell to get rid of these once and for all? I
really can't firebomb them, as much as I'd like to, LOL
Wondering if anyone has had a similar issue. We're not dirty people,
and this makes me feel like we are :(
Thanks in advance,
Indian meal moths. Mine persisted for almost two months before it became
all-out war. And the one poster is right, avoid any store where you see
these things flying around (check the bird seed aisle). Freeze for at least
several days or dispose of any (dry) item not in a metal can or tightly
sealed glass container. Remove everything else & wipe them down with soapy
water. Vacuum the shelving, thoroughly where it meets the wall. Clean with
soapy water. Then buy hard-sided, airtight canisters for everything that
comes home from the grocery store from now on. (They were a good investment
for me, and I like being able to keep everything fresh & see exactly how
much of what I have left.)
A few tips: Do not store any potentially infested item anywhere on your
property (garage, compost heap, etc) or they will find a way back in. Never
donate any possibly infested items. (I worked at a food bank, and it's
possible to starve more people than you feed by doing that.)
Use baited sticky traps on the flying adults. Don't let them get very full.
Keep a couple new ones on the shelves after you think they've all gone. The
traps are not a cure, but they're useful as indicators.