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Offline DalPuri

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Re: Deggi Mirch infestation
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2015, 01:11 PM »
Birds aren't affected by chillies or chilli powder. Its a good way of deterring squirrels from the feeder. ;)

They could be moth larvae, hard to tell from a photo.

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Re: Deggi Mirch infestation
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2015, 07:27 PM »
I think you may be correct that it was moth larvae.

Here's an image I found via google for one kind of moth and it looks remarkably similar. And, yes, moths are a known pest in my area:



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Re: Deggi Mirch infestation
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2015, 12:50 AM »
Pantry moths are a real problem out here and there are certain things they just love in the grub stage.  Dried fruit and bran are among the worst so Sultana Bran is a paradise for grubs. 

Not sure if you can get them over there but I use a pantry moth trap which is a piece of cardboard that you fold into a triangular prism shape, open each end. The inside is lined with a bait infused sticky gel.  After a few week in the pantry it is basically full when the infestation is bad.  I regularly need to go through and locate the source of infestation and toss it out.

I have recently been going through all of my herbs and spices, grains, flours and legumes and transferring them to O-ring sealed Clip-it containers.  I have found bugs inside them so they must come inside the original packaging.



 

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