Weevil Attack!


“Excuse the mess, but we live here.”
~ Roseanne Barr

“My theory on housework is, if the item doesn’t multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?”
~ Erma Bombeck


I had hoped to be blogging about something interesting. Or inspiring. Or at least fun.

No such luck.

We have weevils.

A pantry full of the little blighters.

One moment we were weevil free. The next we have an explosion of wiggly black insect dots, voraciously consuming the pasta, the dog biscuits, the rice.

Instead of blogging this morning I am cleaning. These weevils will not go on their own. And there are just so many of them.

Thank goodness they seem confined to one shelf, and haven’t found my baking supplies yet. Thank goodness it is bin night.

Tomorrow. Tomorrow I shall blog a Christmas recipe, and weevils will be a distant memory.

Okay, enough chat. I have work to do!

Hi! I'm Nicole Cody. I am a writer, psychic, metaphysical teacher and organic farmer. I love to read, cook, walk on the beach, dance in the rain and grow things. Sometimes, to entertain my cows, I dance in my gumboots. Gumboot dancing is very under-rated.
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10 thoughts on “Weevil Attack!

  1. When I was a little girl I once read a quip from a comedian giving ‘housekeeping tips’. “If your children write their names in the dust on the furniture, don’t let them write the year.”

  2. Poor you 🙁 I had a problem with food mites a few years ago, and now I keep everything they might take a shine to in closed tins. I read on line that we should put flour in the freezer before storing it to kill any weevils that could already be in there. Akk akk akk, we pay to bring them home with us. Look on the bright side, you’ll have a sparkly clean kitchen to yuck up for Christmas 😀

  3. Well, well well, did they not think their christmas had come early??? Little did they know it would not last. I trust you have found a little respite once the eviction has been completed. Love and light!

  4. reminds me of a Brook Bentley song ”the boll weevil blues’ :”Gotta have a home… gotta have a home” You could always whistle it while you work Nicole. Its actually a pretty catchy tune & it could just keep a smile on your face! and a song in your heart!

  5. Not a nice chore Nicole, I can remember only seeing weevils once when we visited in-laws (very old in their 80’s on a trip to Gosford in the early 1980’s. Aunt took a sand cake out of a tin and they crawled over the table. Never made a sand cake it gave me nasty memories lol

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