This beautiful moth you see before you is called a grain moth.
This creature that God made so beautifully is also called a pantry moth.
And my pantry is infested with them.
AND THEY ARE ALL GOING TO DIE.
I have been dealing with these suckers for months. Months. Probably years. I have tried tupperware containers, I have tried ziplock bags,
I have tried rubbermaid containers…
these freaking bugs get into everything, regardless of the container and regardless of which cupboard they are in, in different rooms. I have cleaned out, vacuumed, washed, gotten completely new ziplock bags and rubbermaid containers….AND THEY KEEP COMING BACK.
But I keep trying.
I keep trying to find a better, more efficient way of storing 50lbs of rice, pinto beans and flour in our home in order to be frugal, crafty, creative and ingenious. I am trying to budget our family’s meals in healthy, cost effective ways in long-term-planning.
AND THESE FREAKING MOTHS ARE CRAMPING MY FREAKING STYLE.
Tonight, FOR EXAMPLE, I made homemade chili. I used pinto beans in the pressure cooker, added tomatoes, onions and seasoned ground lamb.
Perfect Sunday dinner, right?
Except as soon as I dished the chili onto plates for people, I see a couple dried moth larvae dead and laying on top of the chili.
ON TOP OF THE CHILI. THAT I JUST COOKED FOR MY FAMILY.
I am so…so….so freaking done with these bugs. So done. With these bugs.
I swear this house is just the house of bugs. We had a backyard infested with TICKS when we moved in (thank you chickens for taking care of that problem!), earwigs, flies, maggots, black widow spiders and pantry moths.
If you find me in a rubber room, it is because there are no bugs in there.
I am using this website to direct my next course of action: http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Pantry-Moths