Thursday, August 11, 2011

You don't bring me flours...anymore...

Okay, I'll admit it.  I used to have weevils in my pantry occasionally.  In the flour, or baking mixes, etc.  But years and years ago I read that if you bring those kinds of things home from the store and immediately put them in the freezer for a few days, the freezing temperature will kill off any larvae that may be in the package, and they will never hatch into adult bugs.

I've done just that ever since, and I can't remember the last time I've seen a weevil in the house.

I guess we've been eating some larvae...but I'm okay with being in denial about things like that.


  1. Good tip, I actually store quite a bit of that stuff in the freezer...esp. stuff I don't use as often as I should, like all the healthy Wheat Germ I

    have a great day

  2. We don't seem to have weavils here but we certainly did at times IN Saskatchewan!

    Thanks for the comment on my blog on my necklace.. I was rather pleased with how it all went together!

    Love the title on this post!

    that's it! I'm grinding my own flour from now on! LOL!
    Always thought my good ol' TW was saving me, but guess not!

  4. I've done this my whole life (with any kind of flour, cornmeal, baking mixes, etc.)! I guess having a home economics teacher for a grandmother helped huh?

    The only times I've ever found weevils was when I was too lazy to freeze the stuff when I brought it home and decided to risk it. NOT worth the risk! ;-)

    <3 ya!


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