How can I get rid of bugs in the flour

It seems every summer I find bugs in the flour and pasta in my cupboard.

  7 answers
  • Judy Judy on Oct 19, 2017
    I keep my flour in a Ziploc bag in the fridge. Absolutely no moisture gets in, and it lasts. Put all bagged and boxed pantry items in plastic totes with lids, or transfer to glass/ plastic canisters with tight-fitting lids. I had this problem in Florida and had to 86 a bunch of food. Switching to this storage method solved the problem, plus the food stayed fresher!
  • Claire naish Claire naish on Oct 19, 2017
    Silica packet from an item you have bought like shoes etc.
  • Vie29848390 Vie29848390 on Oct 19, 2017
    Keep the flour in a container in your refrigerater.
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Oct 19, 2017
    I keep my flour in the freezer to avoid this
    • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Oct 19, 2017
      after a few gross experiences, i switched to do this and haven't had an issue since :)
  • Phyllis Darling Phyllis Darling on Oct 19, 2017
    I store my flour in the freezer or fridge. Never a bug problem.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 19, 2017
    Use air tight containers
  • Flipturn Flipturn on Oct 19, 2017
    What kind of containers are you storing your baking ingredients, and other pantry foods in? Agree with everyone who has said that these bulk foods should be stored only in plastic or glass containers that are truly air tight and moisture proof.

    You many need to spend more initially on getting quality brand containers that do not warp and whose lids retain their seal in the dishwasher.

    Do not store these kinds of foods in containers that have held other foods, and wash thoroughly before refilling each time, especially grain, nut, or seed based foods. Do not store combined bags of flour, from one bag to the next. Store in separate containers.
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