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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 5:58 PM, November 21st (Thursday)

In my Kraft Macaroni and Cheese... WTF?

Two boxes were the same. 1st one I didn't notice until I'd poured it into the pot of boiling water... Dumped that sucker out.

2nd box I looked first....

I had just purchased both boxes at the store on Sunday... Where did these evil little brown bastards come from?

3rd box was fine... so we had mac n cheese...

But I'm pissed about the 1st two boxes.


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h0peless
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Default  Posted: 6:35 PM, November 21st (Thursday)

Pissed? You just got a ton of extra protein for free!

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little turtle
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Default  Posted: 7:14 PM, November 21st (Thursday)

Picture?


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 7:17 PM, November 21st (Thursday)

I didn't think to take pictures... I was attempting not to GAG!


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 7:20 PM, November 21st (Thursday)

They were this size

This would be a close up


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little turtle
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Default  Posted: 7:21 PM, November 21st (Thursday)

I've been finding little bugs in the kitchen. They could be the same. Idk what they are which is why I'm hoping someone who does will post how to get rid of them.

Did they look like specs? With tiny wings?


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little turtle
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Default  Posted: 7:22 PM, November 21st (Thursday)

Gross!!!! Mine don't look like that.


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 7:30 PM, November 21st (Thursday)

Little Turtle...

Read this: http://www.hotcouponworld.com/forums/stockpiling-guide-discussions/287987-bugs-ate-my-stockpile.html


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Default  Posted: 7:46 PM, November 21st (Thursday)

Store should refund you the two boxes...


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little turtle
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Default  Posted: 7:56 PM, November 21st (Thursday)

Yuck. I just checked my cupboards. found a bunch in the bisquick, an old box of macaroni, and an opened box of pancake mix. Guess I better eat that stuff faster or get some containers to store it!!

Thanks for the link, jrc.


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 8:57 PM, November 21st (Thursday)

You're welcome Little Turtle...

And I don't have the receipt anymore


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Sad in AZ
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Default  Posted: 12:23 AM, November 22nd (Friday)

They're flour weevils. You probably have to get rid of every box of starchy food, thoroughly clean the cupboard with something strong like vinegar and start all over.


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Default  Posted: 2:17 AM, November 22nd (Friday)

Nothing short of an insane coincidence... I went to make tea tonight and one of the cups (decorative and on the counter in a rack) had a dead adult and a cajillion little ones in it. Why the HELL they were in there I can't say.

I looked through my cupboards and came across exactly ONE of the microscopic ones on top of a whole wheat flour bag so I chucked everything in there.

I have another cabinet with pasta... do you have to get rid of that stuff too? What about sugar?

This is so fricken gross. I'm actually completely relieved that I read this post earlier or I would have had an even bigger heart attack, I think.


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Default  Posted: 5:21 AM, November 22nd (Friday)

weevils aren't actually dangerous. If they're getting in your dry goods a lot, just store that stuff in the freezer. We used to sift them out of our frozen flour every time we used it in China!


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Default  Posted: 7:33 AM, November 22nd (Friday)

Just weevils. Gotta toss or filter your powdered goods, flour, soup mixes, pancake batter etc.

When we would get them when I was a kid my mom would have a pitching party and throw out everything, my Grandma on the other hand (a child of the depression) would get out her sifters, and strainers and go to work.
I personally keep that stuff in big Mason jars with locking seal lids, keeps em out.

They are just yucky, but really don't hurt the running of ya none as Grandma said. LOL.

Sorry your Mac and Cheese experience was ruined.


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Default  Posted: 9:37 AM, November 22nd (Friday)

ok you sifters arent they pooing in your stuff, OMG I would die. Mice were bad enough, but BUGS in my food EEWWWWWW!!!!


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Default  Posted: 10:27 AM, November 22nd (Friday)

Use vinegar, but also add clove and cinnamon oil to the water and vinegar mixture.
Yes, airtight containers for future storage.
We used to get them all the time, now never.


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Default  Posted: 10:37 AM, November 22nd (Friday)

No charge for additional protein.


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Default  Posted: 12:53 PM, November 22nd (Friday)

ya'll wouldn't make it long on Survivor....


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Default  Posted: 3:00 PM, November 22nd (Friday)

Weevils. The cure is to get rid of everything floury in your kitchen or soon you will have them marching along your counters in legions.

HOWEVER, if you just brought this home from the store, you may not have an infestation yet. Get rid of the packages that are infested and hope for the best. Check your flour every week or so.


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Default  Posted: 3:08 PM, November 22nd (Friday)

When I was in Boy Scouts and we shucked corn for the first time we were told not to throw away an ear if it had some bugs in it. Ince you boil the corn, the bugs are dead and there is no threat of illness. They get sterilized.

Those mac-n-cheese boxes should have been just fine (of course you wouldn't get me eating it).


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little turtle
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Default  Posted: 8:31 PM, November 23rd (Saturday)

The bugs I found don't look like weevils, but I threw away the foods the bugs were in. All of the foods hadn't been touched in months, so no big loss. The flour hadn't been used in years...but it was in a plastic storage container. The pancake mix was in a Tupperware container. So idk what else to put things in. The freezer?


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Default  Posted: 4:47 PM, December 9th (Monday)

After cleaning your pantry and cupboards, place any starchy foods in either airtight containers or store in the freezer. Their presence does not mean you aren't eating your food fast enough, they just arrived with something you recently bought. I must agree, they make you feel grossed out.

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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 4:49 PM, December 9th (Monday)

All the little brown bugs are gone now... Yay.

I cleaned with vinegar and they didn't come back.


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DS - 13
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Default  Posted: 5:02 PM, December 9th (Monday)

Also be sure to sterilize (freeze for 2 weeks) any heating pads/eye masks you acquire that use rice or corn. I know someone who got a weevil infestation in her linen closet from these.

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Default  Posted: 11:45 AM, December 10th (Tuesday)

It just goes to show that weevil knows no bounds


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