Foxtail or Italian millet (setaria italica) is one of those forgotten grains that were a part of ancient Tamil culture. Foxtail millet, called Thinai in Tamil. Foxtail not only not need any fumigants, but act as anti pest agents to store delicate pulses such as green gram.
Other tamil name for thinai: kavalai, or kambankorai; nuvanam. The gruel made from millet, the staple of Ancient Tamils, is called kali, moddak kali, kuul, or sangati.