(Closed) Eeeeewwwww! Maggots!!! How do you get rid of them?!?!?!?

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
1829 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

oh holy hell.

i have no advice. but please update.

im so sorry!

Post # 4
14498 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

The dog will be fine, their stomachs are made to handle that.  Mine ate some that came out of a fly that they killed once and I spent hours on the net checking on that, it creeped me out too.  You may have a piece of food somewhere that got lost or a dead critter somewhere that you don’t know about.  I would just go home and start taking things apart and I am sure you will find them.  They are easy to get rid of, get rid of the source and you get rid of them.  Some good bleach or ammonia cleaning in the affected areas will help too.

Sorry, that sucks.

Post # 5
4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

eeew, eeew, eeew! They’re probably actually good for the dog… more protein! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Let us know if/when you find something, and good luck! ๐Ÿ™

Post # 6
11172 posts
Sugar Beekeeper


Don’t worry about the dog, she’ll be fine. I would call a pest control service perhaps to see if they can check under your house and see if there is a source of the maggots. I can’t imagine something being in your home that you can’t see or smell that would cause maggots.

Side note, my Darling Husband bought a bag of baby carrots and was eating them when he noticed something moving on one. Turns out the bag was full of maggots and he didn’t realize it until half way through. He complained and General Mills sent us a check for $8.00….so not enough to make up for his disgust.


Post # 7
11273 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

there must be some sort of animal or meat rotting somewhere.  you need to find the source of where they are coming from.  something may have died under your house or perhaps a mouse or rat died in a cupboard in the kitchen.

Post # 8
7771 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh no.  I am pretty laid back, but I just hate maggots!  Try to find where they are coming from and … you are going to have to…. squish each and every one of them (with a paper towel).  I get them sometimes in the lid of my stainless steel garbage can in the summer and they are super hard to kill.  You can’t just spray them with something.  They don’t just die.  And where there are some, there are many more!  I squish each one and take the whole can outside for a week just in case!

Post # 9
2874 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Are you sure they’re definitely maggots?

I found a bunch of wiggly things and thought they were and turned out they were caterpillars. cue subsequent moth infestation

bleach /strong cleaning fluids over as much surface as possible!!

edit – if theyre high up or on the ceiling they might be caterpillars. My dry dog food was the source of my caterpillars. If theyre short and fat and white though, they are probably maggots. i feel for you!

Post # 10
5967 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Oh dear, maggots are matured fly larvae, they will turn into flies and infest the house to start the cycle all over again.  I hate to say this, but it’s likely something has died in your home.  It could be a mouse or a rat in the walls, in a water chase or even in a heating register.  If your finding them in the kitchen I would check behind the fridge, under and in the cabinets and the trash…your dog could have brought something in, so look carefully and good luck.

Post # 12
2523 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I was going to say it sounds like termites if you found them in the wood, but you beat me to it!

Keep us updated!

Scary stuff!

Post # 13
4327 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

GROSS! Good luck getting rid of those bastards! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Post # 14
845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Sounds like a job for the SO!

Post # 15
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Start by checking your trash, fridge and cupboards.  If they are maggots they are found where ever there is decaying food or dead animal.  We had an issue at one point with a trash can with a swinging lid.  The flies got in and laid eggs in the trash, and voila- maggots all over the kitchen.  We didn’t smell anything rotting or nasty, so it doesn’t have to be that far gone to host these critters.  Try to figure out where they are coming from, and remove it.  Then clean with bleach and lots of hot water, and they should be gone.  If they aren’t maggot but are some other kind of larvae, you’ll need an exterminator to get rid of them. 

Post # 16
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Maggots are just fly larvae. They don’t actually hurt you, they just eat dead stuff. You either have some food rotting somewhere, or an animal has died in your house that you haven’t noticed yet. Check around and clean!

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