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popflops
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I made the mistake of buying 3 large bags of normally expensive dog food on sale for $9.99 at Pueblo several weeks ago. And now I know why. Apparently they must have had pantry moth larvae already in the bags when I brought them into my house... and put them in my pantry with the rest of our food. On Friday I emptied every cabinet where I found bugs, threw away a kitchen trash bag and a half of food that had bugs in it, sprayed the hell out of everything with Raid Flying Insect spray, wiped everything down, put back (in Tupperware bins) what I had managed to save and thought I was done. Not so. Yesterday I noticed some, and today there are even more. What do I do? Are there bombs I can buy? This is disgusting!!

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Topic starter Posted : August 1, 2010 11:46 am
Linda J
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I'm really careful about any dry goods, cereal, cat food, flour. I transfer most things into airtight plastic containers, they are your best bet, as well as storing things like flour, pancake mix and spices in your freezer.

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Posted : August 1, 2010 11:53 am
popflops
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That's what I've heard. Unfortunately, if we stored everything in our fridge or freezer, we'd have to buy another just to store the stuff that actually needs to be kept cold or frozen!!

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Topic starter Posted : August 1, 2010 12:00 pm
SkysTheLimit
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We've seen weevils in unopened packages of dry goods in the past. Flour, sugar, bisquick, cereal, etc all get stored in the fridge or freezer now.

BTW When you go into Pueblo do you sense that the store is dirty and smelly? I refuse to shop at pueblo for that reason alone. Add to that the pricing is often mis-marked and they steal electricity.:-o

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Posted : August 1, 2010 12:12 pm
rks
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Raid makes a water-soluble bomb which we use periodically. You should bomb twice about a week or two apart to get post-emergent critters you missed with the first bomb.
Everything we buy goes into ziplocs or the fridge. Cardboard packaging is removed as soon as possible.

For the best value, buy products from stores with the highest rotation so you don't have to buy things twice, or in this case, restock your entire pantry twice!

Good luck.

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Posted : August 1, 2010 2:24 pm
LuckyGirl56
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Sounds like there was a reason the "normally expensive" dog food was on sale for $9.99. It probably already had weavels or whatever growing in it. I remember a friend bought Milk Bones years ago and immediately put them into a sealed container and by that same afternoon "creatures" were crawling all over them. On Sale usually ends up in the garbage.

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Posted : August 1, 2010 3:25 pm
popflops
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rks - Do you remember where you purchased those Raid bombs? Kmart's selection was pretty minimal, so I was thinking of hitting GB Hardware or Gannett's next.

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Topic starter Posted : August 1, 2010 3:57 pm
rks
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I think we got them at GBH most recently. Kmart used to carry them too, IIRC. They are called "Raid Fumigator" and are packaged in a blue box which contains 3 packs. The water-based bombs are nice because they don't leave an oily residue that many of the aerosol bombs do.

Health Tip: Strip your bed and put a plastic sheet over your mattress and pillows before you set them off so you won't inhale what little residue there is as you sleep.

Good luck

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Posted : August 1, 2010 4:10 pm
popflops
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Thanks, rks!

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Topic starter Posted : August 1, 2010 5:55 pm
limetime2
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I bought them at K-Mart West yesterday..... so I know you can get them there... 10 or 12 bucks for the 3 pack.

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Posted : August 2, 2010 8:45 pm
glee48
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How about getting rid of the inconvenient dog food when you get rid of the inconvenient dog? Just saying!

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Posted : August 2, 2010 11:37 pm
DUN
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We've seen weevils in unopened packages of dry goods in the past. Flour, sugar, bisquick, cereal, etc all get stored in the fridge or freezer now.

BTW When you go into Pueblo do you sense that the store is dirty and smelly? I refuse to shop at pueblo for that reason alone. Add to that the pricing is often mis-marked and they steal electricity.:-o

Dam, when i started reading this( http://www.denverpost.com/ci_13659794?source=bb ), i thought it was KARMA:@) !!

But seriously,Pueblo supermarket owner Ahmad Al Khatib who stole from WAPA thinks I'm with consumer as I'm always bringing expired & mis priced items to his attention!
I wonder how much the supermarkets pay consumer as i can NEVER get consumer to come to a supermarket when i see a huge problem!
I ran into him last week, & there was a WAPA truck in the parking lot!!!
The meat dept. manager thinks I'm w/ Consumer as well, wonder how much i'd get if I put my hand out???

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Posted : August 3, 2010 12:07 am
DUN
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I made the mistake of buying 3 large bags of normally expensive dog food on sale for $9.99 at Pueblo several weeks ago. And now I know why. Apparently they must have had pantry moth larvae already in the bags when I brought them into my house... and put them in my pantry with the rest of our food. On Friday I emptied every cabinet where I found bugs, threw away a kitchen trash bag and a half of food that had bugs in it, sprayed the hell out of everything with Raid Flying Insect spray, wiped everything down, put back (in Tupperware bins) what I had managed to save and thought I was done. Not so. Yesterday I noticed some, and today there are even more. What do I do? Are there bombs I can buy? This is disgusting!!

Now the arabs will profit big time when you replace all that food(let's not give them anymore ideas!
Apparently(for the right price) the supermarkets here don't have to deal w/ consumer!

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Posted : August 3, 2010 12:12 am
popflops
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glee48 -- I never said that any of my dogs was inconvenient. I guess I need to re-read my Schnauzer post, if that's how people are reading it? And I need to keep food to feed my animals, so maybe I just need to find a better way to store it.

limetime2 -- Thanks. I did find it at Kmart today.

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Topic starter Posted : August 3, 2010 12:44 am
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