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Black Mealy Bugs in Cereal Box?

posted by lwhite

11-09-trashWhen you see these pests in your cupboard, you need to examine it carefully to be sure there’s not a pantry bug or weevil infestation. Here’s what else you should do:

1. If you see the other products/boxes with the bugs inside, you have to throw out the items (you cannot save the food inside). And empty all areas that contain the bugs.
2. Scrub the shelves thoroughly with hot, sudsy water. Then spray the area with a kitchen-safe insecticide. Close the cupboard doors for several hours and then open.
3.To prevent bugs from getting into food item, store them in glass jars or sealed plastic bags.



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