What are these little black bugs that are invading my cupboards? The other day I found tons of them in my pancake box, so I tossed it. Now, I'm consumed w/ the thoughts of them being in all my other food products. I have no idea what they are but I've seen them before in the bird seed from the pet store or something that looks like them.
They are black, really thin and prob the size of a 1/2 of a centimeter, if that big. They have hard shell type of covering on them and four legs.
I'm wondering what they're interested in. Is it flour or just any type of food product? Does anyone know if there's anything I can do to protect my food products... especially my cake mixes and brownie mixes?! I also have jello boxes in there and I'm afraid they've gotten into everything. I'm also ready to take it all out and put everything in plastic bags.
I hate the bugs here.... uurrgghhhh! During this time of year, ants are everywhere. We get the itty bitty tiny ants that you can hardly see that crawl over the counters looking for food, and then we get these big knarly ants that crawl on the floor wanting to attack my cats if they get close to the food bowls... and then there are these dreaded flying ant things that will come in if you open the door or window as they're flying by.... and now... I have these black bugs.
Is there anything I can do to get rid of them? Do they die on their own or will they get into everything inside my cupboard?? The ones inside the bird seed don't die, it seems. They last for weeks on end, but I keep them tightly inside the plastic bucket until they make their way into the bird's bowls. Also, do they like other things as well or just certain things?
Now I understand why my MIL keeps her salt and pepper sitting in water. Never understood it before or saw the real significance of it, but I do now!!