I was buying Indra (AG Parrot) pesticide free food for awhile. I noticed these little brown bugs here and there in my kitchen.
Went in to fill his food container one day and there was a sign warning folks that because they use pesticide free food, there are insects in it. No need for concern, they said, just take the food home and put it in the freezer for awhile. At first I was like, NO WaY_ Then I got home and stared at the food for a while, waiting to see a bug. Sure enough there was major infestation. I actually broke down and put the container in the freezer for a few minutes. Then, I sat there thinking about how it must feel to freeze to death (being from Alaska, I have an idea, actually). Anyhow, I jumped up, ran to the freezer and got the container out (while considering just how much KARMA that would be)- I stopped feeding him that stuff and just forgot about it.
So, my mom was traveling and I stayed at her house to take care of the kids. Was there about two weeks. Adopted Asha (mutt) and moved in with mom. I brought all my cabinet food over and OH MY GAWD. MAJOR INFESTATION.
They were even in sealed foods (cereals, dehydrated beans, powder soups, my precious spices....)
It was very close to the aphid experience....I hated those bugs. We even had to throw alot of mom's food away. WHERE DID THEY ALL COME FROM!!!???
It was horrific.