How Can I Get Rid of Rice Weevils?

How Can I Get Rid of Rice Weevils?

Janel Laban
Oct 26, 2010

Q: HELP! I live in an apartment in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a wonderful couple and their daughter (who will be one year old on Tuesday!). Recently, we've discovered an intruder in the house.
No. Not bedbugs.
No. Not mice. (This time.Thanks, Cat.)
Rice weevils.

So far, we've found them in the flour, the Bisquick, and the rice. We're trying to find ways to get rid of them, short of bug-fogging the whole place (due to the baby and the cat).

Here's what I've discovered:
- they brown
- they're ugly
- they have ugly little maggot babies in our rice
- they're not attracted to the apple-vinegar-in-a-mason-jar I put out for the fruit flies
- they don't seem to like bay leaves

Any suggestions?

Sent by Maggie

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