If you’re enjoying the stories that other readers have submitted, be sure to read the entire series:
- People who have had Maggot Issues – Part 1
- More People with Maggot Stories – Part 3
- Final List of Comments on Maggots – Part 4
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!!
July 24th, 2006 at 5:34 am
Oh my god! Thank god for this website…Check this out, I have two infants and they were in my minivan, I was driving along and I had a half gallon container of milk with me for the babies, the container spilt over and soaked the floor of the minivan with milk, when I got home I got the babies out of the van, tried soaking up the milk, spraying it with lysol, even used carpet cleaner because I knew the van was going to smell to the high heavens (because I spilt milk before in there and the smell was atrocious!) so I did all this, and still the smell was awful!!! Well needless to say I came out to my car the next day and thousands of flies came flying out the window and door when I opened it and I almost puked! The smell was terrible and the flies were disgusting!!! Then I went back inside and got lysol and sprayed again, thinking this was going to keep the flies out, after a few days the flies were gone, and left their nasty baby maggots all in my carpet where the milk spilled, Ijust discovered this about four hours ago and almost threw up!!! I didnt notice the maggots until my kids were in the car (on the way to the beach) and here I looked down and one of the little creeps was crawling up my shoe!!! I was like ewwwwwwww and pulled over got the kids out, ran into a wawa and bleached the heck out of my rug. They seem to have stopped moving and then after I got home, I lifted up the car mat and wala! they were still alive?????? how can these little creeps live so long after I doushed them in bleach???!!! So I just found this site and Im runnnning to the drug store tomorrow to find that spray, would do it today but the babies are sleeping, going to WALK there tomorrow and get the darn spray and totally spray the crap out of it, then let it air dry and ill let you all know if it works…gross gross gross, they have to be the nastist things alive, I was sooo grossed out by this I havent eaten much all day. nasty.
July 24th, 2006 at 4:00 pm
A couple of days ago, I opened my trashcan and there were millions of these disqusting maggots crawling all over the garbage can. I nearly puked from the smell. I ran for my hose and began to spray the garbage can. I kicked the can over and sprayed the inside of the can. My fiance bought contractor bags so I put the “old” garbage inside. We put our garbage to the curb, I told him I did not want to put the bags into the can. I did not want to contaminate the can again. He went outside this morning and said it looked like it had “snowed” on the bags. So he had to put the bags in the can. So here I go again. Gross!!!!
July 24th, 2006 at 4:07 pm
I got up yesterday morning and found maggots in our kitchen. I cleaned EVERYTHING. When I went into our garage, which is attached to the kitchen I found that they were ALL over two bags of garbage that I had sat out there two days ago. Of course we missed trash day and our can was overflowing so I had left them in the garage until trash day this week. I won’t EVER do that again. We cleaned with bleach, washed the garage out with bleach and then sprayed Ortho Home Defense Max in the garage and haven’t seen anymore, except dead ones in the garage. I have found a few more in the house since then, but am hoping that those are leftovers from yesterday since they were probably hiding. Just wanted to let you know what worked for us. Of course our outside can is full of them but I plan on cleaning it with bleach and water after trash day. That has always worked in the past. I just feel so nasty and normally I am VERY weird about stuff like this and keeping things clean.
July 24th, 2006 at 5:07 pm
maggot in garage like 1000 of them = nastiness……
we used raid ant/roach killer, which actually worked then used a big jug of home defense which irrates them to come out of the cracks. finally i added the boiling water on top to ice the cake. i have seen maybe 5-10 random ones outside our garage after the 6 hour battle. problem is some may have snuck into the crawl via a crack in the garage. checked the basement and the spiders took care of them, so hint dont kill spiders while doing all of this….they have a hayday with them. also one last hint, use duct tape, they get stuck and easy to stomp on a filled piece of that. hahaha hope this helps. next i will use fly strips to help prevent this from ever happening again, that and pray for winter to clean up this mess! okay i ramble on more…..have fun, try using wb-40 and a light to have a mini maggot cook out, just dont burn your house down, they curl up when they are well done
July 24th, 2006 at 11:22 pm
We found an upright freezer “left” at my husband’s deceased parents house (outside) I needed one & when I opened the door, I thought I’d throw up. Maggots!! We cleaned it out & have bleached it, baking soda cleaned it, charcoal pieces in it, & I just heard about using 1/2 water & 1/2 peroxide. I sprayed the inside of the freezer & am waiting til in the morning to see what’s there. Hopefully NOTHING moving!!!
July 25th, 2006 at 12:56 am
I let the birds eat the maggots that came out of my bin, cos boiling water had no effect. but i did get some cheap glow in the dark sticks and laid them in the middle of the garden at night.all the maggots went straight to them and sat there until the sun came up, and the birds had a feast.
I did try-bleach,carpet moose,flour(slows them down),disinfectant and bathroom spray.
July 25th, 2006 at 10:12 am
Hmmm. Glow in the dark sticks. That’s something cool. The birds at my house couldn’t see the maggots, so I had to do all the killing. But I like the idea of the glow in the dark sticks…
July 25th, 2006 at 5:48 pm
One night my daughter wokeup and found maggots on the celling. where are they coming from.
July 25th, 2006 at 8:01 pm
the same day my mum found the maggots eating the half eaten chicken (104) when i was in my room and killed a fly and out came 6 more maggots they wernt as big as the other but they were still horid one was moving and the other lay in a row and were still what do i do???? please if anyone has any tips please tell us lol
July 25th, 2006 at 8:02 pm
We just Found maggots in the kitchen. We can’t use boiling water because we live in an upstairs apartment of nothing but carpet. I just told my Boyfriend that we are gutting the house after work. But what else can we do. Everything is carpet.
July 26th, 2006 at 8:12 am
Some tips to reducing maggots from leftovers.
1. Put meat and greasy foods in the freezer until trash day. Put the stuff in a plastic bag to keep odor from escaping, or some baking soda.
2. Don’t keep garbage containers outside. Use one designed for indoors and put the trash out on trash day.
3. Liberally use a garbage disposal if you have one. Limit how much food you place in the garbage can, it will attract flies and roaches.
July 26th, 2006 at 8:16 am
Oh, and if you miss trash day, TAKE THE TRASH TO A DUMP/DUMPSTER. This is the number one way to get any kind of pest infestation, by leaving trash out an extra week. If dumping trash at apartment community dumpsters or such, be aware of any “no outside dumping” ordinances or laws. I dump the stuff at night at some local apartments when trash day is too far away.
July 26th, 2006 at 9:26 am
Thanks sabar… Glad to see some tips coming through as well. Any tips for flies?
July 26th, 2006 at 10:34 am
OKay this morning my gram looked out back at about 2 am, our back patio was infested with them. We tried salt nothing; bleach nothing; washed down the back with laundry soap nothing. Finally I looked online and found this site…omg thankyou lol
Boiling water works great. Wish we would of tried it first…would of been easier than hosing down the backyard for 3 hours in the morning.
July 26th, 2006 at 3:30 pm
we had those nasty little creatures and the only thing that worked for us-brake cleaner-just spray it on and they are dead!!
July 27th, 2006 at 5:52 am
Thank you everyone for sharing your experience – our garbage spent one day too many in our attached garage, in 34+ weather. I didn’t realize that they could come in under the door….the tape is such a GREAT suggestion!! Caught half a dozen trying to sneak in. Thanx also for the Foaming Wasp Killer suggestion – the carpet mat at the adjoining door was swarming with them, just applied the foam, since I’m too squeamish to get rid of the carpet until I know that they’re dead! Followed up with Raid Max Flying Insect killer to get rid of the resulting flies. Will let you know tomorrow whether the pests are dead. Does anyone know how long it takes a maggot to turn into a flie?
July 27th, 2006 at 6:56 am
Rained here a lot the last two days.. turns out our outside cat’s food dish was filled with water – well I went out today to dump it.. and noticed it was churning .. maggots swimming in the cat food. ugh! – came here. Then I looked through the cabinet for something not too poisionous but enough. – The solution ‘Cat Flea and Tick Mousse’ – had about 4 active ingredients – Permethin is number 2 or 3. Covered the dish with a layer of foamy goodness and checked 10 min later.. no wiggly.
Now if someone can tell us how to get rid of the flies – (they just appeared last week out of nowhere)
A different Brian
July 27th, 2006 at 8:35 pm
One way I have found to rid a small infestation of maggots is to give them a good soaking with Fantastic or Formula 409, or a like cleaner. It’s quick and easy, and helps get some aggravation out on the little buggers.
July 27th, 2006 at 9:41 pm
It’s been 5 days since my daughters graduation and it is now garbage night and my husband call from work and said there were maggots all in our garage when he left for work today we have tried everything we have resorted to just spraying them out of the garage with the hose but they are not dead anf as for the ones in the garbage cans when they get picked up tomorrow will our problem be over?
July 27th, 2006 at 10:04 pm
Got a maggot problem in the doggy dooley (buried device in the ground to deposit doggy ppoop)
After discussion with the local exterminator and pest control specialist, he says to try lime (not the drink, the white powder) and this will kill the little buggers- I’ll be going to Lowe’s tonight after work.
July 28th, 2006 at 4:46 am
Well, the Raid Max Foaming Wasp Killer did the trick – last night I foamed the carpet mat (underneath, too),at the door of the garage, as well as the cracks where the garage walls meet, then followed up with Raid Max Flying Insect Killer to get rid of the flies. Checked this morning, dead maggots and flies all over the place. Had to repeat, though, since there were a couple of live maggots (probably hiding the first go-around).
July 28th, 2006 at 6:15 pm
this morning we woke up to maggots all over the kitchen floor. we swept them up the best we could. I seen some by the stove still when I left for work. I soaked them with raid and it didn’t even phase them. Where the hell are they coming from? We are going to move the stove out from the wall and see if we could find the source.I just don’t know what it could be.
July 28th, 2006 at 7:56 pm
Lice shampoo. It works like crazy. It is almost all Permethin. I aslo used lice bedding spray. It made them die pretty quickly.
July 29th, 2006 at 8:41 am
Ok So I Live with some roomates. I dont take responibility of the trash. I dont know If it was our trash or that fact theat the “main” trash bin is right outside our window. Maggots got in… But anyhow our kitchen trash was emptied and maggots were wiggleing in our bath room. FUCK! I searched around and there was maggots in my room. Lucky for me i was next to the kitchen. So bleach.. pisses them off really bad. IN fact I noticed and this IS REALLY IMPORTANT!! “After I ran a line of bleach accross my door jam, even maggots that were in bleach retreated!!!! Back to there origanal source.. even if that meant going back into bleach.” Maggots go under dark surfaces and cracks… pour bleach into these places and watch them sqwerm out.. Also look under your shoes and things near by that might be nice to hide under… Good Luck.. The first step to prevention is to keep everything clean…
July 29th, 2006 at 8:00 pm
Alfred Hitchcock would have been inspired by the horrible nighmare we just went through with maggots. A tenta died and his relatives decided to clean the apt. to get his deposit. In the process they put all the refrigerated stuff in the dumpster (a lot of meat included). The meat defrost, rot and the the flyes had a paradise to lay millions of eggs. The eggs hatched and we had the whole parking lot blanketed with maggots. Tenants scream because in their way to their cars they steped on them and heard them poping….We tried EVERYTHIN and nothing. The county was notified, officials came, pest agencies came and finally a doctor(entomologist) told us the horrible news: BECAUSE OF THEIR SPECIAL WAX COATING, NOTHING IS EFECTIVE IN KILLING A MAGGOT”. He said: Find the source and brake their cicle. Finally we had the dumpster empty twice a week and that broke their cicle. Eventually we had success but is really was an Alfred HItchock special.
May THE FORCE BE WITH YOU: Augie
July 30th, 2006 at 4:38 am
so i was doing dishes today and i found about 20 or so maggots in one of the bowls. EWWWW. my mom told me that bleach would kill them, and i didnt have n e bleach close by, so me being the “smart one” that i am lol, i used some tide WITH bleach that was sitting right next to the sink in a package.. and of course, it didnt work. it just made them crawl a little faster. then i actually took bleach and put it on them, like my mom said to do in the first place. and it STILL didnt kill them. finally i just threw the stupid bowl away, then took out the trash. lol. but umm the worst part about it was i was reading online that they get all brown and wierd looking before they turn into flies, and as i was cleaning out the sinks, i found a BUNCH of the brown things… grr. lol
July 31st, 2006 at 12:24 am
I sure am relieved to see I’m not the only person on Earth who has a maggot issue in the house! Today I was cleaning up and saw what I thought was rice on my kitchen floor. Nope….maggots. About 10 of them. Where did they come from? I swept them up and started cleaning like crazy. I noticed they were in my runner carpet as well. I went on a bleach cleaning frenzy and vacuumed the entire house, twice. I’m a vegan with no pets, just a two year old daughter. Can flies lay their eggs in a rug or carpet? It must be hatching time. I try not to kill anything and never use poison but from now on I will be killing flies when they get into my house and the maggots….well….they’re dead too. F*&ker’s!
July 31st, 2006 at 6:32 am
I found maggots under my kitchen sink today crawling on a pair of disposible gloves and my oven mitts. I don’t know where they came from. I tried Raid first and they were like whatever! Then I tried bleach, still moving. Then I tried ammonia and most died. I shot the rest with some and they finally died. Disgusting!!! UGH!!!
July 31st, 2006 at 12:43 pm
napalm seems to do the trick
July 31st, 2006 at 2:38 pm
I had friends housesittng for me while I was out of state….I come home last night and my whole KITCHEN is full of little bitty flies and maggots and little brown shells!!! *Not to mention every dish in my house basically decomposing in my sink and spread out across my counter and stove!!* How can I kill these things FAST so that I can enter the war zone without being swallowed????
July 31st, 2006 at 5:53 pm
I have a 2001 mobile scout travel trailer. My husband and I live in it for the moment and the septic is not like regular septics. We have to dump it all the time. The thing is they attract flies. It was fine until about a month ago when I found maggots on the toilet. I have tried bleach and pesticides. Nothing seems to work. Does anyone have any idea on how to get rid of them? HELP!
July 31st, 2006 at 6:44 pm
Argh…girlfriend noticed a maggot on the floor of her bathroom today! She killed it, and then saw another…I killed that one (Toilet paper pop). Since then I’ve seen 2 more, but we took everything up off the floor of the bathroom and she washed the floor mats. I’ve seen one more since. Her bathroom is extremely clean (she’s a bit compulsive) so I really can’t figure this out. Also, I’m afraid to try the bug sprays because we have a small dog. Should I bait them with some food in the center of the bathroom floor and check periodically to kill them? That’s all I can think of right now. Let me know if you have other (better) ideas.
August 1st, 2006 at 1:28 am
I won’t even describe what happened in my kitchen yesterday morning. The drama went from my kitchen to the carpet. No need to go into details of all the remedies tried.On this website I read about carburator cleaner, rushed off to auto zone and it WORKED!!!!!!! Did not harm my carpet, the smell was gone by evening. After spraying the first time they wiggled to the top of my carpet and 1 mist STOPPED THEM DEAD!!!!!! Vaccumed mant times over the area sprayed my vaccum inside and out, changed the bag, and today is a brand new day.
August 1st, 2006 at 3:59 am
I work in a retuarunt and I have a very disgusting problem. I work in the dish tank area and since it is always humid in there –and summer in the desert to me– the insects are coming out of the drains. I cannot figure out the bst way to kill them. I have used the bleach method, the hot boiling water one, and the pine sol one. I do not know what to do. I have almost quit my job due to them. It is VERY unnerving to find them, and i want the lil buggers gone. PLEASE i beg you—can you help me out–short from burning the place down, i am out of options.
August 1st, 2006 at 1:44 pm
Thanks for this website! The wasp killer in a can worked!! The little creatures were all over my garbage can lid and handle and crawling up my driveway. The wicked witches are dead!!!!Yeah!
August 1st, 2006 at 10:26 pm
MY MY…i came on line looking for a way to kiulol them and make sure they dont come back…and wow i must admit….many many options…i think i will begin with going to WALMART ande looking for something….you will never believe were i found mine…well here it goes…recently moved in wirth my boyfriend…his parents gave him some stuff for the restroom…and with it came a little cup for the toothbrush…WELL…yeah they were in there…just saw them lasty night…couldnt sleep…my boyfriend said he killed them…really doubt it….i have goosebumps all over my boddy just writting about it….i hate them….
August 1st, 2006 at 10:55 pm
I’m glad others feel the same way I do. Nasty things. They completely covered my trash bin. I think the sun dries them out and kills them, but they run and hide until night then they come back out. Augh! I’ve actually read other websites where people humanely rid themselves of the maggots by freezing them, so as not to cause them pain!! Who cares, they’re disgusting, disease carriers… Can I get an amen anyone?
August 2nd, 2006 at 2:56 am
same old story wheelie bin collected every two weeks hot days hundreds of maggots but the other night it rained and went to make tea and saw the little sh–s climbing the patio doors about 2am i was out side with broom and kettle just makes you feel dirty even though gf cleaning house 24/7 but the boiling water did work and the birds eat the remains before we got up now bin is up the end of garden and im leaving the lid open let the birds have a nice meal on me (going by the responce on this page someone should invent a product to kill them (as painfully as possible)make a fortune and help us all out. good luck everybody
August 2nd, 2006 at 5:22 am
Wulp, I have employed an effective two step process. I call it the BAB method; bleach, ammonia, and burial. Of course, since I am a professional, I would not advise this for the normal civilian; and I hasten to add that this should not be executed in the presence of children or pets.
It appears to work wonders. Watching these unwelcomed invaders wiggle in pain and writhe in anguish seems to exude a ghastly sense of accomplishment to this poster; however, this effective method should only be employed if this is an outdoor killing.
Good luck with the extermination methods of fly babies!!!
August 3rd, 2006 at 12:19 am
help! I found a bunch of the buggers outside my back door heading straight at me, the trash hasn’t been collected yet and they keep coming by the hundreds, its in the night and I’ve poured boiling water over the ones outside the door (which seems to help pretty well but theres only so much you can poil at once). I’ve put some bug poisen down but that doesn’t seem to be working and I’m too scared to go look in the trash bags, my brother isn’t being helpful he’s jus laughing at me and I’m worried they’ll get into the house! Are they harmful to my dogs and cats or will they not affect them?
August 3rd, 2006 at 1:06 am
Have just had a two hour long battle with some of those evil little f**kers. Bleach didn’t work nor fly spray, or wasp spray. Boiling water and shoes were my opptions. Plus did have a helping hand with two of the local hegdehogs who came in for a feast!!
August 3rd, 2006 at 5:14 am
eeewwww!!! just found maggots in, around, all over the garbage can outside. Totally my fault, I put food garbage in the bin and didn’t cover it!!! Never again. We sprayed with ZEP acidic toilet bowl cleaner and it sucked the life right out of them. Heebie jeebies yuk!!
August 3rd, 2006 at 5:58 am
HELP!!!! 4 few weeks ago we had a foul smell coming from our laundry and then 2 weeks ago i started seeing blowflies in our garage (about 30ft from laundry), a little further looking and i found about 300 maggots ready to pupate (i’ve done my research) which i sweeped up and put in the bin but every day i am killing about 30 blowflies in the garage that are just hatching and not at the flying stage and just yesterday i now find them in the laundry and adjacent toilet room coming out of the fan but these are adult blow flies. YUCK!!!! I;m going crazy. How long will all this last. I’ve had people up in the roof to look but they can’t find anything. When will the whole thing just disappear or am i dreaming? HELP!!!!!
August 4th, 2006 at 2:33 am
Found this link on “prevention” that I wanted to share:
August 4th, 2006 at 6:03 am
I’ll tell you what doesn’t work – bleach. One time last spring we had a huge amount of maggots in our garbage bin and we tried all different things and one of them included throwing bleach on them. I figured that if they could drown in water, it would surely kill them faster to drown in bleach because of the corrosive properties, but no such luck. After a couple of failed attempts, we started whacking them with shoes, which worked pretty well. Then, we sprayed them with the hose, drowning the stragglers and washing them away for the birds to eat. My final word – go for simplicity. Squish them.
August 4th, 2006 at 7:40 am
I’m living a nightmare. We had a honey bee problem that had developed inside a crack from our patio that led between the floors of our bi-level townhouse. We called the bee people to get the honey bees out but they couldn’t and decided to spray insecticide to kill the bees. The bees did die. A few days later, we started smelling a foul odor a couple of months ago. I keep my house clean and searched every where but, could not find a source. A couple of days later, I was
sweeping the floor and found maggots,but couldn’t find where they were coming from until we saw one hit the floor under a light fixture in the living room. The maggots are coming from the space between the floors of our townhouse, obviously from the dead bees and they just keep breeding over and over again the pesticide companies say that they really don’t have anything to kill them with. So we have been sweeping them up and vigously cleaning daily, they appear to be gone for a day or two and I gwess the flies breed again and we start to see a few more. We had to tape the areas where our lightfixtures and ceiling fans are so that they can’t come in as much. We are thinking that we may have to tear out our ceiling to get to the source of this problem. We are just miserable. What can we do?
August 4th, 2006 at 2:27 pm
So..I walk downstairs and my mom tells me I have to get rid of my cat that I adore because he has worms. I continue into the kitchen and see a maggot in his food bowl :(. I’m relieved that the worms aren’t coming from my cat but mortified that I have maggots in my home. My mother goes to watch tv like it’s no big deal and I’m left alone with these sinners.
We missed the trash day last week so our trash has been sitting inside the house for a while…bad idea. I lifted up the trash bags but there were only 2 maggots under the bags. There were about 7 or 8 visible on the kitchen floor so I picked them up in a paper towel and threw them in the trash and toilet. Once they were in the toilet they died rather quickly. It seemed like when I disposed of one, three more would show up.
To make matters worse, I was supposed to be doing laundry so I had a pile of clothes on the kitchen floor and when I picked up one of my socks maggots fell from it! I considered throwing the clothes away, but what female willingly throws clothes away? I put them all in the wash and put the cycle on hot (not sure if that worked because I’m too afraid to check the washer).
After picking up all the maggots I could stomach, I took the trash outside (make sure to lay down newspaper on the path to the door because maggots will fall out of the bags and in other parts of the house, I learned this the hard way) and then I mopped the floor w/ bleach and water (mostly bleach) twice. I didn’t see any more maggots but I sprayed the bug spray anyway for kicks (it was raid ant and roach killer). It’s the next morning and I haven’t seen any maggots since. Now all I have to do is sit and wait for the day I can “look back on this and laugh.”
Moral of the story: (aside from enough bleach will kill Anything) If you want your 18 year old daughter to clean the house like never before…show her a maggot.
August 4th, 2006 at 5:24 pm
I missed trash day. Well today after the trash was picked up I found a trash can full of maggots. I tried Raid ant and roach spray. It worked!!!!
August 4th, 2006 at 10:11 pm
Ok I got rid of tha maggots from the other day..Boilin hot water works like a dream! And then I put some ant guard down by my door and I haven’t seen any since. And in reply to Tara yes im also 18 and i have never cleaned so much untill i saw those ugly maggots heading for my door!
(I just hope I dont ever see anymore.. and my boyfriend stops laughin at me for actually cleaning..)
Hope the same works for the rest of you!
August 4th, 2006 at 10:39 pm
Found maggots in our trash today not 100’s but 1000’s, I immediately found this web site. Thanks everyone.
But if you want to kill them and their outside get cesspool cleaner, the stuff that eats away at all the crap (no pun intended) in your cess pool or septic tank. It works great actually ate away at them and they became paste, it was like melting them. Good luck to everyone. It is amazing what brings people together.
August 5th, 2006 at 4:06 am
i went on vacation for a week and came back and had about 20 maggots on the kitchen ceiling, i did not have any old trash in the garbage, so i kill them all and now for 5 days straight there are 15-25 new ones every day on the ceiling, never on the walls, there were some small black moths in the kitchen i don’t know if maybe they came from them? i killed them too, any ideas?
August 5th, 2006 at 7:45 pm
I am house-sitting for my brother this weekend. I went to change the stupid mouse cage, and when I looked in, I saw maggots in the water container! I almost threw up!! There’s nothing worse than having to clean up someone else’s stuff, but this was even worse! I called my sister and she said bleach works (I know a lot of people have said it doesn’t work, but she’s used it before) However, my brother didn’t have any bleach or rubber gloves! They did, however have Vim and plastic bags which I wrapped around my hands and arms. (there was no way I was touching anything that had maggots on it) I squirted the places where the creepy maggots were, but they just crawled all around it. So I added hot water. My sister doesn’t believe me, but instantaneously they stopped moving! Just to make sure, I left them there for half an hour or more. It seemed to have worked. They are gone and the mouse now has a cage that is cleaner than it has probably ever been!
August 6th, 2006 at 2:35 am
I have been really busy with work and school lately. Hadn’t done the dishes in a while.
I was wondering where the flies in the house were coming from.
When I got to the bottom of the dish pile, my question was answered! I almost heaved and made the already gross situation even more gross.
August 6th, 2006 at 9:03 am
OK so…. My sister decided she was going to do the kitchen after our vacation for 7 days. Before departing we completely forgot to take out the trash. So we came back, she goes to the kitchen, and there are maggots chillin’ in the trash can. So naturally, she screams out bloody murder and swiftly cowers back in to her room. Meanwhile, I hear the ruckus in my room so I jump out of bed and ask her “Wtf is going on?” She says and I quote, “There are maggots all over the floor!” Baffled by the words my ears have just endured, I sat there contemplating about moving out. So long story short, when they get on the carpet what should I do? We also have pets so those insect sprays will endanger my pets. Oh and can someone give me a brief listing on the locations of the maggots you have seen? i.e. garbage can, kitchen sink, seasoning cabinets, stuff like that. I am making sure I get every last one of those… uh… [explicit comment] out of my house. Also, will buying those Insect Foggers help? Thanks!
August 6th, 2006 at 1:02 pm
Gosh I’m so glad I’m not the only one with this problem… I was freaking out because I felt like I was the only one having maggot problems. This happened a few nights ago, I was watching TV with my dog and looked down and there was something moving across the floor, turns out it was a maggot. I swept it up with a piece of tissue, smooshed it (I was about to cry from digust), when I realized there were more, crawling ALL OVER. I freaked out, swept them up dumped them on the tile floor and drowned them in sprays of bleach, but I keep finding one or two around every night… I’m pretty sure they came in from outside because I left the back door open for some air and now this has happened, but now I can’t seem to get rid of them. Does anyone have any suggestions for getting rid of maggots in/on carpet?? I have pets and I’m afraid to leave them home alone with these digusting things.
August 6th, 2006 at 4:49 pm
I AM SO GLAD THAT I FOUND THIS SITE!!! I GOT IN A CLEANING MOOD AND WHEN I LOOKED OUTSIDE BECAUSE THE GARBAGE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE STREET ON FRI THERE WAS A BAD SMELL COMING FROM WHERE WE KEEP IT, AND IT WAS COVERED WITH THE NASTY THINGS ALL OVER THE CAN AND ALL AVER THE GROUND AND THEY WERE HEARED TOWARD THE FRONT STEP AREA, I GO THE SHIVERS ALL OVER I HATE THE THINGS… MY SON WAS STILL UP WITH ME AT 1:30AM AND SAID CAN’T DAD JUST TAKE IT TO WORK HE IS A GARBAGE MAN ANYWAY? BUT TO DAY IS SUN AND HE DON’T GO TO WORK KILL MON. I WAS UP ALL NIGHT HEATING WATER AND KILLING THE DAM THINGS. IT WAS THE ONLY THING THAT WOULD WORK I WAS NOT GOING TO WAKE DAD AND ASK HIM HOW TO KILL THEM HE WOULD NEVER LET IT GO. HE IS TAKING THE CAN TO WORK AND BRINGING A NEW ONE HOME THAT IS NOT GROSS. I HAVE NEVER HAD THE NASTY THINGS TILL NOVE EVEN WITH A GARBAGE MAN IN THE HOUSE AND I NEVER WANT THEM AGIAN. DON’T FORGET TO PUT THE GARBAGE AT THE STREET, AND IT HELPS TO GIVE YOUR GARBAGE MAN A THANK YOU EVERY NOW AND AGIAN WE REALLY DO NEED THEM AFTER ALL. TRACEY IN OREGON
August 6th, 2006 at 9:49 pm
Helllloooo,I just came across a few of those adorable rice like critters(maggots)make my skin crawl, but U cannot ignore them. Guess what? I have experimented with all of the above solutions, even going after them with a lit match, or incense stick.A few minutes ago I experimented again! I had physical therapy awhile back and I needed to use something called ETHYL CHLORIDE, a topical anesthetic- skin refrigerant. Kinda like freon for the air conditioner.Got the bottle aimed and sprayed. I just went back to check,yup! he is still dead, died on the spot, no wiggling, no nothing. You have to be prescribed this stuff, maybe the doc will have mercy and prescribe it.I am thinking of putting some anti-freeze in a spray bottle and experimenting with that….lot’s a luck. maria
August 7th, 2006 at 12:17 am
I found maggots in my living room, apparently they had been feeding on a mouse that had died due to poison and came between the floorboards and up through the carpet, it made me feel sick, even my cats backed away from them. The window was covered with bluebottles, so I phoned pest control guy who sprayed the floor and walls, and it did the trick, now I am really paranoid about any little speck I see on the floors of my house.
August 7th, 2006 at 6:54 am
OK I found where some of the maggots came from: for some reason there was a pile of them under the baker’s rack in the kitchen (that I just deep cleaned like two weeks ago….) I freaked out (again) and sprayed them with Clorox Bleach but all they did was squirm around (even though yesterday bleach seemed to work?? Maybe I didn’t use enough this time), so then I swept them all into a bucket and poured boiling water over them. That worked immediately, they stopped moving (and hopefully died very painfully) and I dumped out the bucket, then cleaned up any strays. I poured boiling water all over my kitchen floor (no joke) and mopped it all up, then bleached it, then used one of those OrangeGlo mop things. Boiling water DOES work, and it works VERY WELL!
August 8th, 2006 at 10:11 pm
Holy Shit was I surprised…Just went out 2 mins ago to put the garbage bags in the trash, i thought ok no problem notice something dripping from the lid it was moving abit but i really didnt care! I proceeded to open the lid…everything seemed to be ok, then i noticed little yellow peices of i dont know, i thought huh probably soup or yesterdays spagetti, but thats odd why would we throw it out, then I smelled that disgusting odor! I was cut be surprised i was on the ground covering my face about to puke! they just started crawling or wiggling out of the can! Wow theys things are persistent!i think 1/5 of the can is full of them! So now im deciding if i should use the boilng water or have fun and blow up the little demons!
August 8th, 2006 at 10:17 pm
OK….Here’s what I just did and it worked!
First, find the maggot nest (in my case, they were in my outside garbage cans.) Remove the garbage, and then take a propane torch and burn them all.
Then, caulk around any openings close to the nest, that could have been their pathway into the house.
If you find more maggotts, burn them too.
August 9th, 2006 at 3:05 am
Steam, steam, and more steam. Very good fix for your indoor maggots. When I found hundreds in my kitchen, I just simply turned my IRON on and filled it with water. Just hold the the iron close to the maggots and start hitting the steam button on your iron. They die instantly, works like a charm.
August 9th, 2006 at 1:34 pm
I am so grossed out… I can not sleep. I spent the last 4 hours cleaning my kitchen. Maggots everywhere I will try wasp spray tomorrow. I think my dogs ate some wondering if anyone knows if it’s harmful to dogs. I am comforted by the fact that I am not alone. But saddened at the fact that these little boggers are hard to kill.
August 10th, 2006 at 4:54 pm
This website is sooooo helpful, The advice given is definatly worth reading to get rid of a disgusting problem with maggots. I am definatly going to go buy some of the items reccomended in this website. I swear i’ve been on a quest all night to kill them all!!! I can barely go to sleep since i first noticed the little buggers. Last night when i got home from work, I went to the garage and saw little squirmy white things on the floor by the towel pile. When i lifted up the towels there were more of them. I started to look around and realized they were all scattered about. At first i sprayed ant and roach spray. Didn’t work. So then i thought i will just vacuum them up, then i took out the vacuum bag and tied it up in a double bag and threw it away in the trash bin. Tomorrow is trash morning so i lucked out there. Vacumming was helpful, but i still have no idea where there coming from!!! Every hour since i got home last night ive been checking the garage and still find about 5-10 scattered about. I just step on them and hear that pop! I am going to the store as soon as my children wake up!!
August 10th, 2006 at 11:17 pm
Ok, so my husband woke me up this morning, freaking out about the number of maggots out on our back porch in the garbage, and ended up doing something that I hope wasn’t stupid. He tried the ant killer and wd-40 and it didn’t work. So he grabbed the water hose and sprayed them off the porch and into the grass in our backyard. Came back in the house, flipping out because he swares they were making their way back up the steps to the back door. (like they were out to get him) Then grabbed the broom and once again swept them off the porch into the lawn. My concern is that we have a german shepherd that plays outback on a daily basis. I’ve heard stories about maggots latching on to the dogs fur and eventually using the dog as a host to lay more eggs, Leading to an infestation of maggots on your dog. I’m not sure how true that is but it has me really paranoid about letting our dog outside, even just to go to the bathroom. I’m not sure how long they live out there in the yard or if they find other things to feed on but please let me know if these stories are true or am I over reacting. I’m also worried about her bringing them into the house. What should I do, my poor dog has no freedom right now.
August 11th, 2006 at 12:17 am
Blasted council for giving us the food recycling (maggot haven) bin to be collected every Friday. There are millions of the squirmy buggers in there. Next time the truck comes to collect the compostables, they can take the whole darned maggot holiday camp, stank filled bin with them! Is this what we pay tax for?
August 11th, 2006 at 2:04 am
I just had an infestation with maggots. Gross me out! Sat night I had dinner on deck, in and out of the slider all night, thought thats what did it. But I had been using my grill all summer long and noticing that flies had got by me going in and out tending the grill. Then there was one night we had a sudden sown pour when the rain came down in the direction of the back of the house. I ran around shutting the windows to the back of the house. The last one I got tot was the slider!! As I trotted towards it, I hit the slippery floor and fell to my back. (I was ok, just sore the next day). I managed to shut the slider, somehow, for I am recovering from another embaressing fall the crushed my clavical and has had me out for months–ok now. So I did not take care of my rain soaked throw rug inside my slider. Yes, larva bred!!! Unbelievable–gross, hundreds!! Sunday morning to deal with. At first I used the napkin, pick-um up and squish-um, but there were soooo many, under EVERYTHING!! pulled out the vacuum, there stuff–rugs, newspapers, shoes, etc. out on the deck, oh so gross. Anyway, came home from work 8 hours later, some still crawling around, got them with napkins. What I used was Amonia. Washed the floors with it, dumped the used mix on the deck to take care of any there. Washed the throw rugs in hot water, no signs left. Just one week later about 100 hundred flies on my screens. Guess they where the unseen ones under the refidgerator, stove, dishwasher, etc. that I couldn’t get to. Now a week later seems to be no problem. I do suggest Amonia for a good wash down. Good Luck to all you. Hope this is the end for me!
August 11th, 2006 at 5:18 am
Well, about a week ago I was doing the dishes, a fork dropped on the floor and i noticed something crawling i looked closer and noticed it was a maggot. I freaked out pulled myself together and killed it.then i noticed another one and killed it, i pulled up the little rug from under the sing and saw 1 and killed it. I ran to the store and bought a deep fly fogger. I came back home after waiting for 3 hours and found about 7 or 8 on the kitchen floor i swepted them up. I looked around my apartment and didn’t see any other maggots. 1 day passed and i saw a one on the floor..bearly alive i swept it up. I’ts been about a week since..and i haven’t seen any..but what bothers me..is are they all dead..and how can i be sure? How long did it take you guys to notice them all gone?
August 12th, 2006 at 1:38 am
Maggots – I was putting out some garbage into my outside garbage ( wheelie bin ), noticed some maggots and decided to pour loads of thin bleach over and inside the bin, 30 mins later there were 1000’s of maggots in the garden, on the pavement and swarming in front of my neighbours take away fish and chip shop. It was like a horror movie, they were even climbing the lamp post, he went crazy !Its his peak selling time when the pubs come out , the street lights showed up a sea of maggots . I checked my other neighbours bin and it was crawling with them too. Little Bas%ar%s were trying to get in my house too. Brushes, high pressure hose, boiling water, salt, more bleach a stream of maggots flowing down the into the drains, its taken an hour to clear the pavements, I feel itchy maybe I got some in my hair – deep joy.
I have stomped, squished and popped hundreds. My bin has been soaked inside and out in petrol, petrol splashed infront of my house – hope none throws a cigarette away . I’ll get my steam cleaner out to do the bin properly tomorrow, What a night
Here in Ipswich our local council empty our grey bins – general garbage, every 2 weeks, and its been the hottest summer in years, to-day we had our first rain in about a month , I took a walk up the street a little while ago , every bin has maggots on them. Go figure !
August 13th, 2006 at 11:05 pm
I came home from my best friends wedding to day, to find my garden moving! it was awfull! we bag and double bag all our rubbish (we only get our bin emptied 2 weekly) our bin was covered inside and out with the little bas%$*&s, my partner the brave man he has re bagged all the rubbish we bleached boiling water and fly sprayed the little buggers but as other people have said they just come back for more! after a few hours there are still some still fighting i am dreading getting up in the morning to find 100s more our bin dont get emptied till tuesday and it seems a long way off. all i want is a simple way of killing them there has got to be one SOMEONE OUT THERE PLEASE HELP ME………… hey i did say please thanks becky
August 14th, 2006 at 1:49 am
Yuck Yuck Yuck!!!
having just returned from visiting my parents for the day, I opened the door to let the cat out for the night-time air to watch her jumping about trying to dodge the creeping creatures. They feaked me out to say the least! I have to say its only boiling water and bleech that seemes to work, but we’ll see what they’re like in the morning!!!
I’ll probably dream about them now!!!
Any more tested ideas please let us know, we’ve got an epidemic here in the UK with all the hot weather we’ve been experiencing!
August 14th, 2006 at 2:23 am
Today I went to take the garbage out and there was a big hole in one of them and there were maggots everywhere i tried lysol but it didnt work so i’m still looking for something.
August 14th, 2006 at 6:24 pm
I woke up this morning and I noticed on the floor that there was something that looked a bit like a top ramen noodle. I decided to sweep up the floor in the kitchen. All of a sudden it started moving. Upon further inspection. I noticed it moving. I freaked out and noticed like 9 or 10 more. I started looking all over the house and found a few more sporadically. We don’t have any pets and are pretty clean, I don;t know why these things are here. I intend on going home and pouring bleach everywhere and throwing everything out. Any ideas?
What if I can’t find the source?
August 16th, 2006 at 2:57 pm
I found those darn things in my trash can yesterday after the trash collector came. i took a whole bottle of bleach to it, with a little bit of water and it killed most of them but that took a few hours, and then i had some escapees, so i did it the old fashion way, step on them.
August 16th, 2006 at 8:59 pm
This morning when i woke up i found several nasty maggots on my kitchen floor. I killed them but when i came back just a few minutes later i found two more, then onother one. my kitchen is clean but last night my husband left a trash bag just sitting there, before i got up this morning my husband had taken the bag outside. Do you think the ones that i found came from the trash? or maybe i have a bunch that i have not discovered yet. i have OCD and this is really bothering me. i keep thinking that i will find them everywhere in my house. please help.!!!!!!!!
August 18th, 2006 at 8:36 pm
I live in Victoria,saanich and during this summers heat I constantly find maggets in our garbagebins. We try to be carefull with food leftovers but in a family of 3 it is not easy.Now I put everything in 2 plastic bags and they go in a big grey bag (so triple layered!!!and yesterday there were still in the bins.What makes me angry is that there is only garbage pick up every 2 WEEKS!!and I don’t know what to do about that, so I wouldn’t have these nasty buggers!
August 21st, 2006 at 6:29 am
I came to my room today and realised i had left my can of slimfast on the bookshelf. I saw what appeared to be mold from far away, but as i got closer, the mold was MOVING. Well, the mold was no mold. It was MAGGOTS. EVERYWHERE. all over the bookshelf. [especially on the game that the can was resting on.] so I freaked out like every girl does. Had my EW moment [lol] and then decided to drown the eff’ers with pledge. They were “stunned” just long enough for me to throw the game/can away and clean then off of there. I hope it worked man and there are none in the crevises. But let me tell you, I will NEVER drink slimfast again. EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.
Lori Jean, San Dimas, CA
August 23rd, 2006 at 11:16 pm
Thanks to a lazy husband who missed not one, but TWO weeks of trash duty, we have had maggots three times this year. Not surprising, they are usually in a pupa state by the time the trash usually goes out. I just fill the trash cans with water and hope they drown.
However, there are a bunch of messages on here that make me think that people are finding something other than maggots in their kitchens. If you have long, skinny worm-looking pests and are finding a few a day, you likely have a meal moth (Indian Meal Moth is most common) infestation. Check your cupboards for bugs in nuts, chips, cake mixes, flour, crackers, cereal, snack bars, cocoa, pancake mixes, etc. for bugs. If there is any sort of “spider web” looking material in the bag or box, start tossing things! These guys are prolific and will get into nearly anything edible – and they can chew through cardboard & plastic bags. Their larva might be mistaken for maggots:
Good luck to you all!
August 23rd, 2006 at 11:45 pm
I have just managed to repel my borders against the tireless invasion of maggotts, first lay a river of bleach ensuring that all crevices and corners are well covered. Behind that recreate the great wall of China using plain flour. The bleach and the flour amalgmate to form a slimy glue that impedes their advances. Once they hit the great wall of flour they are exhausted and cannot go on any more. The lucky few make a hasty retreat but many curl up and die. Try this on your doorstep and patios now, if it works for you tell your friends. The world must know!!! Furious D
August 23rd, 2006 at 11:50 pm
Furious D, that is brilliant. Thanks. You make me want to write a story, combining all the comments… It would be quite interesting.
March of the Maggots!
Hmmm… I wonder if Morgan Freeman would do the voice-over for me
August 24th, 2006 at 6:30 am
it was hot out today and there was no maggots until it had rained and they were everywhere. now two hours later we are still fighting with them. we done poured bleach on them that didn’t work. tryed salt that didn’t work and my counsin even pissed on them and that didn’t work but hot water seemes to be working.
Amy from PA
August 24th, 2006 at 8:11 am
OMFG! EWWWWWWWWWWWW…I just got home from helping out at my in laws this evening and when I went out back I found thousands of these lil nasties crawling all over my back patio rug! After I puked several times, woke up my hubby…I waged WAR! Got a bucket fulled with hot water, armed myself with brooms and dust pans, swept as many as the nasty lil invaders up, and got the rest with the hose. It is 2:00 AM here, and if I do any more outside, my neihbors will have me committed. Come daylight..the lil nasties are mine to kill! Gonna make some coffee and wait. If I FIND ANY REMEDIES FOR KILLING THEM..i WILL POST IT…WISH ME LUCK!
Amy from PA
August 24th, 2006 at 8:49 am
Ladies and Gentleman, may I have your attention please??? I have found THE ONE, THE ONLY, MOST WONDERFUL STUFF ON EARTH!!!!!!!!!…….. RAID Wasp & Hornet Killer kills those nasty little maggots almost instantly~! YIPPPEEEEE!!!! HORRAY! I used a whole can on my back patio, and ran out so I must go get some more, but where I sprayed they are dead! Make sure you spray in all the crack and crevices you find, those lil suckers move fast and try to hide.
I am going to go to WalMart, grab some more of this wonderful stuff, take it out on my patio, with a fresh cup of coffee, and enjoys those lil bastards death, then come in, burn the clothes and shoes I have on, take a very long, hot shower, and try to get some sleep…may need some Baily’s for my coffee!
August 25th, 2006 at 12:32 am
Hey Deco Gecko. Either Morgan, or Tom Baker (Dr Who) I’m sure that he had a battle against giant maggots sometimes in the 70’s? or was it John Pertwee? Anyway I think I may try double sided tape against the onslaught next time? And then take time to stick a pin in the head of each maggot “very slowly” lets show em who’s boss??????
August 25th, 2006 at 4:58 am
I was in the other room and my gf came and got me and told there were maggots in my bed so i clean them off and i looked under my bed and stuff and there were ALOT of maggots all under my bed on the floor so i cleaned my room ( my room wasnt dirty at all) so i pick up my shoes and i took everything out and i got my vaccum cleaner and that didnt pick up nothing so i went to my gfs house and got a carpet cleaner and that helped ALOT but there are alot still so i got some bug spray that helped a lil and then i got some bomber thing and that didnt do crap so i havent tried the boiling water yet but i am planing on doing that but the carpet cleaner had boiling water in it so i dono wat i am going to do about it. What should i do anyone know email me firstname.lastname@example.org
August 25th, 2006 at 1:21 pm
I am from Cheshire, England.
We have a recycling service for our waste plastics etc which is every other week , and every other week our waste foods are collected by our council .
We therefore have waste food in our bins for 2 weeks, mine is well bagged and yet about two days before the council empty my bin I have maggots as well as flies.
The night before the bin collection I had maggots on the glass of my backdoor of the house and all down the path back to my bin,
My husband had gone out with a torch to get the bin as we keep it well away from the house in the summer months because of the flies and the smell, mine is a house of five adults so there is a lot of plate scrapings.
We could not figure out why the maggots had travelled on a rainy night down our path to the backdoor? Then I noticed the beam of light from my husbands torch on the ground and also noticed that the maggots were turning towards the light, we switched off the kitchen light and all the maggots started to follow his torch it was like something out of a horror movie.
Now we all know maggots have no eyes but I know flies are attracted to light.
The flies in my bin were blue metallic but we also are getting bigger black flies almost as big as a wasp with long legs, they are definitely flies though.
Can you please help me understand why maggots are attracted to light as we do not wish to face the next bin emptying night. anyone please
August 26th, 2006 at 10:50 am
im telling you. i used plain old pledge, drowned them in it, and cleaned up all the dead ones. haven’t seen the little bastards sense. yay common household products!!!!!!
August 26th, 2006 at 10:52 am
hey everybody…i too (along with my mom) am also apart of the maggot-haters club. we just came home from a four day stay at my aunts north from us to find our trash filled with maggots. what a welcome home huh?! the kichen is tile of course but it leads to the carpeted living room. we tried to kill all the ones we could by hand and threw them out in a sealed garbage bag and then while i vaccummed my mom poured bleach all over the kitchen floor. i kind of think they ore drowned then died from the bleach but either way it is seeming to work…
howeer we are not taking any chances- we are trying the boiling water since i think we caught it early and are buying some sort of pesticide with the permethrin in it…hope it works!! im trying to be optimistic or else i might screeam…i never want to see these nasty bugs again! got to try the water now-i’ll be sure to comment again and let you all know how it turned out.
thanks for the tips!
August 26th, 2006 at 1:06 pm
sure fire way to get rid of maggots bugs etc a steam machine cheap to buy many uses as well the pointed nozzle works best good luck mick
August 27th, 2006 at 2:17 am
don’t know if anyone has tried this but if you spray lysol on them it kills them.
spray this on whatever and they don’t come back or they didn’t for me…. mine we’re coming from the dog food.
August 27th, 2006 at 11:13 pm
hi every one, iv come across this website to find ways to kill maggots, nothing seems to kill them, BUT! i will share with you what i know, as of now it is sunday 4:58 pm augest
about 2 years ago there where many large size maggots all over the place near the trash cans located on the side of the house. they seemed to die from being drown by hose water of some sort or rain, now about 2 weeks ago after going to get the trash cans to bring them up from being dumped by the trash people, i see maggots, so me hating maggots with a passion, i stand there and thing whats the most logical thing i can do with out getting them on me and contaminating what ever i wear, the tempeture was around 80 or 90 degrees, so i figure if i deprive them of nutrition, mixed with high tempeture, they will die , by not getting enough food and by frying in the sun. this worked quite well as to they where all dead the next day, but today im faced with a even more challenge how do you kill a thousands maggots when you missed a trash day, here’s the deal
you cant take the trash bags out of the trash cans because this leave for a buffe for flys to lay eggs and maggots to feed, and yesterday i saw to flys mating….. we have about 5 trash cans ! imagin 2 fly for each can at a basic count for a thousand eggs O.O thats well over a a million maggots, so what i did was clean the area wash out a few trash cans that i was able, letthe trash people come get the trash cans empty all the trash clean all the trash cans , NEXT TIME YOU HAVE TRASH MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE CLEAN coming out of your indoor trash so that they are clean in the out door trash can, then once one trash can is filled MAKE SURE THE TRASH CAN LID IS FIRMLY CLOSED AND LOCKED IF YOU HAVE ONE THAT IS ABLE TO BE LOCKEDlike tupper wear wise “rubber maid trash can should work fine” and after you have filled one trash can up and it is shut or locked in place start the next trash can, also a little info i have come across:if you have a cut any where on your body and a fly lays eggs in it and for some reason you dont catch it maggots will infest your body. this will cause many health problums and potentialy death if not death then an agonizing life socialy and other wise. if you happen to digest maggot eggs, you stomach acid should kill be able to kill them being how human stomach acid can eat paint of a car, that youd haft to scatch with a key other wise. lastly realy on this, make sure trash goes to the street when its needed,make sure trash cans are closed with trash in them, make sure no left over trash is in the trash can after it has been picked up by trash people, and always make sure they are clean on the inside and kept up, flys will still lay eggs in a nasty dirty grimey , slimey left over trash residue filled trash can ! and always keep the lids closed i cant stress that enough
August 28th, 2006 at 1:08 pm
Can anybody help me? My son woke up at 3:00 this morning screaming that maggots were all over his bed and him! He said that they were coming from the stuffed animal he sleeps with. I checked it out and they were all over his bed where he sleeps and in his stuffed animals! He immediately jumped in the shower…screaming! We noticed the smell of a dead animal early last week, but the smell is gone now. Where is it?? Can you believe that this is the 2nd time this has happened in his room? One day, years ago, we found them covering his carpet (they matched) and all over his bed and several stuffed animals. We threw everything out (poor baby). I can’t believe this nightmare has happened again! We are both terrifed of bugs! My son will be tramatized forever, I’m sure! I can’t believe this is happening! I’m calling the exterminator 1st thing in the morning. But, his favorite bear that he’s had since birth is infested. Why? He’s so upset. Also, I hate the idea of him living and playing in posion. What can I do, short of moving? Someone help us!!!!! Please!!!!
August 28th, 2006 at 1:44 pm
I should add that the last time it was so disgusting that I even went so far as to rip out my son’s carpet and replace it w/hardwood floors….but,…