Experts in pest control have discovered a simple way to get rid of maggots in bins that is also completely free.
You’ve probably noticed a lot more flies, and with them, maggots, as the weather gets warmer.
According to The Express, it’s a never-ending cycle in which flies lay eggs, which hatch into maggots, which then turn into flies and lay more eggs.
These pests reproduce quickly, especially in warm, humid environments with food – and where better to call home than your bins?
Although maggots aren’t harmful in and of themselves, once they’ve taken over your trash can, they can be a nuisance.
It’s best to eliminate any food source that these unsightly pests feed on at this time of year, when they’re most prevalent.
“Check stored food items that may be their source of nourishment,” HomeCareHow’s founder Edward Jones advised.
“Avoid areas that are filthy or rotting.” Maggots are almost certainly present in the various rooms of your home if your foundation is rotting.”
If you already have maggots, don’t worry; there’s a simple way to get rid of them in a matter of seconds.
Boiling water is the “most impactful” way to get rid of these pests quickly and with little effort, according to experts.
“Maggots are actually highly vulnerable to many things,” said Nicholas Martin of Pest Control Hacks, sharing his knowledge.
“Because they’re mostly protein, they’re particularly susceptible to boiling water.”
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Boiling water causes protein coagulation, which instantly kills them, according to the whizz.
“Remember that maggots can live in both cool and warm water, so the water must be boiling to kill them,” Nicholas added.
You can also follow up by sprinkling baking soda over the bin to eliminate any lingering odors.
“After the scalding, a sprinkling of baking soda over the area is recommended to eliminate any bad odors that may linger,” said Ray Brosnan, a pest expert.
Spraying the pests with warm water mixed with concentrated lime juice and salt, according to the expert, is an equally inexpensive and natural solution.
Although boiling water is often sufficient to completely eradicate maggots, homeowners can also use a bleach mixture to solve the problem.
”You can kill maggots quickly by mixing 50/50 bleach and water and pouring it on them,” Nicholas said.
“If the maggots are in your trash can, you can also close it after pouring bleach inside to kill any maggots that aren’t covered by the liquid and exposed to toxic bleach fumes.”
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