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Post by Mi Amigo » Sat, 19 Jan 2013 12:28 pm

Brah wrote:What about other foods? So far we have uncooked rice, pasta, wheat goods - anything else?
Good question; I'm guessing quite a lot else. Some friends of ours went on holiday for a couple of weeks, during which time their fridge/freezer failed. When they got back and looked inside, apparently it was like a scene from Alien with various bugs crawling around. Double Eeeeuuuwww!
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Post by Brah » Sun, 20 Jan 2013 9:38 pm

Am shamelessly bumping this to see if anyone (Lynx?) has more input as we've seen a few more critters where they shouldn't be.
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Brah wrote:What about other foods? So far we have uncooked rice, pasta, wheat goods - anything else?
Good question; I'm guessing quite a lot else. Some friends of ours went on holiday for a couple of weeks, during which time their fridge/freezer failed. When they got back and looked inside, apparently it was like a scene from Alien with various bugs crawling around. Double Eeeeuuuwww!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 20 Jan 2013 11:11 pm

Brah & Mi Amigo, this should put you right off of home cooking permanently. But if it doesn't, remember bugs are over 90% protein, so actually are better than the carbohydrate/starches they inhabit.

http://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources ... s304.shtml
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Post by the lynx » Mon, 21 Jan 2013 9:05 am

Brah wrote:Am shamelessly bumping this to see if anyone (Lynx?) has more input as we've seen a few more critters where they shouldn't be.
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Brah wrote:What about other foods? So far we have uncooked rice, pasta, wheat goods - anything else?
Good question; I'm guessing quite a lot else. Some friends of ours went on holiday for a couple of weeks, during which time their fridge/freezer failed. When they got back and looked inside, apparently it was like a scene from Alien with various bugs crawling around. Double Eeeeuuuwww!
More of the same critter that you mentioned above? Or different critter this time?

By the way, just a reminder. This tropical climate calls for more serious food storage. This region is the place where you cannot leave your uncooked meat on kitchen counter for over one hour without getting the heinous stench (and having flies swarming over from miles away) and you cannot keep fruits (especially bananas) in open without having them rot few days faster than they would in temperate countries. And you cannot keep your uncooked linguine or spaghetti standing in open jars, nor you cannot store spices and ingredients in shake bottles without airtight lids.

Don't get me started on leather too...

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Post by Brah » Mon, 21 Jan 2013 9:51 am

the lynx wrote:
Brah wrote:Am shamelessly bumping this to see if anyone (Lynx?) has more input as we've seen a few more critters where they shouldn't be.
More of the same critter that you mentioned above? Or different critter this time?
Same type, but in a non-food location. All the food is in the fridge or in plastic boxes. What was in ziplocs are now in boxes JIC.

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Post by Sergei82 » Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:19 pm

I saw those in dry oats here, in SG. Also buckwheat may have them, although people don't eat buckwheat in SG, it is common in my country though. :)

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:46 pm

Sergei, also in my country in certain areas. Especially buckwheat pancakes.
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Post by the lynx » Thu, 24 Jan 2013 2:02 pm

Brah wrote:
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Brah wrote:Am shamelessly bumping this to see if anyone (Lynx?) has more input as we've seen a few more critters where they shouldn't be.
More of the same critter that you mentioned above? Or different critter this time?
Same type, but in a non-food location. All the food is in the fridge or in plastic boxes. What was in ziplocs are now in boxes JIC.
I am honestly not sure of your situation, from here. But if you have a vacuum cleaner, do a nice vacuum-cleaning through your kitchen and every place you said you saw them, and make sure you go through crevices and gaps between floor joints, corners and frames.

That will remove EVERYTHING - bugs, eggs, moulted skins, carcasses or even minute traces of food that got them there. Hope that helps.

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Post by Brah » Thu, 24 Jan 2013 5:51 pm

the lynx wrote:I am honestly not sure of your situation, from here. But if you have a vacuum cleaner, do a nice vacuum-cleaning through your kitchen and every place you said you saw them, and make sure you go through crevices and gaps between floor joints, corners and frames.

That will remove EVERYTHING - bugs, eggs, moulted skins, carcasses or even minute traces of food that got them there. Hope that helps.
It does, thanks.

Maybe that will also help with the other critters, teeny-tiny white crawlies, they seem to live in the wood around the kitchen sink. They may be termites.

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 24 Jan 2013 5:53 pm

Brah wrote: Maybe that will also help with the other critters, teeny-tiny white crawlies, they seem to live in the wood around the kitchen sink. They may be termites.
Oh yes, you have!

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Post by the lynx » Fri, 25 Jan 2013 1:41 pm

Brah wrote:
the lynx wrote:I am honestly not sure of your situation, from here. But if you have a vacuum cleaner, do a nice vacuum-cleaning through your kitchen and every place you said you saw them, and make sure you go through crevices and gaps between floor joints, corners and frames.

That will remove EVERYTHING - bugs, eggs, moulted skins, carcasses or even minute traces of food that got them there. Hope that helps.
It does, thanks.

Maybe that will also help with the other critters, teeny-tiny white crawlies, they seem to live in the wood around the kitchen sink. They may be termites.
Oops, you need to call a professional to do this...

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Post by Brah » Mon, 18 Mar 2013 6:56 pm

New pack of pasta from the supermarket in Paragon today, when boiled all the critters started coming out! Threw it all out so can't go back for a refund I suppose.

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 18 Mar 2013 7:41 pm

Brah wrote:New pack of pasta from the supermarket in Paragon today, when boiled all the critters started coming out! Threw it all out so can't go back for a refund I suppose.

could have done a bear grylls act :lol:
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