How can I prevent insects in my food storage?

by Kathleen
(United States)

We are beginning to store staples. I just opened a bucket of beans to discover insect larva! Also in one bucket of rice. How do you prevent this? I have set the buckets outside since the temps will be below freezing all week. We bought new plastic buckets with tight lids and still got the invaders. I hope you have an answer to this situation.

ANSWER:
Thanks for asking a very important question, Kathleen. For a more thorough answer than I can put in this space, go to this page, Safe Food Storage, on this site for complete instructions and answers to your problem.

You did exactly the correct thing by putting your beans and rice outside in below freezing conditions.

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