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Help - bugs -can you freeze boxes of Uncooked Pasta??

post #1 of 10
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HELP! I had no idea where this goes but, i have little moth/flies in my cupboard? I am very clean so I am very upset! I was told they may be flies that come in and eat the glue in boxes, they eat flour/pasta. So, I was advised to put everything in the fridge/freezer except cans.

So, can I freeze uncooked boxes of pasta? I don't have enough room in my fridge.

Thanks for helping!
post #2 of 10
I put mine in rubbermaid containers instead of keeping them in the cardboard. I've never had a bug problem.
post #3 of 10
yes you can freeze noodles
post #4 of 10
You can freeze them. Those grain bugs can BE in the boxes of pasta when you buy them. Bay leaves are also supposed to help keep things from getting buggy. I used to also keep all of my dry goods like that inside sealed plastic bags to keep any bugs from getting into them. It worked very well. (We had trouble with these several years ago in our apartment, but it's been years since we've had a problem.)
post #5 of 10
I've had these bugs before and they are really hard, if not impossible, to get rid of. I use air tight containers, I have some tupperware and some glass containers that are sealed tight and nothing can get in.

This helps, but the bugs also get into oatmeal, grains and they can eat through plastic bags. I had a plastic bag of flax seeds, and they ate right through the bag and to the flax seed.
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks to all - ugh - I am so disgusted. Okay -- on to cleaning out the cupbards. I am glad I have an almost empty deep freeze!
post #7 of 10
when I had the cafe, I always stored pasta, flour, cornmeal in the freezer.

Now it is something I continue to do at the house.
post #8 of 10
It has never been an issue with my pasta but I do keep bay leaves in my rice and flour jars. Never have had bugs.
post #9 of 10
My mom used to put sticks of gum with the wrappers off in the food cabinet to make the bugs stay away. Seemed to work.
post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by BlueJay View Post

My mom used to put sticks of gum with the wrappers off in the food cabinet to make the bugs stay away. Seemed to work.

What kind of gum?
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