The Four Best Methods for how to get rid of red ants in the house Long Term Food Storage

I had a reader email with a question about long how to get rid of red ants in the house term storage of rice. The following is the answer I gave her. Although we were discussing rice, these storage techniques work for long term storage of any how to get rid of red ants in the house dry product (wheat, rice, beans, oats, sugar, etc.).

There are a few options for you for long term how to get rid of red ants in the house storage of rice. Some are easier and less expensive than others, but they all have their advantages. The things you want to protect your long term food how to get rid of red ants in the house storage from are light, heat, moisture, and pests.

1. #10 can. Really the way I prefer is to get the rice how to get rid of red ants in the house into a #10 can with an oxygen absorber. It is a good usable size for most food products how to get rid of red ants in the house which also makes it a nice size for storing–not too heavy when it’s full or so big it won’t fit under your bed if that’s where you want to store it. However, to pack your bulk foods into a #10 can, you need a can sealer and the unused empty cans how to get rid of red ants in the house which can be accessed through an LDS dry pack cannery, but otherwise are quite expensive to work with. (note: sugars and high sugar content drink mixes should be stored how to get rid of red ants in the house without oxygen absorbers as they will make your sugar turn how to get rid of red ants in the house to a block instead of nice granules.)

2. Food grade buckets. You can also put the rice in a food grade how to get rid of red ants in the house bucket. You want to make sure you have a bucket that how to get rid of red ants in the house hasn’t had other non-foods in it (paint, etc). These buckets can be purchased new or picked up used how to get rid of red ants in the house at a local bakery for cheap and sometimes free. Add a couple of oxygen absorbers if you can to how to get rid of red ants in the house keep it really fresh (you can pick these up through amazon or some food how to get rid of red ants in the house storage companies like emergency essentials or honeyville also sell them), but it can go in the bucket with no oxygen how to get rid of red ants in the house absorber and will still keep a long time.

3. Mylar bags. Another option is to seal the rice in mylar bags how to get rid of red ants in the house with oxygen absorbers. The bags and oxygen absorbers are both available on amazon. They can be sealed with a special sealer machine or how to get rid of red ants in the house using a hot dry iron as in this video. The only drawback is that the mylar bags are not how to get rid of red ants in the house rodent proof, so you’ll want to put them inside something else that mice how to get rid of red ants in the house can’t chew through (bucket, bin, barrel, etc.).

4. PETE bottles. For a smaller amount of rice, you can also put it in any cleaned out, thoroughly dried food grade plastic container. Things like 2 liter soda bottles, peanut butter jars, etc. Look for “PETE” or “PET” on the bottom of the bottle. Again, you can add the oxygen absorber for optimum freshness, but it’s not required. Screw the lids on tight. These bottles are generally clear, so it will be best if they’re stored in a location without a lot of light, and they are odd shapes and sizes, but hey, they’re available with no added expense on your part and how to get rid of red ants in the house they work great for smaller quantities of dry foods that how to get rid of red ants in the house wouldn’t require an entire bucket.

My personal favourite is the vacuum pack. I make a lot of sausage and smoke meat/fish etc. I’ve used a vacuum sealer for several years to protect how to get rid of red ants in the house these products against freezer burn and taste contamination. It seemed like a no-brainer in using the “seal-a-meal” to protect dry products as well. So, we have a s4itload of 8 X 12 packages of how to get rid of red ants in the house flour, rice, beans, (add a teaspoon of water per package)lentils, barley, sugar, yeast, baking powder/soda etc. Popcorn, nuts, raisins and anything else you can imagine will last as how to get rid of red ants in the house long in a vacuum package as in a tin. It is also much easier to store although somewhat pricey. The sealing unit cost $120 and the bags are about $0.30/each. But: the results are spectacular. We have berries from last year that are as fresh how to get rid of red ants in the house as the day they were picked. TIP: to avoid a big mess, freeze all juicy products before vacuum packing. This includes meat. We buy meat in bulk, grind and blend it then freeze it on a cookie how to get rid of red ants in the house sheet. Once firm, it can be vacuum packed. We often pack dishes, literally, in the dishes they are prepared in.

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