I got a bag of oats a few months ago and cut them in with my unmedicated chick food for my ducks. So, I had transferred them into an airtight Rubbermaid container and have been using it in with scratch. Yesterday, I opened the oats and dumped a couple of scoops into my scratch bin (also airtight pet food container, holds 50 + pounds and is about 1/2 full). As I mixed it in, I found what I intially thought was a "spider." (I jumped, I really don't like spiders). It looked like a dog tick with a smaller body, but very fast compared to ticks. Also found white worms, look like white small meal worms. Any ideas what it is? I have never had a feed infestation before. I looked up mealie bugs -- they don't look like that and no "spiderweb" areas in grain. I really only rarely use scratch (my first bag lasted nearly a year -- I just use an 8 ounce cup full every once in a while to have the girls dig up/turn their bedding for me). I keep all of my food in rubbermade (type) containers and I didn't notice the bugs before in the oats, I guess they grew there once they had set for a while. Thanks for any input. Also -- what do you think about feeding them the food? Do I take it in to the woods near my husband's deer stand (months away from hunting season) and dump it?