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Thread: How do you kill maggots in the trash?

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    How do you kill maggots in the trash?

    Last week was really bad with flies, so it's no surprise that when I took the trash out this morning, the can was infested with maggots. I tried to spray them with the same thing I use on the ants, but to no avail. HELP!

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    Gasoline [carefully], Diesel fuel, lacquer thinner, mineral spirits.

    After they complete a back stroke in some of it, they'll be ready for burial.

    Just put a pint or so of it in there and put the lid back on.


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    Throw out the trash.

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    Got to go with Frank, Save the Solvents, take it to the dump more offen. Then again winters com'n, that should take care of the problem also.

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    Household bleach.

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    Maybe I'll think about that tomorrow

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    Maggots

    Dont be wasteful. Winter is coming and every ice fisherman needs them. I dont think I ever met an oldtimer that didnt have half a dozen in his mouth to keep them warm for better action on the hook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim King
    Dont be wasteful. Winter is coming and every ice fisherman needs them. I dont think I ever met an oldtimer that didnt have half a dozen in his mouth to keep them warm for better action on the hook.
    He's in Southern California, not much Ice fishing there..

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    We may have some of that around here soon. One of the big garbage companies just went on strike. Even when you have a pickup once a week it can be too long in warm weather, if just one pregnant fly gets in the can.

    I'd suggest a less expensive thing to try, pour a box of salt all over them.



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    Yah BLEACH.
    Then put a lid on it. The bleach will vaporizer into chlorine gas and kill everything.

    Of course if the trash can is metal it'll do a number on that too.

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    Can always just pour a bottle of rubbing alcohol in there and shut the lid, seal it with tape. The vapors will kill them. When done just open it open and let it evaporate.

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    Put a shot of Raid in the can each time you open it. That seems to take care of it for us.
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer
    He's in Southern California, not much Ice fishing there..
    LOL.!!!! So true...
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    Question

    Quote Originally Posted by John Hulett
    Last week was really bad with flies, so it's no surprise that when I took the trash out this morning, the can was infested with maggots. I tried to spray them with the same thing I use on the ants, but to no avail. HELP!
    John
    here is a site that will give you your answer? http://www.bugspray.com/article/maggots.html


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    They seem to be gone....

    I had sprayed the can - where I could reach, as it already had a bunch of trash in it - with some insecticide I use for ants and so forth. They didn't die immediately like the ants do, and even when I went back out about 20 minutes later, they were still there. I had done a bunch of searching and one thing that kept popping up was "boiling water." Made sense.

    So I've got this big pot I used to use for brewing beer (I'm a real do-it-yourself-er ) and brought that to a boil with about 10 quarts of water. I went out there and flipped the lid and most of them were gone. They had been all over the sides and on the under side of the lid, but now the only evidence were some in the crease of the lid and a couple more on an inside ledge of the can. Of the ones I saw, most were still, while a few others seemed to be dying a horrible death - twitching and such. I figured they're either really good actors, or the insecticide finally got the better of them. I proceeded to dump the boiling water in the can for good measure.

    Today is trasn day, and I plan to worsh the thang out reel good before putting it back into service.

    Thanks for everyone's replies.

    - John

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    Foolproof Natural Organic Maggot elimination technique:
    1) Place Maggot between thumb and index finger.
    2) Rapidly bring thumb and index finger together.
    3) Wipe hands on pants.
    4) Repeat steps 1-3 until maggots are eliminated.

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