And here is the final list of comments from people who visited the old site containing the information on how to kill maggots.
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- People who have had Maggot Issues – Part 1
- People With Maggots Problems – Part 2
- More People with Maggot Stories – Part 3
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And without further delays, here are the comments:
January 29th, 2007 at 6:25 am
creolina is best to kill maggots
January 29th, 2007 at 6:26 am
The story of Man that has maggots in his head………
Background. Traveling in Colombia, SA. Had a small rash before going on 6 day Ciudad Perdida tour into the jungle of Northern Colombia. Within three days, my head was covered in the rash and became open sores, weeping pus like crazy. I attempted to wash my hair as much as possible with bar soap and standard shampoo (using river water.) By morning, my head would look like I just got out of the shower. By the fourth day I was getting excruciating headaches originating around a series of lumps on the top of my head. I made it through the last couple of days by taking acetominophen every two hours to numb the pain. When I got back I went to a clinic and they diagnosed Piodermia. He gave me a prescription for Norfloxacin and Iodine shampoo. I used that for two days but the headaches overwhelmed me. I decided to go to a better clinic and they drained the large cyst that had developed. They found 4 maggots which they called Miasis. They described a different set of antibiotics Dicloxacilina and told me to shower with the Iodine stuff twice a day. I went another two days, but the headaches were still pounding. Now I could see the maggots at the lump undulating at the open sore. I went back again and they opened the cyst and pulled out another 7. I felt better but when I went back to the hotel I saw three more and pulled those out myself. The head aches stopped. I went back the next day for follow up and because I could see at least one more poppig to the surface occassionally. This time they had me buy some Creolina. From what I could tell it was some sort of cleanser. They injected the wound with the stuff and it burned like hell. The stuff ran down my face and now two days later, the places where it was are peeling off like a sun burn. That night, the hole closed. I went back for a consultation with the head surgery because they were recommending surgery. He said that it looked much better and that it should be okay without the surgery.
Now, in English, what in the hell did I have and is there long term effects that I need to worry about. Now, three days afterwards, the rash/sores that covered my head are pretty much all gone. They dried up, scabbed and came out. The other wound is still slightly raised, but there is no hole or weeping. I have one more 4 pill day of the Dicloxacilina to go. Shall I expect any other long term problems or risk or recurrence. This stuff was nasty.
I have pictures of the wound and worms. Any help would be appreciative.
February 8th, 2007 at 8:50 pm
Back in november i had a small probelm with maggots in my bedroom that I managed to keep secret from my mom. i also thought i had it cleared up as i didnt see a single one for a few months. just this week though, they appeared again. i don’t know or understand why. i know of the general area that they are coming from which is around my bed, that corner of the room. I dont want to ahve to sleep on the couch for the next month. i want to gewt this problem fixed and soon. i ahve this powder stuff that killed ants and i’m thinking of pouring along my floors at the walls like i did for the ants and seeing if that helps. i have also decided to freeze out my room by leaving the window open although i fear that may provoke them to move to a different part of the house and so far as i know its contained to my room. i am definetly planning to super clean my room becuase of this and i will never eat in it again. but does anywone have any tips they can give me for dealing with these things inside, specifically in a bedroom that doesnt involve massive pesticide use and that i can keep secret from my parents? i don’t know what to do and i dont think i can handle this.
any tips are welcome, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 19th, 2007 at 12:33 am
I noticed i had about 10-15 maggots on my kitchen ceiling and walls, I have no idea how they got there but whats worse is I just cant find the source of it!.. I have cleaned and checked the bins, cupboards, fridge, stove and just about disinfected everything and i still cant find the source.
First my partner tried insecticide and it didn’t work so he just got in there and killed them all by squashing them with a tissue (brave man). Then we notice they were back within a few hours to half a day. They are never on the floor or near a bin and I just can’t figure out where they are coming from. They seem to always be on the ceiling and high up on the walls It’s starting to worry us cause if we can’t find the source of it how are we suppose to rid it?
If anyone has any idea where they might be hiding please help, or maybe if you wanna take a random guess that might help too.
February 19th, 2007 at 8:52 pm
i found your site by accidents. my problem is that i panic from all kinds of worms and especially maggots. whenever i see one i just freeze and i cannot do anything. i start sahking. i just read that maggots can be found in a perosn’s bed. how is this possible? how can i prevent it? please tell me. i don’t think i will be able to go to bed tonight.
February 23rd, 2007 at 6:43 am
thank you for the tips i used fly spray with permethrin and the maggots died straight away and have had no more signs of any new ones
February 25th, 2007 at 7:52 pm
i have a problem with cats pooing on my drive way. i have a gravel drive and it seems to welcome all the cats in the nabour hood. does any body know how to stop this. ive heard of lemon peel but im not sure if this is the answer. many thanks pedro
February 26th, 2007 at 12:58 am
I bought some permethrin in powdered form added to water in a spray bottle at double the recommended ratio. The maggots laughed at it. The insect sprays seem to work but im not sure its the permethrin. The other active constituent in the insect spray i used that seemed to work (slowly) is imiprothrin. I think contacting a chemical company is my next step. These are definately fly maggots, I will try to get a picture of one uploaded and link to it. Its late summer in Australia and its been raining humidity has been high. I think my old jack russel has been peeing inside. Will update when I have done some more reasearch and experimenting. Need to find out (a) what they need to propogate and (b) how to stop (a)
February 26th, 2007 at 1:41 am
If you like, perhaps you could write a full post/article about your experiments? Leave a comment here and I can contact you…
Otherwise, thanks for the info you’re sharing here.
March 4th, 2007 at 4:23 am
I just moved into an older apt on the top floor I have a cedar closet and just recently my landlord patched a hole that was outside on the corner of the house which is right outside of my closet a couple days later started to smell almost a dirty cat box smell my first thought was the hole outside that was fixed and that there is probally a dead or soom to be dead animal stuck inside the eaves the smell started to dissapate but not totally gone now tonight I pulled a shirt of the shelf and Im pretty sure it is larvae of a maggot and also the pulpa I looked up pictures on net and it looks pretty much the same I only have 5 which are in a baggy for landlord to see 2morrow first thing I know that if there is 5 that there is more somewhere — what my concern is that from what everyone is saying is that it is virtually impossible to kill these nasty things and is there exterminators that can get rid of them?? Also did anyone get the smell im talking about with these maggots/pulpa??
March 5th, 2007 at 12:43 am
My roommate and i woke up to find maggots all over our apartment yesterday. After we cleaned them up, we poured boiling water over the floor boards and carpets. Sure enough the maggots came crawling out of the wall and died. We don’t know where the source is.
March 5th, 2007 at 6:37 pm
it’s me again, just thought I’d share tips on how i delt with my probelm… i bascially tore my room apart and super cleaned it, and while doing so found the source (old food that I didn’t know about >_
April 29th, 2007 at 7:19 pm
Ok, I’ve added another reader’s story here:
If you feel like commenting or adding your own story, feel free to go over there and write it up…
If you’re looking for tips, perhaps try reading the other visitors’ comments below first…
I hope you’ve found this site helpful…
November 18th, 2007 at 10:20 am
woke up to maggots all over my bathroom floor, figured out they were raining from the vent in the ceiling. did find a dead rat in the attic on the vent and removed it, but still raining maggots after over 12 hours. what can i do? and how long do the horrid things live after food source is gone?
November 19th, 2007 at 3:29 pm
there are maggots on my porch and i have tried to pour boiling water on them and 5 minutes later they are there again. i have tried pinesol, clorox, creolin, and amonia, yet they are still there. what else could i try. there is no food or dead animal anywhere in site, i am at my whits end.
November 19th, 2007 at 3:33 pm
Try and see where they are coming from. Are they coming from between the tiles/floorboards? Trace them back to their source and see what’s there.
Sorry, it’s the only thing I can think of.
November 22nd, 2007 at 1:41 am
Hey guys, just had a miracle breakthrough for every1. Wax and grease remover spray!!! Had big maggot problems lately and used everything i had in my house, just found a can of that^^ and it stops them dead in their tracks
November 23rd, 2007 at 7:05 pm
Hi, I live in a tropical country – wonderful place for flies and maggots!! ugh! Anyway I wash my garbage bins with bleach – that has always worked to kill and prvent an infestation.
November 25th, 2007 at 6:48 am
Okay.. guess what!!
i found maggots on the wall of my house!!
what the hell is wrong with my house!
what can i do??
i already kill those maggots but still
how can i pervent them!!!!?
November 27th, 2007 at 7:26 pm
Bleeding was not stopping from tracheostomy in my neck, I had a terrible time, pain and sensation of pins poking around the wound, nothing was visible, cleaning led to more bleeding and pain, Doctor applied carbolic acid solution, later cleaned with Tincher solution, surpursingly many maggots came out and had to be pulled out mannually, next day three were pulled out, and next day which was yesterday one, today none, bleeding has stopped but still lot of pain and sometimes feel pins pearsing, I wonder if there are more, I also wonder how a fliy entered my stoma and laid eggs. Any suggestions what else to do other than daily cxleaning with tincher solution and watching for anpother week.
November 28th, 2007 at 4:53 pm
Doc is applying tincher oil daily and bleeding has almost stopped– but still a little bleeding is there– I am feeling better also–
Can anybody tell if thert is a way to check if any Maggots are left??
November 29th, 2007 at 10:57 pm
hi,i just started to have maggots since yesterday at my home,its maybe because of a bird’s(pegion’s)egg hatched near my kitchen,i’ve seen maggots for the 1st time on my kitchen floor and i was zapped! well,my husband took the bird away and cleaned the area today as we got to know the source of maggots,but i see some of them even after i cleaned them out,they are so fast!! i want to know if they can go into our cooked food if its left open and secondly i have a parrot at home,who roams free all over the house,is it going to harm him if he eats them.also i want to know in how much time do they become flies
November 29th, 2007 at 11:25 pm
Hmmm… Rajeev, I’m afraid I can’t help you there… I think a doctor would be your best bet. Good luck!
And meenakshi, make sure your food is ALWAYS covered, EVEN if it’s cooked!
And I don’t see why it WOULDN’T be good for your parrot to eat the maggots…
And lastly, I believe it can anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks for the maggots to turn into flies…
November 30th, 2007 at 12:12 am
thank you,james.after reading others’ experiences on the site,i m a little releived.but i m scared of those maggots and dont want them to come again,so what precautions do i take so that they never come again.do they go into your skin??? and do they come inside your bedding.we keep our bed and bed sheets clean and change regularly,i also spray pesticide into my bedding.,but my we sometimes drop food or biscuit crumbs by accident on our bed,but then we just dust the bedsheet and pull it over our bed again.i hope we dont find maggots on our bed.i am planning to burn maggots with a burning torch next time i see them
December 8th, 2007 at 7:54 pm
Last night I went to get the grahm crackers out of the pantry. Well, there were maggots all over them. Then I got to looking really close and the whole pantry was infested with maggots. I threw all of my food out because I didn’t know what to do. I washed everythinng down with bleach water and boiled everything if I could see them or not. I woke up this morning and haven’t seen anything. has any body else experienced this problem and if so please tell me what you did. I’m so scared to eat in my kicthen!
December 8th, 2007 at 11:43 pm
So After a lot of studying and research. I called an exsterminator. Here’s the deal if you really want rid of these disgusting things. It is not cheap nor is it easy. You must figure out where they are coming from. Once you know that then you must clean that whole area very well. You need to use a chemicle called Baygon Invader. It’s a little pricey but really works. Use it in every crack and crevise that you can possibly think of. After that you need to Perminthirn and spray the area plus 50 to 100 feet around the particular area. I was told that they can travel 50 to 100 feet from the area that they were feeding from. So spray your carpets and vaccum vaccum vaccum. You must clean these areas everyday in order to stop them from turning into to flys or what ever insect they might be. You need to do this at least every month for about 6 months in order to fully exsterminate these guys. It is really annoying to keep up with. They are considered one of the hardest pests to get rid of. If you are uncertain and just cannot control them I highly suggest talking to the bug guy because this is his job and every sitaution is diffrent. Just cleaning the area and spraying wasp spray is considered a quick fix, but to really get rid of them you have to put some seriouse effort into it.
December 9th, 2007 at 3:34 am
WOW Ashley. Thanks for the great info!
December 9th, 2007 at 6:07 am
I woke this morning to see a maggot crawling on the comforter of my bed.I have both a dog and a cat so my first thought was worms, even though they both have worm meds they are not full proof. I foundthey were in my ceiling fan. I washed all blankets, put pillows in dryer vac. all the room – this all took many hours, when I put it all back together there was another on the blanket.
HELP!!! What do I do?Do I have to throw out my mattress? Will they come back?
December 20th, 2007 at 5:33 pm
I am just out of hospital after 16 days of nightmare — there were some
magots left in my stoma but were deep inside hence doctor could not
see- they ate up a lot of flesh and cut open an attery in my neck and I
had profuse bleeding all my clothes drenched with blood — I fainted
and am told that my clothes had to be cut open and burnt– my pulse and
heartbeat were so feeble that they were unrecordable– I was put on
ventilator amd given 20 bottles of blood– I survived with the Lords
Mercy and the prayers of the near and dear. I am very weak now and can
hardly walk– it will take time for me to recover strength –
If anyone sees Mogots on the bed be careful — also see you do not have
an open wound for them to enter — it is a matter to be concerned and
carelessness could be fatel too.
December 21st, 2007 at 3:03 am
Im in Australia
And get them in the house all the time mainly in clothes my son has left on the floor never a source the fact i have no screen door sucks so will be fixing that problem after christmas. So was picking the clothes up and sure enuff maggots lovely right before i was going to do shopping so get vacuumn out and suck them up normally i pick them up but then i found little brown caccons and even had the pleasure of witnessing one hatching a fly trying to get out. I guess one thing that has stuck with me is u could have the cleanest house all it takes is for one fly to come in and do its thing my mum has said if u kill a fly be sure to remove it also as she has witnessed killing one with fly spray and seeing it drop its eggs after being dead. So Make sure flys cant get into your home also. Back to inspecting the carpet for any more wrigglys then shopping.
December 21st, 2007 at 5:36 am
ok so im back
thought i got all the buggers i think my problem is the flies come in and lay then bugger off as where im finding maggots theres a fly :S
If this can get answered it would be great
so A fly produces what to get a maggot then the maggot does what to produce a fly?
I find the little brown caccoons but from seeing a fly come from one im thinking this is from a maggot?
Im a bit throw up smiley here as a CLEAN tea towel i had only washed my sons face with this morning had maggots fall out of it.
Oh so how long from when the fly does its thing do the maggots arrive?
December 27th, 2007 at 10:50 pm
I cut an onion open and found maggots crawling inside. We also found ‘flies’ of some sort when we came home after being gone for a week. They don’t look like the average housefly. Are they the adult version of what I saw in the onion?
December 28th, 2007 at 6:42 am
So glad it’s not just me that has maggot problems!!! A couple of months ago we got our first infestation of the buggers, and thought by removing the rubbish bag and bleach and disinfecting the bin that we would be fine… well I got home yesterday after 9 days away and we are now on our 6th maggot infestation!! And to answer someone’s earlier question – yes, they do turn into flies. I have had hundreds of flies in my house over the last couple of months. I’m currently waging war on anything that moves. I tried the boiling water, and have poured it all over the tiles dowstairs and also all over the garage floor. I think they do live in the walls, they appear to be coming from under the skirting board.
So far the boiling water appears to have worked!! The only other tip i can give is make sure you kill every single live fly you see in you house. even after they die the bastards can still lay their maggots, and I’ve seen at leat 3 pairs of flies attempt to mate today alone. Kill them and then GET THEM OUT OF YOUR HOUSE!
I also bought a BinBomb of some kind which you hang inside your bin and its supposed to kill maggots and flies that are in your bin, I’ll let you know if it works.
Thanks so much for all the tips!!!
January 7th, 2008 at 10:08 pm
I have been cleaning dead maggots out of 2 different refrigerators left by renters.
Question #1: How can I bee sure that maggots have not entered my body?
Question #2: How can I get rid of the smell?
January 16th, 2008 at 12:21 pm
i just need to find out, my parents are having trouble with the maggots, but the promblem is that they are getting them in there pool. they are dead of course but everytime they clean them out the come back the next day, the have checked for dead animals aroud but nothing. we dont know where they come from. what would be causing this problem.
January 27th, 2008 at 10:24 am
There seems to a lot of unfounded hysteria about maggots.
Did you know in some parts of the world insect larvae is considered quite tasty and is actually a great source of protein. I tried fried maggots in a Thailand market once, certainly tasted better than cockroach!
The Larvae themselves are also literally no risk your health, in fact in some cases they can be beneficial. Modern medicine still uses maggots to clean and heal serious wounds on human patients. It’s only if an insect lays eggs on a live host’s wound, that there is the risk of maggots infesting.
This morning i found hundreds of maggots coming out of my kitchen bin. I was more bewildered than disgusted. They’ve been swept up and everything’ been disinfected. As long as you don’t provide flies the opportunity to re-breed, problem should be solved.
January 28th, 2008 at 12:36 am
WE found a dead animla -possible a bird or opposum in our trash bin… aoutside the house. A lot of flies and maggots. We put a lot of water with the hose and a pesticide we had for ants .It seemed that it worked for a while but the flies are back.. possible maggots too.. My mother recommend me CREOLINA.. yes that is the name.. in spanish and english , the same name.. I am going out now to buy that.. possible they’ll have it in Home Depot..and Hopefully taht will help.. My mom says that they used CREOLINA in a building taht she worked long ago ..when they found dead rats… sith flies and maggots.. GOOD LUCK…
February 1st, 2008 at 8:52 am
I live in Australia where there are alot of flies, i washed my clothes and hung them on the washing line. I lrft them there over night and when i came home today my clothes where on the floor so as i one of my items of clothing up there were hundreds of MAGGOTS!!! i eeeww…
so i shook most of them off ad dumped it in the washing machine with hot water… im so grosed out i never want to wear those clothes again!!! Has anything similar happened to anyone??
i am south african and i have never known this to happen..
February 2nd, 2008 at 7:51 am
My husband and I walked into the kitchen and there were over 50 maggots on ceiling. We cleaned them off but they are continuing to come in between the ceiling and cabnet. I checked the cabinets and they are all clean. We also checked the attic and haven’t found anything. Is there some type of a fogger to use that will kill them. Thanks fo any help.
February 3rd, 2008 at 7:11 am
Hi. I have a problem with maggots in my wall. 6 fell
out and we flushed them down the toilet. now they are coming out of the sink and one was squirming about right by the sink, we put the maggot into a little plastic container and named it Maggie. Maggie has been going in circles in the container 3 hours now. Maggie sure can run! We think the source of maggots was a dying animal we heard in our wall.
but the weird thing is that the animal was above the kitchen, but the maggots are falling into the shower! The maggot we found coming out of the sink was named Barfy ( for some reason? ) we shot him with a blast of spot remover called “Awesome” and he was tranquilized! we shot him 4 or five more times and he died. We need to get the animal removed from the wall. We are curious to see how long Maggie survives without air. Little disgusting things.
February 4th, 2008 at 9:28 pm
Im in South Africa, have a flat roof house with IBR sheeting, tiles on top and ceiling board below, some creature crawled in and died, the smell, ewwww, cant get to dead animal. Filled up any potential access sites, now have maggots falling out of tiny areas in ceiling boards. With the access closed up, will they stop once food source has gone? please advise!!
February 7th, 2008 at 10:53 pm
Noticed a really rotten smell on Monday in the factory where I work. On Tuesday we saw the first maggot…this carried on with increasing intensity until yesterday when the Maggot thing went crazy and there were maggots crawling all over the carpets, under tables, crawling into my office and hiding under boxes etc and under blinds. Really disgusting…..also having to keep your feet up off the floor at your desk. And yes they really do move don’t they!
We tried spraying a fly guard aroudn an area in my office to keep them away from me (making a circle of protection) but they just crossed the line. Spraying them too didn’t help.
I called the Pest Control guy out but he couldn’ find the Carcass either so sprayed like a disinfectant around all the carpets and deodorised the area. Seems that he can’t do anything else for maggots except suggest to hoover them up. Apparently they wont carry disease.
So just have to sit and wait this one out!!
We looked everywhere for a carcass in the walls and the ceiling but can’t find it…so we’re having to put up with this until the carcass dries out and there’s no more food for them. Hopefully there wont be a repeating cycle coz I’m really freaked out. Good for losing weight tho because I haven’t been able to eat at all in work with these things around me!!!
February 9th, 2008 at 3:27 am
I just went out to hang my clothes on the line. my daughter said there were maggots in the dog water. i then realised they were coming out of the groove between the cement and house. i can’t imagine any dead animal getting in. we tried surface spray, disenfectant, vinegar, drowning but they were still climbing up my windows. can you suggest how they got in the cement groove?
February 12th, 2008 at 4:28 pm
I remember one time, after I moved into my new house. There was this really fat fly that flew into our house cause since we were moving in, all the doors were open. Well anyway, we took out the fly swatter and swatted the thing and basically split it in half. I forgot the reason why we inspected it, but we did. There were maggots crawling out from inside the fly. It was disgusting.
February 23rd, 2008 at 4:52 am
ewwwwww. thats sux!
i live in australia and my sister just got a new pug puppy so when we woke up this morning and put the rubbish out i saw a maggot drop out of the bag so after i had put it in the trash i walked in and there were maggots all over the floor. we tried to kill them now they have gone under the plastic flooring. what do i do so they die and the dog doesnt eat them????? HELP
February 23rd, 2008 at 10:41 am
Hi Elyse. I really don’t think you need to worry if the puppy eats them… And just ensure that there’s no access to food for the maggots to survive. Not sure what’s under your plastic flooring, but they might come back out looking for something to eat before becoming flies, if it’s not already time for that now…
March 7th, 2008 at 2:30 pm
I live in Cape Town, South – Africa and was totally freaked out when I found quite a number of these little “Terminators” in and around my garbage bin. I felt like crying after spending the whole morning trying to drown them in Doom/Domestos/Whatever – No Luck!!!. Dont even try it, you will waste your whole tin – I’m sure I saw one laughing at me. Most important thing I found to do first is to get rid of the source. It is really freaky – especially if you are a girl – but you can do it!!!! Trust me. After getting the rubbish removed on collection day, I got Kleen Bin to clean my bins with there usual cleaning product. I then armed myself with my hosepipe and a can of Jeys Fluid and flushed the whole area around the bin until none of the little succers was left. They did put up a worthy fight though!(Jeys fluid contains Tar acids). I repeated this 3 times.I know nothing about maggots, but this is the only thing I found that works. Drown them in it!
After that I vowed never to put anything in my bin without it being tightly closed in a bag. So far its been a week. and I havent seen one.YAAAAAY!!!!