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Dear Gramps,
I have bought rice and other items for food storage and put them in clear plastic air tight containers. When I went to use some of the rice it had bugs in it. How is the best way to prevent this?
Vicki, from Van, Texas

Dear Vicki,
Two ways to consider…..
1) Don’t let any bugs in before you seal the containers, and
2) Before filling the airtight container with the product to be stored, add a small piece of dry ice. Fasten the lid on very LIGHTLY until the dry ice has all evaporated, then screw the lid on tightly. If the container is not disturbed during this process the CO2 will replace the air in the container. Without a supply of oxygen the bugs cannot survive.

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