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I finally tracked down the source of our pantry moths!

Some time ago, it was a sandwich-size zipper-lock bag full of wheat germ and oat bran mixed together. Yesterday, it looked like a katamari ball.

They also got into the sushi rice, TVP, and a bag of jasmine rice. I tossed a few other items in nibbled outer bags for good measure.

Lesson learned: dry goods MUST go into an airtight canister or FoodSaver bags before going into the cupboards.

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ex_passerine551
Jul. 21st, 2007 12:02 am (UTC)
yes! did you have this issue when you lived in Co? becuase i didn't have in in Ky...but here...everything in the pantry has to be sealed in containers or bags. little buggers....
oddharmonic
Jul. 23rd, 2007 03:16 am (UTC)
I've never had pantry moths before anywhere I lived! My mother identified the moths for me before I found the source because she'd seen them when my parents lived in California.

Everything in canisters and bulk spice jugs was fine so we lost much less than I feared. We still have enough oatmeal to constipate a small army. (:
7leaguebootdisk
Jul. 22nd, 2007 05:30 pm (UTC)
For a paranoid solution, drop a chunk of dry ice in the container, then the flour or what ever, put the lid on loosely, the tightly tomorrow. The CO2 will have filled the container, and will kill everything in it. Or so I heard in a sailing magazine.
oddharmonic
Jul. 23rd, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC)
I'd try that just to play with dry ice! (:

I hope you've had fun with the Palm V I ran the battery out on. Waiting patiently for relatives to cycle through to the next new thing just netted me a gently used Palm Tungsten E2. It's awful fancy for my general PDA use as a glorified address book, but this time I've got a reminder taped to my laptop to remind me to put it on the cradle nightly. (:
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