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Hundreds of maggots in and on my wheely bin!

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Knickers0nMaHead Fri 17-Jul-09 12:32:32

whats the best way to get shut of them and keep it that way?

misscreosote Fri 17-Jul-09 13:05:11

I don't know. I think a nuclear bomb is th eonly thing. We had them last year, and dissolved them in bleach and boiling water, but they kept coming back, and now they are back again sad. Makes me want to heave. Any other suggestions very very welcome....

jazzandh Fri 17-Jul-09 17:38:59

have found keep sprinkling the bin with soda crystals to be fairly effective. Rather like salt on slugs - must shrink them!!

Also must say that after watching The One Show episode on maggots managed to find them slightly less repellant! Tried to think of them as being my own bit of biodegrading...isn't the bad bit of landfill that it is anaerobic...so the more decompsoed stuff is before it gets there...the better?

Actually no idea - but it made me feel better about the blasted things! ....still attempting eradication though!

cocolepew Fri 17-Jul-09 17:42:37

Ohhh I posted this a few weeks ago, they're in my brown compost bin. General consenus was to boil the little bastards things.

MaybeAfterBreakfast Fri 17-Jul-09 17:54:36

I started a thread about this a few weeks ago here under my old name that has lots of great ideas.

We have been maggot free since then, thank goodness, even in the mini-heatwave. What I've done differently is go OTT on bagging up everything that goes into the bin (chicken carcasses in 2 bags inside bin bag, each bin bag double or triple bagged). Not very eco friendly, but needs must). I've also moved our bin to a shady spot in the garden (very impractical for us - have to move cars and empty out my garage to get it in and out on bin day - but better than cleaning out maggots).

MaybeAfterBreakfast Fri 17-Jul-09 17:58:33

Also got some of this Jeyes stuff which I sprinkle in every few days, and at the base after it has been emptied. Widely available at garden centres and hardware stores. Smells horrible though.

Chrysanthemums Fri 17-Jul-09 18:01:19

It's not too hard Knickers.

First, boil a big kettle full of water, then pour it liberally all over maggots.

Get another kettle full, keep doing it till they are all dead. They die quite quick and no chemicals needed.

THEN start using strong binbags, which you tie tightly before putting in the bin, and keep the lid down at all times.

That should dramatically reduce maggot incidences.

You could also wash out any tins etc before binning them, but that's going a bit far.

Don't bother with chemicals - all maggots are are fly eggs and if the flies can't get into the rubbish there won't be any.

PaulaAtMummyKnowsBest Sun 19-Jul-09 13:36:23

we had them this week all around the top of the wheely bin. They couldn't get into the bin because the lid was down so they were all squirming around the rim on the top.

So disgusting!

All tins etc are in the recycling and not in the bin.

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