Posted on | April 13, 2012 | 2 Comments
I’m finished with the bulk buying. Why? Indian Meal Moths. They have taken over the house. They have invaded every box/package of pasta, cereal, rice, flour, nuts, crackers… I have tried everything. I have moved everything into air proof containers. Do the Indian Meal Moths care? No. They are mini Houdinis. They can climb into anything. They eat through the plastic bag to get to the rice. Oh, and don’t even try to smash them. They disintegrate into a black smear that can’t be removed.
I caved. After I began to pick out boiled larvae from the pasta while still on the stovetop, I administered an intervention, to myself. I can’t control them. I give. I called an exterminator. I’ve never called an exterminator before.
Everything had to be tossed. Our trash collectors must hate me. If I’m not tossing a quarter of thawed, grass-fed beef, I’m tossing an entire kitchen & basement of dried goods.