Maggots Infestation in Wheelie Bins

Poor old England!

They’re having a MASSIVE heatwave, and now is the time that the government decides to only do the rubbish collection every 2 weeks instead of every week.

This is causing a severe outbreak of maggots in wheelie bins. (A wheelie bin is your big black rubbish bin outside, in case you didn’t know).

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. This is happening all over the world.

In fact, traffic to this site has DOUBLED compared to last year. Global warming is really giving people hell in their rubbish bins! 🙂

Tips to Prevent Maggots in Wheelie Bins

Here are a couple of obvious ideas for you to try to help prevent maggots appearing in your rubbish bins:

  • Wrap up meat in a tightly tied plastic bag if you have to throw it away outside
  • Related to the item above, make sure your rubbish bags are tied TIGHTLY before putting them in the wheelie bin outside. PLEASE consider using bags with strings like these available on Amazon: Amazon Strong Bags with ties
  • Try and keep food in the fridge until the night before garbage collection
  • Ensure your bin’s lid seals properly so that flies cannot get inside your bin to lay their larvae
  • Even better, though obviously not always feasible, keep your bins in a garage or other cool place until the night before rubbish collection

And, as always, if you’ve already got a maggot problem in your rubbish bins, go read the main article of this site: “How to kill maggots“.

It will even help you if you have a really gross maggot infestation in your wheelie bins!