Why Do I Get Maggots in My Garbage Can?

Have you ever opened your garbage can to see something that looks like it’s straight out of a horror film? If so, you most likely have maggots. But how did they get in there, and why? Mr. Clean Can is the expert, so he has some helpful information for you, as well as tips so you can avoid maggots in the future!

What Are Maggots?

Maggots are the larva of flies. In other words, when a fly lays its eggs, and they begin to hatch, they begin their life cycle as maggots. They then become pupa, and then finally flies. You may be wondering how you have so many maggots without seeing many flies in your trash can. However, one single fly can lay hundreds of eggs at a time! So, realistically, all it takes is one fly to fill your can with maggots.

Why Are They in Your Garbage Can?

As we mentioned above, maggots are the larva of flies. But why do flies choose your trash can to lay their eggs in? Unfortunately for you, your garbage can is the perfect place for maggots. This is because fly larva needs a space that’s warm, enclosed for protection, and offers food. If you have pieces of food that end up in the bottom of your garbage can, as soon as it begins to rot in the heat, flies will quickly jump on it to lay their eggs.

How Do You Get Rid of Maggots & Keep Them Away?

If you already have maggots, your first task is getting rid of them. There are several ways to get these pesky insects out of your can. The simplest, and most cost effective way, to kill maggots is to pour boiling water over them. Just be sure that all other trash and debris are cleaned out first! A vinegar solution, or bug spray could also do the trick.

Once you’ve killed the maggots, it’s important to know how to keep them from ever returning. The best way to avoid maggots, is to keep your garbage can clean. You will first want to be sure that no food is in the bottom of your bin. After this, we recommend a good cleaning. While this is something you can do yourself, the best way to ensure the can is clean enough to avoid maggots, is to hire someone to professionally clean your can for you.

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