How do you keep bugs out of food storage?
Storing foods in airtight containers should be your focus here. Animals or insects will hunt for food by scent, so using airtight containers will keep them from smelling your food. Anything not airtight or contained within packaging that mice and rats chew up for bedding need to be stored differently.
How do I get rid of food bugs in my kitchen?
How do I get rid of them? Empty your pantry completely and vacuum out the shelves, floors and corners. Then, wash the spaces down with soapy water — but don’t apply bleach, ammonia or pesticides. They won’t prevent a future infestation and can be dangerous if they come in contact with foods.
What are these little bugs in my pantry?
“Some of the most common pantry pests include ants, weevils, Indian meal moths, sawtooth grain beetles and flour beetles.” The insects themselves are harmless to humans, and there is little to no likelihood of anyone becoming ill if one of these insect interlopers is accidentally consumed.
How do I get rid of little bugs in my kitchen cabinets?
Wipe down all the shelves with a 50-50 water and white vinegar solution. Vinegar acts as a repellent to deter pantry bugs from coming back. It will also kill any bugs that may still be hiding in your cupboards! Do not use pesticides, bleach, or ammonia to wipe down the pantry.
How do bugs get in closed containers?
Most often, pests use their sharp jaws to make tiny punctures and sneak into cardboard or plastic containers. This is especially the case with packages that have sharp edges like cake mix boxes. If the pests don’t chew their way into packages, they will most likely slip through tiny openings.
How do I get rid of weevils in my kitchen cupboards?
Thoroughly clean the cupboard with soapy water – you can use bleach, but be sure to take care – and make an effort to get right into the corners of the cupboard.
How do I get rid of tiny pantry bugs?
Wipe down all the shelves with a 50-50 water and white vinegar solution. Vinegar acts as a repellent to deter pantry bugs from coming back. It will also kill any bugs that may still be hiding in your cupboards!
How do I keep weevils out of my cupboards?
Store grains in tightly sealed glass, metal, or sturdy plastic containers (not bags). Regularly clean pantry cracks, crevices, and shelves. Small bags of black pepper placed around the pantry may repel weevils.