HELP! Maggots in my wheelie bin!

(16 Posts)
AlkylD Sun 15-Jun-14 11:31:27

I woke up this morning and took some rubbish out and I was greeted by thousands upon thousands of maggots <bork>

I spent an hour this morning killing them off with salt and boiling water but they keep coming up from the bottom of the bin (rubbish currently in). My bin doesn't get emptied until Wednesday and I do already get it cleaned by a professional.

What can I do?!?!?!

PetiteRaleuse Sun 15-Jun-14 11:34:03

Wait until it has been collected on Wednesday and clean it then. They're only baby flies.

WowserBowser Sun 15-Jun-14 11:34:58

This happened to us. Ugh! They disappeared when the rubbish was collected!

educationrocks1 Sun 15-Jun-14 11:35:09

Vile creatures!Spalsh bleach all over and inside the bin (make sure you're wearing something you don't mind getting bleach stains on!). That'll keep them off for a while, then top up until bin is emptied. I know it sounds gross, but it works, keeps the flies away too.

evertonmint Sun 15-Jun-14 11:36:09

Chuck boiling water in once a day then clean when emptied. It's grim (I had a few bad incidents last summer due to heat) and the smell is hideous, but nothing you can do until the bin is emptied - when I'd use lots of boiling water and bleach.

AlkylD Sun 15-Jun-14 11:37:52

I've put bleach and boiling water in but the nasty disgusting things are riddled all over the top again within half an hour. Vile vile vile!

PigeonPie Sun 15-Jun-14 11:39:08

I wouldn't panic to be honest. They're in the wheelie bin, not in the house. There is a lid, they will only writhe about until they turn into flies. The bin men are, frankly, used to it, because that is what happens when flies lay eggs in rubbish.

Don't waste time doing anything unless they're likely to escape!

AlkylD Sun 15-Jun-14 11:40:14

They are escaping PigeonPie - they can crawl out of the bin lid and they started crawling up the side of the house so I moved my bin away from the wall.

Damn things make me itch all over

TheTerribleBaroness Sun 15-Jun-14 11:41:57

We always have maggots in our green wheelie bin in the summer. Just keep the lid closed. It's what happens when you live somewhere warm. <shrugs>

PigeonPie Sun 15-Jun-14 11:44:41

I'd move it well away from the house and let the birds have a field day!

TheTerribleBaroness Sun 15-Jun-14 11:44:46

Have you got meat in there? That might be the smell. Our green bin is for compost and doesn't smell particularly. Meat or fish goes extremely putrid so I wrap it carefully.

TheTerribleBaroness Sun 15-Jun-14 11:45:45

Okay. I'd be less impressed by them climbing up my wall. Yuk.

AlkylD Sun 15-Jun-14 11:48:54

Err there is some leftover tuna pasta bake but I'm not fishing that out of a bin bag! No meat that I know of either!

I guess it's only three days... I'll just keep boiling them.

educationrocks1 Sun 15-Jun-14 12:27:27

What i don't understand is how do flies get to lay eggs in rubbish bags that are tied? how is it that if you have leave food in an airtight container it decays, of course, but then develop maggots ?
A colleague once went to a cafe for a fry up, shook a bottle of ketchup over his chips and got a flood of tiny thread like maggots from the bottle <gross> how did flies get into the ketchup container to lay the eggs in the first place? confused

AlkylD Sun 15-Jun-14 12:28:49

I have no idea educationrocks1 but I think they are vile and disgusting vermin. People say just to leave them to help the natural decay of the food in the bin - No way!

educationrocks1 Sun 15-Jun-14 12:35:23

By the way, I usually use 'neat' bleach, no water, it gets rid within minutes and the party calms down for a couple of days wink

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