The Maggot Killing Battle is OVER!

There’s another great story in the forums today.

aceliven just wrote down how he battled a truly awesome maggot deluge using items from Walmart.

I went to put my garbage out at the curb and found one of the cans totally covered with 1/4 – 1/2 inch maggots.

I am a grown man and little bothers me in the natural world, but I just could not move that can with a moving cloth of slimy, disgusting larvae all over it.

My first thought was to put on a thick pair of work gloves… I still couldn’t stand it as I lifted the can and numerous maggots began to fall off onto my shoes and the cuffs of my pants.

Go read the rest of the article to see how this turned out, (spoiler alert: he won), what he bought from Walmart, and how he used those items.

Click here: My battle is over and I have answers!

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Killing a Pot FULL of MAGGOTS!

Do yourself a favour and read this article from the forum:

Killed a Pot Full of Maggots 😀

Here are a couple of quotes to whet your appetite:

So this is how I went about it. Enclosed shoes and rubber gloves on, kettle of boiling water ready, I took the pot into the bathroom and poured hot water all over the lid until it was too hot to touch (so the maggots clinging onto the lid dropped back in)

I have more freshly boiled water ready and will pour more over the lid and around the sides before I start pouring the rotten muck, little by little, into the toilet and flush it away.

Just a few added tips that I found to have worked.

Always make sure containers of ANY kind of food is shut tightly. Close things like chip and crisp bags up tightly with food pegs or clips.

Go on, give it a read, and don’t forget to sign up and leave a comment yourself!

Final List of Comments on Maggots – Part 4

And here is the final list of comments from people who visited the old site containing the information on how to kill maggots.

Don’t forget to read all the other stories here:

And please use the forum if you would like to submit your own story or problem. And if you’re looking for information on how to get rid of maggots, take a look at the right hand side of this page for the relevant links.

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.

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More People with Maggot Stories – Part 3

If you’re enjoying the stories that other readers have submitted, be sure to read the entire series:

And don’t forget, please use the maggot forum if you would like to submit your own story or problem. And if you’re looking for information on how to get rid of maggots, take a look at the right hand side of this page for the relevant links. 

Once again, here are the maggot comments:

August 29th, 2006 at 1:46 am
Last night as I was about to go up my stairs, I noticed a few bits on the floor and went to pick them up. I screamed out as I noticed what I was about to pick up was moving. My husband came running in and said there were maggots all over the floor. For the next 3 hours he was sweeping the floor in the house, the porch floor and the driveway just outside. A neighbour came over to help with a torch and we discovered that we could no longer see our wheelie bin as it was covered in maggots. My husband swept them all off and then started throwing them at the very far end of the garden, hoping we would not see them again. Were we wrong! When he eventually thought the house was clean and outside was the best he could get it, we laid salt, but they came back in, we tried pepper, they came in, and we tried bleach, guess what, they came in. By this time the ones at the bottom of the garden, which may I add is a very long garden, had now wiggled all the way back up and were heading towards my back patio door. I could not believe that the little bliters had managed to do this. It was such a long way for such a little body and they achieved it in record time. My poor hubby swept them back down and eventually we went to bed. This morning alot looked on their last legs as they baked in the sun but after a day out we came home to find the wheelie bin white again and my drive covered in millions of the little buggers. Out came the sweeping brush but my husband was fighting a losing battle and instead is now out trying to seel up the bin with cling film to stop anything else getting in or out. Im sure it wont work but hence my finding this site and thanks for all the great ideas for getting rid of them. One better one would be the council getting their backsides into gear and realizing that collecting food waste once a fortnight is a joke!!!

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People With Maggots Problems – Part 2

If you’re enjoying the stories that other readers have submitted, be sure to read the entire series:

And don’t forget, please use the maggot forum if you would like to submit your own story or problem. And if you’re looking for information on how to get rid of maggots, take a look at the right hand side of this page for the relevant links.

July 23rd, 2006 at 11:54 pm
Thank the almighty Lord for finding this website! I came home from a pleasant Sundayevening dinner and found my trash can in the kitchen CRAWLING with nasty little moving maggots! Nobody would pick up the phone and I really don’t know what I would’ve done, besides scream and yell, if I hadn’t read about the boiling water option. I used the boiling water with the liquid thing you unplug sinks with and it turned them into a miserable pile of foam! I was so happy i could cry…I live in student dorm and since everyone went home for the weekend I had to carry that nasty piece of crap downstairs by myself, but it made it so much easier for me that I didn’t have to go around stomping the crap out of those little buggers!
So thank you so much!!

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People who have had Maggot Issues – Part 1

The information on this site used to exist on another website. But, because of the number of visitors who seemed to have problems with maggots, I thought I would move the information to a dedicated website.

So, here is the first part in a series of comments left on the old website by people who have had maggot problems. The other lists of comments are available here:



Just a reminder, if you would like to leave your own issue, please use the forum. And if you’re looking for information on how to get rid of maggots, take a look at the right hand side of this page for the relevant links.

And now, for the stories submitted by readers:

Domoni Wilkinson
March 15th, 2006 at 4:56 am
this morning i pulled clothes out off the dryer and they were covered in maggots, i shook most off them off and put the clothes back in the wash though thats didnt really work. so i shook them off the clothes while they were wet and they fell into the washing machine so now i have used hot water and disinfectant and put the cycle on without the clothes so hopefully this works!

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