Monday, September 14, 2009

Old Mother Hubbard...

Yup, that's me.
Or, that's what I feel like.

You see ever since my husband went thru his midlife crisis, (crazy, organic, all natural, no processed foods) We buy A LOT of nuts, beans, meal, flax seed, whole grain everything
 ( all natural/organic)
And,  these type foods tend to bring "friends"with them, BECAUSE of course no pesticides are used.

The telltale sign is the flutter, flutter of moth wings...
 and then the manic searching of the cupboards begins.
 I can never hold back the scream when I find the little worms moving about whatever food they came in on.
 This time it was chopped walnuts.

So begins the washing down of cupboards and the throwing away of all food in them. I keep them bare for a few days to make sure that they are rid of "new friends." The women who helps me clean said that in Poland they keep bay leaves in their cupboards and flour to keep the moths away. 
I might have to get some bay leaves...

And I better get some new food, our cupboards are bare!

6 comments:

Susan said...

OMG... I have them too...(pantry moths) EW, hate them... I've been told they frequently come in through dog food and all animal food... going to keep my food in the garage... I've also seen them "nest" (so gross) in corn starch - must be that time of year - do you use any special insect killer? I've had them before... creeps me out!!! I'll gladly try bay leaves!

OHN said...

When we were on vacation a couple of years ago those little buggers took over our (walk-in) pantry. I was mortified when we came home...our neighbors had been here several times a day taking care of our animals. I wasn't positive at the time if they saw the thousands of those things flying around in there (the pantry door was closed) but I had to gut EVERYTHING and since it was empty I painted too (all within 24 hours of coming home). What a mess! I sympathize with you....and if you are like me, you will start throwing things out if you don't use them right away...still gives me the willies :)

Frau said...

OMG! Good luck I have the willies just thinking about it!

Kate said...

We eat a lot of "bird seed" stuff here too:) I keepp walnuts & flaxseed in the fridge - they keep longer & no bugs.

Joyce said...

Cute Patty! I never heard of bay leaves to keep things at bay. xoxo

hello gorgeous said...

I'm not sure which is worse, pantry moths or husbands in midlife crisis (mine just bought a motorcycle...). :-)