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Do you know how to get rid of them? Have an infestion of them . Got rid of everything that had them. Now need to know what to do next to keep them from returning. Any info will help. Thanks


Be happy Be safe
 
Posts: 1062 | Location: east coast | Registered: Apr 29, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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You mean Mealybugs?
There are many sites with control and information on them, if you do a search.
Check below for general info.
http://howto.yellow.co.nz/home...-to-kill-mealy-bugs/
 
Posts: 9655 | Location: Plains & Mountains | Registered: Jun 08, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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You've already thrown out everything.
Clean the pantry/cabinet where you have everything stored.
Wipe the shelves down - be sure to check cracks and crannies.

When you replenish -
Put everything in sealable containers/plastic bags.

I purchase flour when it is on sale and pop it into a plastic bag then put it in my freezer. When I need a bag, I remove it from the freezer and the plastic bag. I open the paper packaging and let it come to room temperature. Then I pour it in the sealable canister.

Make sure your cereals (hot and cold), pastas, chips, etc. are sealed.
 
Posts: 17201 | Location: Daingerfield, TX | Registered: Feb 07, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Ahhh....you mean the bugs that can infest pantry foods...meal worms, pantry moths or weevils?

For sure you did right to throw out any infested/old product. And as mentioned above, I would thoroughly clean/vacuum the cabinets/shelves and then buy some containers that seal well to store any new open products.
 
Posts: 9655 | Location: Plains & Mountains | Registered: Jun 08, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thanks to all of you.Will pick up some containers while replacing what I need.


Be happy Be safe
 
Posts: 1062 | Location: east coast | Registered: Apr 29, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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For years, I've been putting bay leaves in the corners of my cabinet shelves. I haven't had any mealybugs for years.
 
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