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CE Tiger
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What is these worms in my dog’s food?
Opened the pantry today to get some food out the container and noticed these guys crawling around.

Hoping fly larvae?





lsujunky
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re: What is these worms in my dog’s food?
Looks like mealworms.


CE Tiger
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re: What is these worms in my dog’s food?
Ugh. So there in a closed container. Think they came with the food or got in somehow? Do I need to be worried about the food in my pantry?


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re: What is these worms in my dog’s food?
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Do I need to be worried about the food in my pantry?



My experience with them is they have no problem getting into flour, corn meal, grits and other cereals, etc.

Take out the dog food and check you other dry goods before using them.


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ChenierauTigre
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re: What is these worms in my dog’s food?
They are from pantry moths. Better do something about it or they will be all over your house.

Have you seen any small moths flying around your house yet? Those larvae will make cocoons in the corners of walls and along the ceiling where it meets the wall. Then they emerge as flying demons all over your house. Then they will move to other areas like your bedroom closets.
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OU812
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re: What is these worms in my dog’s food?
What brand is it?


TDsngumbo
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re: What is these worms in my dog’s food?
You keep dog food in your pantry with your food?

That right there is why I just don’t get animal lovers. That is disgusting in my opinion.


CE Tiger
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re: What is these worms in my dog’s food?
It’s in a sealed container on the floor in a corner. Where else am I supposed to keep the food??
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CE Tiger
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re: What is these worms in my dog’s food?
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What brand is it?


Victor


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TDsngumbo
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re: What is these worms in my dog’s food?
I’d keep it in a sealed container in the utility room or something. Just anywhere not close to my food. I know, sealed container, yada yada yada. Still, I wouldn’t want it near my food.


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re: What is these worms in my dog’s food?
Just curious what your logic here is? Are you afraid the food is going to osmosis it's way into the food you're eating?


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Got Blaze
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re: What is these worms in my dog’s food?
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Just anywhere not close to my food

Sounds like someone has sand in their vagina. Since you have young children that often get sick with viruses and stomach aches, ask your wife where she keeps the doctor prescribed suppositories. Don't act like a Kyle when she tells you they're kept in the refrigerator close to your food.


ChenierauTigre
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re: What is these worms in my dog’s food?
Love it.


CE Tiger
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re: What is these worms in my dog’s food?
So the white worm thing either turning into this or it’s another sort of pest in the food ….



lsujunky
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re: What is these worms in my dog’s food?
Mealworms are the larvae of a beetle. I’ve never seen the beetle if I did I didn’t know it. So that could be the culprit.


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ChenierauTigre
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re: What is these worms in my dog’s food?
That is a beetle, not a moth. Have you seen more than one of them?


CE Tiger
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re: What is these worms in my dog’s food?
Yea there were a few of them


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re: What is these worms in my dog’s food?
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Have you seen any small moths flying around your house yet? Those larvae will make cocoons in the corners of walls and along the ceiling where it meets the wall. Then they emerge as flying demons all over your house. Then they will move to other areas like your bedroom closets.


I have this but they aren't in my pantry. I have the triangle sticky traps in every room but they still show up. How do you kill these things? Will I have to get the house fumigated?


ChenierauTigre
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re: What is these worms in my dog’s food?
Depends on how many you have. I had them once in a bag of birdseed. Then at night when I would be watching TV I would see one fly by. I would tear the house apart trying to find it and kill it. Then you see the larvae in their cocoons. Kill them when you see them.
Bombing your house would probably be the easiest thing. Mothballs in all the closets would kill them, but you probably do not want to put them in there.


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ChenierauTigre
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re: What is these worms in my dog’s food?
I am not an entymologist. It could be beetle larvae. I would send those pics to your county extension office or ask an exterminator.


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