Maggot infestation is mostly present around the trashcans or underneath the carpet. The main cause for this problem is a fly that lays eggs. Thus, due to rotting food, your house will attract flies. This brings maggots too. Thus, you will need to get rid of a maggot infestation as soon as possible. It’s a difficult task but is worth the effort. Keep reading this article to reduce maggot infestation out of your home, easy and fast.
Remove all garbage from the can.
You’ll need good work gloves to remove the garbage from the can. Get rid of any leftover debris at the bottom of the can. Put it in a garbage bag. Get rid of all garbage on collection day or take it to a dumpster.
It is best to tackle the garbage can infestation after collection day so that your can is empty.
You may also want to clean out your garbage disposal if you suspect that you may have maggots living in there as well. Pour boiling hot water and vinegar down the sink after you clean out the garbage disposal tank.
Boil water. When you are ready to tackle the infestation, fill a large cooking pot with water and turn on the stove. You could also use an electric kettle. Once the water is boiling, pour it over the maggots in the trash can.
Clean the garbage bin or trash can.
Empty the trash can of all contents, including the dead maggots. Rinse out the can with a garden hose. Fill a bucket with hot, soapy water. Put on some work gloves and clean the inside of the can with a stiff brush and the soapy water.
You can also use a mixture of one part vinegar to two parts water to clean the can.
You can also try rubbing down the interior of the can with mint oil, which is supposed to repel maggots.
Crumble eucalyptus and bay leaves around the can. Flies and maggots dislike eucalyptus, bay, and mint. Try crumbling some of the leaves of these plants and then placing them either inside or around the trash can.
If you find a bunch of maggots in one part of your house, sprinkle boric acid over the carpet. Use a broom to wipe the boric acid into the carpet fibers. A natural insecticide, boric acid should kill the maggots.
Vacuum your carpet. Thoroughly vacuum every nook and cranny of your carpeting.
Purchase an insecticide solution for steam cleaning. Make sure that the insecticide you choose is safe for your carpets and non-toxic to humans and animals. Following the directions on the label, mix the insecticide solution with hot water. Then, add it to your steam cleaner reservoir.
You can even use pet shampoo that contains an insecticide.
You can use permethrin to remove indoor maggot infestations.
Steam clean your carpet. Run the steam cleaner over all of the carpeted areas of your house at least twice to draw out the maggots and exterminate them.