Evil Weevils

Time was when the only places you expected bugs in the dry goods were deep in the tropics. You could always be confident of anything bought in a British shop. Well, not any more! This little chap and his family were discovered this summer in a pack of spaghetti from an up-market superstore in an English country town. His chums punched their way out of a neighbouring pack and established an infestation in the flour, the pasta shells and, for all anyone knew, the ship’s biscuits as well. Unwrap all dry goods when you’re stocking for a long trip, take a peep, then stow them in sealed containers. That way if you do get unlucky, at least the damage will be limited.