Serious Eats: Talk
EW! Little Black Bugs in the Cupboard
That's what I get for putting off spring cleaning until summer, i suppose...
We've had the meal worms to white moth infestation in the past, but these are tiny black beetle-type bugs, slow-moving, not flying. We've emptied the food and examined all--no evidence of them IN any of the packages and containers, though we did find some evidence of SOMETHING having been in a "bin" of bread crumbs (webby detritus). We've washed out the cupboard and are ready to stage the food back in.
Here's my question: Anybody know what these might be? and what can we use to prevent their return? I vaguely recall bay leaves as a possible deterrent?