Definitely. When I was just a little boy I remember a man bringing some red pepper flakes back to a general store telling the owner there was bugs in it. The owner laughed an said that there no way a bug could live in red pepper. The owner went back to the shelf and got another box and opened it to show the customer the pepper was fresh and bug free. It was full of bugs too! But the bugs that eat country ham, and red pepper are different bugs.