All about How To Kill Maggots

Kill all the maggots, die, die, die!

Ok, not really. Let’s just get rid of the maggots we have.

This site was created because I saw a need to educate people who are unlucky enough to have a problem with maggots.

I would say 99% of the people reading this site will only visit this site once. Mainly because their problem with maggots is a once-off event, or because this site actually helps them with their problem.

There are a number of reasons you may have maggots:

  • The garbage disposal company didn’t pick up your bin, and you have meat/food in the bin that is starting to rot in the sun
  • A pet (or other animal) has killed some sort of animal, and maggots are starting to “dispose of the body“.
  • An animal has died in an “out of the way” spot, and you haven’t noticed.

So it having maggots does not automatically mean you have a dirty house.

To get to the useful articles, try 1 (or more) of the following links:

You can always add a little something to the forums if you’d like to have a conversation. You never know WHO you’ll meet, maggot or mate 🙂

Maggot forums

I hope you find this site useful, and if you have, feel free to let me know.

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Please, take a photo of your situation and email it (or them) to:



5 thoughts on “All about How To Kill Maggots

  1. Thanks for spending the time to prepare this website to help us deal with this very disgusting problem! Your help was invaluable.

  2. I have a question for you. My husband and I just left for a week long vacation in Florida for our honeymoon (you already know this is going to be good.) and I had filled up the dishwasher and ran it the night before. Unfortunately we had thunderstorms, poweroutages, flash flooding and hail the night and morning of our departure (we live in Oklahoma, so this is basically a weekly ordeal.) We were both so caught up in the fun of trying to finish packing in the dark and trying to manuever around the pitch black house with tiny flash lights and candles that I completely forgot about the dishwasher. We just got back today from magical West Palm Beach Florida and opened the dishwasher in absolute dismay to find tiny maggots covering everything in the dishwasher along with a HORRIBLE smell. I was so ashamed and disgusted as I realized what I had done. Now I’m researching how to get rid of the maggots 100%. I know they got there because days before we had a party where people were running in and out of the house and fruit flys/gnats got in and were beginning to make home in our kitchen. I am sure at least two gnats must have found their way into the dishwasher when we left and that’s where our problems began. I’ve run the dishwasher a few times on high heat/heavy/sanatize and plan to do so several more times as the dishwasher was pretty full, and then I’m going to hand wash them (just for my peace of mind. yuck.) Now my question is how am I supposed to clean my dishwasher so I don’t feel dirty every time I use it??? I figured bleach was safe, but where do I put it? How much do I dilute it? Which components of the dishwasher do I clean and how thoroughly? I can’t find anything about this situation online and so I figured I’d just go ahead and ask!

  3. I’m not going to lie, that’s a pretty nasty story, but congrats on the wedding 🙂
    Regarding the cleaning, I don’t think you need to worry. If you’ve cleaned out all the old food and maggots and washed it well enough, I personally wouldn’t go adding any chemicals to your machine that might cause more harm via poison than just the thought of maggots. The maggots aren’t the problem but rather the food, so if there’s no smell, you should be good.

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