Bugs in kitchen cabinets!

Asked October 12, 2015, 10:51 PM EDT

I found bugs in my cabinets where I store food. How can I get rid of them? I found one in a closed box of rice and sometimes on my counter. Do you have any advice?

San Joaquin County California

1 Response

With any of the so-called "stored product pests" like grain weevils the best option is to first locate the main source (probably a single container of dry food stuff) and dispose of it, or freeze it. Next, carefully clean the area using a strong vacuum. Finally, the area can be treated with one of the botanical insecticides that is approved for this use (see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/botanical_insecticide.html, note: this is my personal website, your county Extension office may have additional information).