Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Helpful Tip

To keep any grain-based food,
human or equine,
from spawning those little bitty bugs,
put bay leaves in the container.

For horse treats and stuff like oatmeal,
or a canister of flour,
tape them to inside of the lid.
For grain, bran, sunflower seeds, etc.,
throw them in loose or
tape them to the inside of the bag.
I am always careful not to
scoop any out into the
horses' bowls accidentally,
since I couldn't find
out if it is safe for horses to
eat laurel leaves.

9 comments:

jane augenstein said...

I don't know about horses but when we had goats laurel would kill them if they ate it. I too use bay leaves in things in the house. I hate getting those bug-a-boos in my flour!!!!

the7msn said...

No way! I'm running out to the feed room right this minute with my jar of bay leaves. I had a massive outbreak of those ittybitty bugs last August and it was such a p.i.t.a. Let's hear it for an ounce of prevention! Thanks!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Thanks! Good tip.

~Lisa

Thanks for all the great comments, encouragement, and words of support and advice you've been giving me over at my blog. They are much appreciated :)

Desert Rose said...

I don't have these problems in either of my homes...I get mice!!!
Good tip!

Breathe said...

ooo, I've got a whole bunch of bay leaves. Thanks for the tips, those wormy things are so gross!

AareneX said...

I wish bay trees would grow here--I gotta go get bay leaves at the grocery store!

Great advice, though. Thanks!

cdncowgirl said...

Cool tip, thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

Can't answer the Laurel leaf question either..

Enjoyed my visit..

Julie
www.ridingaside.blogspot.com

Pony Girl said...

Interesting tip! I am always terrified to open my bag of flour and find bugs. The weirdest thing happened once. At a school I taught at, years ago, I brought a tub of those plastic Easter eggs down from a top shelf. They were closed up but some of them still have chocolates in them from the year before. Lo and behold I opened one up and what do I find?? You guessed it, some kind of maggots! I could not believe it. In a sealed Easter egg, on tiny pieces of wrapped Recess PB cups? I don't even want to know.....

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