How do you get rid of flour bugs? I keep getting them.

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Even after I clean out my closet and put anything that has flour in plastic bags, I keep getting them back. Is there something (other than bug spray) that is none toxic I could put in my pantry

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  • Oliva Oliva on Aug 04, 2018

    This will most likely disgust you, but grain bugs can hatch after purchase, given sufficient time and heat. They can invade multiple cabinet areas of your kitchen, resulting in having to dispose of the contaminated grains and scrubbing all cabinets and their contents. The foolproof remedy is to freeze all flours, oats, rice etc. for a minimum of 72 hours prior to using. Place the flours in freezer bags or containers that are freezer proof. This beats seeing movement in your baking bowls, particularly after having added multiple ingredients, or having to dispose of large bags of grain items.

  • Linda Winn Bacon Linda Winn Bacon on Aug 04, 2018

    have you tried putting bay leaves in the flour (make sure container is air-tight). Been working for me for years.

  • Jamie Jamie on Aug 04, 2018

    These little guys come from the processing plants already in the bags.

  • Orc32891747 Orc32891747 on Aug 04, 2018

    Thank you

  • Orc32891747 Orc32891747 on Aug 04, 2018

    Thank you

  • Nancy Nancy on Aug 04, 2018

    I keep my flour in the freezer, never had bugs.

  • Orc32891747 Orc32891747 on Aug 04, 2018

    I keep my flour in the refrigerator. I get bugs from other items that have flour - cereal, dog biscuits, croutons, etc. I just can’t seem to get rid of them.

  • Linda Winn Bacon Linda Winn Bacon on Aug 12, 2018

    And another thing - the flour is in the laundry room (which can get warm).