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misspollysdolly Fri 12-Sep-08 23:45:15

Sorry if this is really gross but I'm in massive flap having just discovered our wheelie bin is literally teeming with hundreds, nay, thousands of maggots!

It literally looks like it has had rice thrown all over it, and that's just the outside - they are coming from within it so I dread to think what's inside. Don't know what to do - anyone got any ideas?! Doused the bin (externally) and floor outside and wall of house in bleachy spray and flushed it all off with boiling water...Half an hour later -just as bad as before - Arse!

Suddenyl feel a bit panicky like I need to protect my little family from impending doom - does that just sound totally batty?! Do they pose any health risk to us in the next 48 hours (FORTY EIGHT WHOLE HOURS!!! AAARRRGGGHHH!) before the bin gets emptied?! Bloody farkin two weekly collections!!

Also I feel a bit like this suggests we are sort of a bit grubby, a bit dirty or that we've been irresposible somehow, yet DH and I can't figure out where they've come from or what we've binned that attracted them all. Someone reassure me that it's not because we are totally scuzzy...!

Oh dear, I think I really need a cuddle....

SuperPsychoTrollSlayer Fri 12-Sep-08 23:45:46

<<slays the baby flies>>

<<then hides thread>>

MaureenMLove Fri 12-Sep-08 23:47:31

Get some Raid or any other fly spray - that'll kill the buggers. Strangley, they are clean little things, but it doesn't make you feel any cleaner does it! grin

avenanap Fri 12-Sep-08 23:48:20

If you leave the top off and move it away from your house the birds might eat them. Give it a clean when it's emptied. They are not dangerous, just gross! I've had them, it's not because you are dirty, it's because the bins are not emptied enough.

MaureenMLove Fri 12-Sep-08 23:48:57

Oh, and then make sure there's newspaper covering the composting mush. If your bin men are anything like mine, they won't take the bin if there's any signs of magots!

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