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RE: [world_famous_recipes] weevils

From: Susan de Robles <sderobles@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2003 22:35:12 -0400
Message-ID: <410-2200392923512410@earthlink.net>
To: "Harding Smith" <big_harding@yahoo.com>, "recioes" <world_famous_recipes@yahoogroups.com>


Hi,

My name is Susan and I must apologize for not being more active here
.......I live in Sint Maarten (eastern caribbean)  and also in North 
Florida......and I have big time problems with weevils in Sint Maarten. 
It's an all year round problem there.  I need to store all rice and pasta
in large jars as they are able to eat their way through everything else.  
I can't tell you how many times I've needed to dump 10 lb bags of flour and
rice.  Now , before I bottle the flour and rice and pasta,  I sift it
..........I realize it's not easily done with larger amounts......so I do
lot's of food shopping. ......and lot's of food dumping ........I was told
weevils aren't poisonous but they are disgusting little buggers.  Some say
to freeze everything first and that is supposed to kill them ......but i
don't agree........they come back to life when defrosted ...and also rise
to the top of the pasta pot while boiling ...it's just so difficult to see
them in the sacks they come in before i take them home. ....I wish the
market warehouses stored them better before putting on their shelves.  

I gave up complaining years ago .....it truly hasn't helped !   

Hope someone in the group has a remedy, Thank you for allowing me to vent
my weevil story.

Sincerely,
Susan


> [Original Message]
> From: Harding Smith <big_harding@yahoo.com>
> To: recioes <world_famous_recipes@yahoogroups.com>
> Date: 9/8/2003 9:40:30 PM
> Subject: [world_famous_recipes] help and my story
>
> First thing first Saturday I flew my wife home.
>
> So today (Sunday) I decide to fix a fast pot roast for
> dinner. About 11 30 I got the roast out of the freezer
> and put it in the pressure cooker. (8 qt size). I
> brown the meat a little, then put the bottom liner in
> add water, salt, seasoning salt, pepper and 2 slice
> onion, (no tears came) put the lid on and turn the
> stove to high flame. (We have a Wolf home unit is is
> like there commercial line with big cast iron burners
> weights about 1500 lbs). My foreman came over to tell
> me we had a weevil problem in our food store, a big
> weevil problem. while we were out side talking we hear
> a big bang from the home. Going in we find a pressurer
> cooker wit a safety plug blown and a cracked lid. I
> now have an unhappy wife and a big mess. I wife was
> shaired to death and thought for sure someone had shot
> me. I must admit I know what happened when i heard it.
>
> Part 2
>
> We get a very bad weevil problem here, they are in
> everything, flour biscuit mix, powder milk, sugar,
> pasta, dry potatoes, you name it. We never had weevil
> in Jackson Hole as a hot day there would be in the low
> 80s and our winters below zero much of the time. We
> buy like 2 to 3 tons of food in the fall and put in
> the food storehouse. My help are pay room and board as
> part of there pay and since 2 of then live in houses
> on the ranch with their family they get food from the
> storehouse as need recording what they take. the
> foreman got a 50lb sack of flour and a 50 of sugar
> Saturday and his wife find them full of weevil. This
> summer here as been in to the high 90s and low 100s.
> Anyone got any ideas on how to get ridded of then and
> keep then out. If it was my grain tank I use a gas
> pellet(which we use) but I can use it where people
> maybe in 30 days. Also because we store dry food there
> we can't us a stray. The storehouse is about 20 x 20
> in size with a root cellar divided in to smaller areas
> on being heat for can goods. we be hauling off about a
> 1000 lbs of food tomorrow to the drop.
>
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