Insects infest you house? You can protect pulses in these easy ways!

Insects infest your house? You can protect pulses in these easy ways!
Insects infest your house? You can protect pulses in these easy ways!

Worried about insects and bugs spoiling the pulses in your kitchen? Now no more to worry as here are few useful tips and tricks that will not only prevent insect manifestation but will also keep bugs at bay. If you have problem of insects damaging a whole jar of dal, then these methods are just for you. Do give them a try and store your pulses safely.

1.​Dry Neem:-

Using dry neem to get rid of insects is an age-old method that has been handed down through the generations and is still the most effective way to keep pulses insect-free. You can keep a whole stem of dry neem in your jar of pulses and this will prevent an infestation of insects in the pulses. Not just pulses, dry neem can also be kept in cupboards to prevent silverfish from eating into and damaging woollen clothes.

Dry Neem
Dry Neem

2.​Garlic:-

Another great hack for keeping insects at bay is by keeping some unpeeled garlic cloves in your box of dal. You can keep 4-5 cloves of garlic in one box of dal and once they dry out, you can replace them with fresh ones.

Garlic
Garlic

3.​Cloves:-

Cloves not only help in increasing the flavour of pulses but can help in protecting them from insect attack. All you need to do is, add 8-10 cloves to a single jar of dal and make sure that the container is airtight.

Cloves
Cloves

4.​Sunlight:-

If you have spotted a bug in your jar of dal, then just spread it on a large plate or cloth and place it under direct sunlight for at least 2-3 days. Since insects proliferate in dark and cool places, putting pulses under the sun will ensure that they flee away. Even if your pulses have not been infested by insects, you can make it a habit to keep the pulses under sunlight once a month to ensure that the bugs stay away.

Sunlight
Sunlight

5.Dry chilies:-

Putting dry chilies in the box of pulses is another effective method of preventing insects. Place 2-3 dry red chilies and be assured that your pulses won’t be the target of insects and bugs.

Dry chillies
Dry chillies

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