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Maggots in my bin!

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Here you've got a couple of pictures of my bin, with maggots crawling out of it !!!
Nice, considering that I'm pregnant and already with a small child at home.
What a disgusting thing to find at your house. I've never seen maggots before in my life, I wonder why.
What happened was that the first time they came to collect our rubbish after two weeks instead of one, the bin men came so early that at 7:15am that we were leaving our rubbish out, like we always did, they had already been!
I rang the council help line again and again for a week, they never answered, so we took most of the rubbish to the tip.
And after a few warm days, we found maggots crawling out of the bin !!
If they are not a health issue, why do the councils recommend to pour over them boiling water to kill them?Just let them live, and what would happen then,...?

Welcome to civilized England, next, lets start peeing out of the windows again!
Amaya, from Carlisle
25th May 2007, 00:01  

Rich says:

You could always compost it and use it on the garden instead of throwing it away. Or leave the bins out the night before.

25th May 2007, 00:27

Heather(one-at-one-dot-com) says:

Perhaps this is an indication that you are buying (and thus throwig away) too much food.

25th May 2007, 09:00

John says:

Maggotts are a reflection of what you throw away.
Buy less food, throw less away...and you could try sealing the bags properly!!!
As you are bringing a child into the world maybe you should take a bit more responsibility for your own actions.

25th May 2007, 10:37

ukmari says:

that's yack

25th May 2007, 19:07

amaya says:

There were maggots in my bin because I use fresh meat and fish almost daily, and you can't compost that !

25th May 2007, 19:29

Rich says:

...but you can chuck loads of it away, presumably. How wasteful. As you said, it's a health issue, but one entirely of your own causing, and not something you can blame on council incompetance.

25th May 2007, 20:35

Paul says:

I do understand that it is quite a shock when you realise there are maggots in you bin. However maggots only exist there due to the waste not being properly sealed in bags. If you bag your waste properly and double bag any food waste you will not get maggotts, irrrespective of whether the waste has been in your bin for 1 or 2 weeks.

25th May 2007, 23:14

Tobes says:

Who is this dork Rich? Maggots will happily feed and live off of even the smallest amounts o leftover organic waste - be it fish skin and bones or potato skins - as long as its moist! Presumably Rich (who comes over a bit holier than thou 'rich') buts his food pre-processed - and if he does dispose of it, double wraps it in plastic bags, as pre government advice (and completely misses the irony.

27th May 2007, 00:55

Dean says:

when you start peeing out of the window can i come to see it for research purposes only,i live just around the corner in aberdeen

28th May 2007, 00:14

Angie(flat_hamster-at-hotmail-dot-com) says:

Its ridiculous to suggest maggots are in the bin because there is too much waste. Rich has been brainwashed like so many others into believing this is for the benefit of the environment, instead of a scheme to generate revenue with the health and safety of people bottom of the list of priorities. At least organic waste biodegrades in landfill, unlike plastic bags wrapped around everything twice. Durr.

29th May 2007, 10:07

Mike says:

We were on the test scheme before anyone else was made to recycle, we told the council time and time again about the maggots in the warmer weather, only a complete idiot would say its because of what you put in your bin because that is the purpose of the bin in the first place.
The reason why maggots turn up in your bin is simple, they are left for two weeks rather than one, they have time to hatch nothing more than that and it will carry on for as long as the councils let it, the silly thing is if you were a shop with maggots all over your loading bay they would shut you down, it a joke.

8th Jun 2007, 13:05

Vinay(vinay_i-at-yahoo-dot-com) says:

i recycle what ever i can & segregate what ever is collected by the council. Reduce my waster by shopping for items with least packing etc. But other put their rubbish into my bin.

31st Jul 2007, 15:31

sarah riddiough(sarahdavison24-at-yahoo-dot-co-dot-uk) says:

I too have just discovered my bin is maggott infested, i bag all waste food, i keep nappies double bagged in a completely seperate bin and my husband cleans our bins off regularily, if the council would just empty the bins weekly then this would not be happening!!!

1st Aug 2007, 17:16

Ieanette Clark(clark-at-clark7424-dot-fsnet-dot-co-dot-uk) says:

We put all garden and food waste in our green wheelie bins, plus recycle all paper, tins, plastic. As soon as it gets hot we seem to get maggotts+million of flies-totally gross! We do as much as we can and obey the rules set by our local council and when you phone to get help you just get told to use boiling water! They are immune to this Ive tried! We feel that in the summer we should have weekly collections to combat this growing problem. Any tips on killing the ******s????

6th Aug 2007, 18:25

mat says:

Leave the bin lid closed? If the flies can't get in, they can't lay eggs on anything - no maggots. A bit of bleach or disinfectant spray after collection should clean up any leftover eggs.

Not sure how y'all managing to get maggots. I've *never* seen any in our bins, which are collected fortnightly, and have single-bagged and unbagged food waste (that which doesn't go in the compost) in them, and we live in one of the hottest and driest parts of the country.

Easiest thing to do is just stop worrying about it. Maggots are ugly, but they're safe enough - they won't bite, they won't invade your house, and they're fairly clean. It's not like you have rats or cockroaches or anything really bad.

6th Aug 2007, 18:37

Lisa says:

we too have lots of maggots, just this morning i went out to find the bin lid covered and more crawling up the sides !! i wrap my rubbish up well and recyle ..
i came on here looking for help and all i have seen is people have a go at other people !
oh well thanks anyway.. really helpful

3rd Jul 2009, 14:16

louise(miss-dot-spencer-at-hotmail-dot-co-dot-uk) says:

We have our bin emptied every weeks, my bin is only a quarter of the way full as i recycle as much as i can and its rear there is much food left over as a meal?
I agree with lisa, we throw little food away yet my bin and the floor around it are snided in maggots...and they are making a bee line for my back door......

6th Jul 2009, 23:53

louise says:

Sorry missed out the 2, every 2 weeks

6th Jul 2009, 23:54

Ami says:

We also have just discovered maggots in our bin. I opened a fresh pack of chicken fillets last week which were in date, but had gone off and stank. I made a fast exit with them to the dustbin, forgetting to properly wrap them, and forgetting that the binmen wouldn't be coming for 13 days. We've now found thousands in our bin, over our lid and all on the floor. We've bleached the bin, poured water all over them and within 2 hours, it was crawling again. I agree with Lisa, I came on here to get advise and see that everyone seems to be critiscising eachother??! If anyone actually knows how to get rid of them, please let me know...

18th Aug 2009, 20:52

Chris says:

My bin was crawling with maggots, yuk, how disgusting, it made my skin crawl! I don't know what the situation is with the bin men, whether they will take it or not but it's not nice for them when the maggots are crawling all over the top aswell. So, bravey, I emptied all the contents, rebagged it all, double bagged it all. Then bleached and Jeyes fluid and hosed the bin. Put the bags back in, The very next day the maggots had chewed their way out of the bags and were creeping out the bin again!!! Help. I don't need to know how to prevent them or condescending advice on recycling I want to get rid of the maggots i've got!

24th Aug 2009, 07:33

Chris says:

My bin was crawling with maggots, yuk, how disgusting, it made my skin crawl! I don't know what the situation is with the bin men, whether they will take it or not but it's not nice for them when the maggots are crawling all over the top aswell. So, bravey, I emptied all the contents, rebagged it all, double bagged it all. Then bleached and Jeyes fluid and hosed the bin. Put the bags back in, The very next day the maggots had chewed their way out of the bags and were creeping out the bin again!!! Help. I don't need to know how to prevent them or condescending advice on recycling I want to get rid of the maggots i've got!

24th Aug 2009, 07:33

Poppy says:

we have a brown wheelie bin for garden, food waste and cardboard. It is collected every two weeks. We are not allowed to use the compostable bags for food waste we can wrap food waste in newspaper but as we have stopped our regular paper we can't do this.
Last week a couple of days after the bin was emptied we found it was crawling with maggots it is very unpleaseant to use the bin now. I intend to clean the bin thouroughly after it is emptied although this will be difficult as both my husband and I have reduced mobility and usually after emptying there is still a layer of wet cardboard and goodness knows what else stuck to the bottom of the bin. Very difficult to remove even with a hase and then what...it's spread out all over the drive or lawn or blocking the gutter !
Composting is an excellent idea but I can't see an easy way round the maggot problem.

4th Sep 2009, 11:10

claire(clairemurray24-at-yahoo-dot-co-dot-uk) says:

help please. 4am this morning my driveway and bin were swarming with magotts. i know how it has been caused by reading comments on here. i just want sum help to get rid of them we were cleaning for 2 hours this morning, we have use bleach jeyes fluid vinegar. and tyey r still alive. any ideas.

9th Sep 2009, 05:50

Joy says:

Why don't you use Binifresh? www.binifresh.com , it automatically sprays your bin every 4 hours.

17th Sep 2009, 21:07

linda says:

My bin always smells terrible. Its so unhygienic. I use Binifresh and am very happy with the results.

30th Sep 2009, 15:08

Janice says:

I use Binifresh too. It works well.

7th Oct 2009, 04:05

marlie says:

ok u lot who said abt she is wastin to much food ect, well i dnt think it is tht because i have problems with maggots in my back yard an i hardly throw away food an they r comin to my bck door

21st Oct 2009, 02:01

Steve says:

I too think that the councils are in the wrong for changing it from weekly to fortnightly its stupid i went to take my bins out and found hundreds of maggots crawling all over my yard and and the bin lid i bag my rubbish as instructed and i still got them

7th Jun 2010, 17:30

Debbie says:

If there is anyone out there thats into manufacturing a spray to kill the little blighters please let me know. I live in the South east & they are rife. double wrap them!! nice one not exactly going with the recycling cause. I do not intend going back to the days when you boil chicken bones to make soup. The bin should be good enough & collected weekly form May-Sep. This is a longstanding issue . bet we dont have a referendum!

1st Jul 2010, 15:24

debbie says:

Sorry Joy hadnt read your suggestion.

Im off to asda now to buy bin fresh, the other users who tried it sounds satisfied, just wondering if they are kosher or sales pitch though on the ad. Worth a go though.

Thanks

1st Jul 2010, 15:29

sharon says:

my bin is due to get cleaned tomorrow i made the misake of having chicken on the sunday after it got empty last time and i wrapped the carcass up and put in in a bin bag it went in the bottom of bin then i started getting a bad smell but today went maggots all coming out of sides over lid opened it up and theres hundreds i flush them with hot water and tons of bleach it gets empty tomorrow . so now if i have chicken will make sure have it on the sunday just before it gets empty

12th Jul 2010, 13:38

sharon says:

my bin is due to get cleaned tomorrow i made the misake of having chicken on the sunday after it got empty last time and i wrapped the carcass up and put in in a bin bag it went in the bottom of bin then i started getting a bad smell but today went maggots all coming out of sides over lid opened it up and theres hundreds i flush them with hot water and tons of bleach it gets empty tomorrow . so now if i have chicken will make sure have it on the sunday just before it gets empty

12th Jul 2010, 13:38

sharon says:

its some thing you rid off only can try and prevent. no matter how careful you are its the heat.

12th Jul 2010, 13:44

Amy says:

I've NEVER had maggots in my bin before and I put a bag of rubbish in there today and was shocked at all the maggots falling from the lid- I froze in horror! (big scaredy cat)
My mum advised me to flush them away with hot water and then hose out my bin. I don't have a garden tap or hose, I live in an upstairs flat and my bucket doesn't fit in the sink! I've phoned my partner who says he'll bring home some fly spray and maybe we can illimate them that way. Otherwise I'll resort to the good old fashioned flame thrower- lighter and deodorant and burn their arses!
I eat a lot of fish - and I guess with the skins being thrown away - not only do they absolutely HUM DING, but they must attract the flies too. I do think with the 2 week collections - it's because our bin was quite full and waiting to be collected with an inch gap at the top, so not quite closed, tha I noticed a few blue bottles flying round it, but I didn't twig about maggots. Now I'm horrified that I've got to some how sort this problem out after my 12 hours shift today. Great!

22nd Jul 2010, 09:59

Amy says:

I've NEVER had maggots in my bin before and I put a bag of rubbish in there today and was shocked at all the maggots falling from the lid- I froze in horror! (big scaredy cat)
My mum advised me to flush them away with hot water and then hose out my bin. I don't have a garden tap or hose, I live in an upstairs flat and my bucket doesn't fit in the sink! I've phoned my partner who says he'll bring home some fly spray and maybe we can illimate them that way. Otherwise I'll resort to the good old fashioned flame thrower- lighter and deodorant and burn their arses!
I eat a lot of fish - and I guess with the skins being thrown away - not only do they absolutely HUM DING, but they must attract the flies too. I do think with the 2 week collections - it's because our bin was quite full and waiting to be collected with an inch gap at the top, so not quite closed, tha I noticed a few blue bottles flying round it, but I didn't twig about maggots. Now I'm horrified that I've got to some how sort this problem out after my 12 hours shift today. Great!

22nd Jul 2010, 09:59

Amy says:

I've NEVER had maggots in my bin before and I put a bag of rubbish in there today and was shocked at all the maggots falling from the lid- I froze in horror! (big scaredy cat)
My mum advised me to flush them away with hot water and then hose out my bin. I don't have a garden tap or hose, I live in an upstairs flat and my bucket doesn't fit in the sink! I've phoned my partner who says he'll bring home some fly spray and maybe we can illimate them that way. Otherwise I'll resort to the good old fashioned flame thrower- lighter and deodorant and burn their arses!
I eat a lot of fish - and I guess with the skins being thrown away - not only do they absolutely HUM DING, but they must attract the flies too. I do think with the 2 week collections - it's because our bin was quite full and waiting to be collected with an inch gap at the top, so not quite closed, tha I noticed a few blue bottles flying round it, but I didn't twig about maggots. Now I'm horrified that I've got to some how sort this problem out after my 12 hours shift today. Great!

22nd Jul 2010, 09:59

Sterling says:

You can help prevent maggots from getting in by spraying white vinegar around the edge of the bin, you can also sprinkle rock salt or lime in the bin to prevent maggot generation.

22nd Jul 2010, 20:10

Sterling says:

You can help prevent maggots from getting in by spraying white vinegar around the edge of the bin, you can also sprinkle rock salt or lime in the bin to prevent maggot generation.

22nd Jul 2010, 20:10

Amy says:

It may end up smelling like a chip shop Sterling- but I'm going to try the white vinegar and rock salt. Anything to keep them away!

26th Jul 2010, 12:23

cee says:

found maggots in my bin today,so i left bin lid up and the birds were in there straight away and ate the lot!

26th Jul 2010, 15:51

LottyL says:

How bloody unhelpful everyone is lecturing on about how not to get maggots - the lady has maggots now - so what should she do to get rid of them, not much point telling her not to waste or bag up or close the bloody gate after the horse has bolted is it!!

11th Aug 2010, 13:46

Wayne says:

Alright posters,
I live in north west western Australia and maggots in the bin is par for the course and we get the bin emptied weekly.All the drongos saying double wrap food,keep it in the fridge til the night before blah blah blah are full of the flies favourite food!They are a part of the natural world and don't seem to be such a huge issue here as people are used to it,they are still gross though.I feel a bit sorry for that poor girl when all these English experts are telling her she should take more responsibility for her kids etc.Wake up and lighten up.

16th Aug 2010, 23:59

swamprose says:

Australian men are a special bunch. I like them.

17th Aug 2010, 06:51

m nicholson says:

at 71 years of age we have maggotts in our bin for the first time, i think i know what caused them as we lost some of our pond fishand although my husband wrapped the dead fish in loads of tight wrapping, we got the dreaded maggots. like everyone else we are asking for help to get rid of them not to be critisised about having them so anyidead please help

17th Aug 2010, 09:35

Rich says:

What a dick I was two years ago.
I think, on balance, even though it pains me to say so, the Australian is right. Maggots ain't no thang.

17th Aug 2010, 10:11

swamprose says:

some of us are still dicks, Rich.
trying to get behind the circle of life...

17th Aug 2010, 23:10

debbie says:

just want to know how to get rid of maggots i got thousands in the bin never had it before

21st Aug 2010, 22:03

bum says:

rich is a bastard!

22nd Aug 2010, 13:15

jenny(jennybspicegirl-at-live-dot- co-dot-uk) says:

just found maggots in bin yesterday there were hundreds got kettles of boiling water and scalded them oponed lid today thousands on the lid inside and crawling everwhere. boiling water and bleach,the only problem is that when you already have rubbish in then they are going to be some that our hiding in the bags of rubbish, i dread opening the bin again tommorow. fortnightly collections no good this is first time this has happened.i am now going to take my rubbish in black bags to the tip, i realise not everyone has time i am not putting meat or fish in there again i am going to burn it on old barbecue

23rd Aug 2010, 08:07

julie says:

just gone put bin out full of bloody maggots first time ever so there i am till 1am washing the bin lid hosing the path down and the little blighters still wriggling about and heading for the front door , its times like this i wish i had a man for these yukky jobs as now ive got to shower i feel riffy and its 1-30am but i know they will be there again in the morning so when the bin men have been its a big wheelie bin clean AGAIN.......

26th Aug 2010, 01:31

James says:

I know this is of no use to anyone but I've just had the same issue...

Got home late last night and as I pulled in to the drive way I saw a load of white dots in the car head lights...Gout out and walked past the bin only to see it crawling with maggots...

Put the car lights on again and walked around to find them EVERYWHERE...1000's of the little b@st@rds....

I spent a few hours last night trying to wash them with buckets of water in to a drain followed by boiling water in the bin ( which is full as they are being collected tomorrow as it happens ) to kill the numbers left in there...

This morning got up to find 1000's more...Repeat last nights routine before work and got the misses to boil the kettle a few times a day to keep them down...

Thought we had them all killed off and just had a look tonight and they are loads ( not as many granted but still ) all around the bin and making their way towards the house...AAARRRRGGGHHHH....

In a selfish way its good know that I'm not the only one with this problem...I've complained about the twice weekly collections but nothing will change as it "costs too much money"...

26th Aug 2010, 22:49

thedevilyou know says:

If you double bag everything you get in trouble with the plastic police !

I try to wrap stuff in newspaper, at least that is a nod towards "biodegradeable"

To the people who say compost it. I say Look at the huge increase in RATS.

Its a tricky subject but it sure is difficult to shoot maggots !

31st Aug 2010, 21:03

galleygal says:

was up till midnight as we had our back door open,as we was watching the telly hundreds of maggots was crawling into our kitchen they was up our patio window even when we closed the door they was still getting through, i have my bin cleaned every week plus i put jeyes bin disinfectant over it but no matter what we do they come in their thousands,

7th Sep 2010, 05:22

galleygal says:

was up till midnight as we had our back door open,as we was watching the telly hundreds of maggots was crawling into our kitchen they was up our patio window even when we closed the door they was still getting through, i have my bin cleaned every week plus i put jeyes bin disinfectant over it but no matter what we do they come in their thousands,

7th Sep 2010, 05:22

galleygal says:

was up till midnight as we had our back door open,as we was watching the telly hundreds of maggots was crawling into our kitchen they was up our patio window even when we closed the door they was still getting through, i have my bin cleaned every week plus i put jeyes bin disinfectant over it but no matter what we do they come in their thousands,

7th Sep 2010, 05:22

Mark says:

I've just been relaxing watching some tv after work and got up to make a cuppa and trod on a couple of maggots. I looked on the floor to see a small army of 40 crawling into my house. I waste little food and always take care to wrap to avoid the flies and maggots but still they come. I know that they are no real harm but it's not nice when they waltz into your kitchen. It can't exactly be hygienic

10th Sep 2010, 03:03

rox says:

OMG I have been invaded by the maggot army by the dozen. two days ago i only had a few of them on the top of my bin, but i washed then away with scoulding hot water but it has made them worse then didnt seem bed yesterday, but ohh my god i have so many out side my back door all around my drive, and at my front door were my bin is as thought it was bin day this morning but i was wrong as forgot last wk as i was away, i am not one to have phobiers but i do have a big problem with maggots im dreading seeing how many i have out there by the morning, OMG i hope that by useing the method that some1 MENTIONED on here useing salt will work tomorrow any other suggestions will be of great help.

14th Sep 2010, 22:24

Neighbour hater says:

My neighbours are lazy selfish cunts who cant be arsed to clean their bin. They have maggots. Everwhere.
They rent, we own. They dont care because they are chav wankers.

17th Sep 2010, 23:26

yo yo says:

look at flynetuk.co.uk flynet for your wheelie bin..

11th Jul 2011, 13:12

graeme says:

hi everyone have been reading all your comments and none of them helpful at all . so first of all if you get maggots dont panic i know they are not nice but relax all you can do to get rid off them is to remove them put some gloves on empty your bin into black bags take them to the tip asap then clean your bin with bleach and boiling water. dont worry they wont hurt you. i think we all sometimes forget we are all just trying to live in this amazing world together so there is no need to be nasty to one another just relax a little

2nd Aug 2011, 04:21

kitty says:

we lived next door to a dirty scumbag who never put her bins out we went on holiday for one week in august and came home to find that maggots from her bin had made their way under a tiny gap under the front door and we were cleaning up for weeks afterwards as they had free run of the house and had crawled under the skirting boards and carpets while we were away what a nightmare, they must be nipped in the bud is the answer, clean your bins out after every collection

5th Aug 2011, 12:42

kitty says:

we lived next door to a dirty scumbag who never put her bins out we went on holiday for one week in august and came home to find that maggots from her bin had made their way under a tiny gap under the front door and we were cleaning up for weeks afterwards as they had free run of the house and had crawled under the skirting boards and carpets while we were away what a nightmare, they must be nipped in the bud is the answer, clean your bins out after every collection

5th Aug 2011, 12:42

kitty says:

we lived next door to a dirty scumbag who never put her bins out, we went on holiday for one week in august and came home to find that maggots from her bin had made their way under a tiny gap under the front door and we were cleaning up for weeks afterwards as they had free run of the house and had crawled under the skirting boards and carpets while we were away what a nightmare, they must be nipped in the bud is the answer, clean your bins out after every collection

5th Aug 2011, 12:43

John says:

Support my e-petitions if you want weekly bin collections restored,

epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/9388

16th Aug 2011, 10:31

kaz says:

I went to put a rubbish bag in to my wheelie bin last week and as I lifted the lid there were a swarm of flies inside it, I noticed a day or two after loads of maggots in the bin and they seem to be multiplying each day and by the evening they are escaping from my bin and are all over the driveway my bins don't get emptied till Monday morning and it is so embarrassing to see so many of them just taking over the garden, is this also due to the fortnightly collection why this has happened as I have never had them before in my life, my child is scared that they are going to come in to the house at night,I have used disinfectant, bleach and boiling water but none seem to be helping the situation, I know I have got to clean out the bin soon as it is emptied but this is a nightmare that I can't handle it makes me sick to my stomach when I look out of the upstairs window and see them everywhere, please help me out with some idea's....

17th Sep 2011, 23:35

kas says:

I went to put a rubbish bag in to my wheelie bin last week and as I lifted the lid there were a swarm of flies inside it, I noticed a day or two after loads of maggots in the bin and they seem to be multiplying each day and by the evening they are escaping from my bin and are all over the driveway my bins don't get emptied till Monday morning and it is so embarrassing to see so many of them just taking over the garden, is this also due to the fortnightly collection why this has happened as I have never had them before in my life, my child is scared that they are going to come in to the house at night,I have used disinfectant, bleach and boiling water but none seem to be helping the situation, I know I have got to clean out the bin soon as it is emptied but this is a nightmare that I can't handle it makes me sick to my stomach when I look out of the upstairs window and see them everywhere, please help me out with some idea's....

17th Sep 2011, 23:35

kas says:

I went to put a rubbish bag in to my wheelie bin last week and as I lifted the lid there were a swarm of flies inside it, I noticed a day or two after loads of maggots in the bin and they seem to be multiplying each day and by the evening they are escaping from my bin and are all over the driveway my bins don't get emptied till Monday morning and it is so embarrassing to see so many of them just taking over the garden, is this also due to the fortnightly collection why this has happened as I have never had them before in my life, my child is scared that they are going to come in to the house at night,I have used disinfectant, bleach and boiling water but none seem to be helping the situation, I know I have got to clean out the bin soon as it is emptied but this is a nightmare that I can't handle it makes me sick to my stomach when I look out of the upstairs window and see them everywhere, please help me out with some idea's....

17th Sep 2011, 23:35

kas says:

I went to put a rubbish bag in to my wheelie bin last week and as I lifted the lid there were a swarm of flies inside it, I noticed a day or two after loads of maggots in the bin and they seem to be multiplying each day and by the evening they are escaping from my bin and are all over the driveway my bins don't get emptied till Monday morning and it is so embarrassing to see so many of them just taking over the garden, is this also due to the fortnightly collection why this has happened as I have never had them before in my life, my child is scared that they are going to come in to the house at night,I have used disinfectant, bleach and boiling water but none seem to be helping the situation, I know I have got to clean out the bin soon as it is emptied but this is a nightmare that I can't handle it makes me sick to my stomach when I look out of the upstairs window and see them everywhere, please help me out with some idea's....

17th Sep 2011, 23:35

kas says:

I went to put a rubbish bag in to my wheelie bin last week and as I lifted the lid there were a swarm of flies inside it, I noticed a day or two after loads of maggots in the bin and they seem to be multiplying each day and by the evening they are escaping from my bin and are all over the driveway my bins don't get emptied till Monday morning and it is so embarrassing to see so many of them just taking over the garden, is this also due to the fortnightly collection why this has happened as I have never had them before in my life, my child is scared that they are going to come in to the house at night,I have used disinfectant, bleach and boiling water but none seem to be helping the situation, I know I have got to clean out the bin soon as it is emptied but this is a nightmare that I can't handle it makes me sick to my stomach when I look out of the upstairs window and see them everywhere, please help me out with some idea's....

17th Sep 2011, 23:35

kas says:

I went to put a rubbish bag in to my wheelie bin last week and as I lifted the lid there were a swarm of flies inside it, I noticed a day or two after loads of maggots in the bin and they seem to be multiplying each day and by the evening they are escaping from my bin and are all over the driveway my bins don't get emptied till Monday morning and it is so embarrassing to see so many of them just taking over the garden, is this also due to the fortnightly collection why this has happened as I have never had them before in my life, my child is scared that they are going to come in to the house at night,I have used disinfectant, bleach and boiling water but none seem to be helping the situation, I know I have got to clean out the bin soon as it is emptied but this is a nightmare that I can't handle it makes me sick to my stomach when I look out of the upstairs window and see them everywhere, please help me out with some idea's....

17th Sep 2011, 23:35

kas says:

I went to put a rubbish bag in to my wheelie bin last week and as I lifted the lid there were a swarm of flies inside it, I noticed a day or two after loads of maggots in the bin and they seem to be multiplying each day and by the evening they are escaping from my bin and are all over the driveway my bins don't get emptied till Monday morning and it is so embarrassing to see so many of them just taking over the garden, is this also due to the fortnightly collection why this has happened as I have never had them before in my life, my child is scared that they are going to come in to the house at night,I have used disinfectant, bleach and boiling water but none seem to be helping the situation, I know I have got to clean out the bin soon as it is emptied but this is a nightmare that I can't handle it makes me sick to my stomach when I look out of the upstairs window and see them everywhere, please help me out with some idea's....

17th Sep 2011, 23:35

kas says:

I went to put a rubbish bag in to my wheelie bin last week and as I lifted the lid there were a swarm of flies inside it, I noticed a day or two after loads of maggots in the bin and they seem to be multiplying each day and by the evening they are escaping from my bin and are all over the driveway my bins don't get emptied till Monday morning and it is so embarrassing to see so many of them just taking over the garden, is this also due to the fortnightly collection why this has happened as I have never had them before in my life, my child is scared that they are going to come in to the house at night,I have used disinfectant, bleach and boiling water but none seem to be helping the situation, I know I have got to clean out the bin soon as it is emptied but this is a nightmare that I can't handle it makes me sick to my stomach when I look out of the upstairs window and see them everywhere, please help me out with some idea's....

17th Sep 2011, 23:35

kas says:

I went to put a rubbish bag in to my wheelie bin last week and as I lifted the lid there were a swarm of flies inside it, I noticed a day or two after loads of maggots in the bin and they seem to be multiplying each day and by the evening they are escaping from my bin and are all over the driveway my bins don't get emptied till Monday morning and it is so embarrassing to see so many of them just taking over the garden, is this also due to the fortnightly collection why this has happened as I have never had them before in my life, my child is scared that they are going to come in to the house at night,I have used disinfectant, bleach and boiling water but none seem to be helping the situation, I know I have got to clean out the bin soon as it is emptied but this is a nightmare that I can't handle it makes me sick to my stomach when I look out of the upstairs window and see them everywhere, please help me out with some idea's....

17th Sep 2011, 23:35

kaz says:

I went to put a rubbish bag in to my wheelie bin last week and as I lifted the lid there were a swarm of flies inside it, I noticed a day or two after loads of maggots in the bin and they seem to be multiplying each day and by the evening they are escaping from my bin and are all over the driveway my bins don't get emptied till Monday morning and it is so embarrassing to see so many of them just taking over the garden, is this also due to the fortnightly collection why this has happened as I have never had them before in my life, my child is scared that they are going to come in to the house at night,I have used disinfectant, bleach and boiling water but none seem to be helping the situation, I know I have got to clean out the bin soon as it is emptied but this is a nightmare that I can't handle it makes me sick to my stomach when I look out of the upstairs window and see them everywhere, please help me out with some idea's....

17th Sep 2011, 23:35

kas says:

I went to put a rubbish bag in to my wheelie bin last week and as I lifted the lid there were a swarm of flies inside it, I noticed a day or two after loads of maggots in the bin and they seem to be multiplying each day and by the evening they are escaping from my bin and are all over the driveway my bins don't get emptied till Monday morning and it is so embarrassing to see so many of them just taking over the garden, is this also due to the fortnightly collection why this has happened as I have never had them before in my life, my child is scared that they are going to come in to the house at night,I have used disinfectant, bleach and boiling water but none seem to be helping the situation, I know I have got to clean out the bin soon as it is emptied but this is a nightmare that I can't handle it makes me sick to my stomach when I look out of the upstairs window and see them everywhere, please help me out with some idea's....

17th Sep 2011, 23:35

kas says:

I went to put a rubbish bag in to my wheelie bin last week and as I lifted the lid there were a swarm of flies inside it, I noticed a day or two after loads of maggots in the bin and they seem to be multiplying each day and by the evening they are escaping from my bin and are all over the driveway my bins don't get emptied till Monday morning and it is so embarrassing to see so many of them just taking over the garden, is this also due to the fortnightly collection why this has happened as I have never had them before in my life, my child is scared that they are going to come in to the house at night,I have used disinfectant, bleach and boiling water but none seem to be helping the situation, I know I have got to clean out the bin soon as it is emptied but this is a nightmare that I can't handle it makes me sick to my stomach when I look out of the upstairs window and see them everywhere, please help me out with some idea's....

17th Sep 2011, 23:35

kas says:

I went to put a rubbish bag in to my wheelie bin last week and as I lifted the lid there were a swarm of flies inside it, I noticed a day or two after loads of maggots in the bin and they seem to be multiplying each day and by the evening they are escaping from my bin and are all over the driveway my bins don't get emptied till Monday morning and it is so embarrassing to see so many of them just taking over the garden, is this also due to the fortnightly collection why this has happened as I have never had them before in my life, my child is scared that they are going to come in to the house at night,I have used disinfectant, bleach and boiling water but none seem to be helping the situation, I know I have got to clean out the bin soon as it is emptied but this is a nightmare that I can't handle it makes me sick to my stomach when I look out of the upstairs window and see them everywhere, please help me out with some idea's....

17th Sep 2011, 23:35

kas says:

I went to put a rubbish bag in to my wheelie bin last week and as I lifted the lid there were a swarm of flies inside it, I noticed a day or two after loads of maggots in the bin and they seem to be multiplying each day and by the evening they are escaping from my bin and are all over the driveway my bins don't get emptied till Monday morning and it is so embarrassing to see so many of them just taking over the garden, is this also due to the fortnightly collection why this has happened as I have never had them before in my life, my child is scared that they are going to come in to the house at night,I have used disinfectant, bleach and boiling water but none seem to be helping the situation, I know I have got to clean out the bin soon as it is emptied but this is a nightmare that I can't handle it makes me sick to my stomach when I look out of the upstairs window and see them everywhere, please help me out with some idea's....

17th Sep 2011, 23:35

kas says:

I went to put a rubbish bag in to my wheelie bin last week and as I lifted the lid there were a swarm of flies inside it, I noticed a day or two after loads of maggots in the bin and they seem to be multiplying each day and by the evening they are escaping from my bin and are all over the driveway my bins don't get emptied till Monday morning and it is so embarrassing to see so many of them just taking over the garden, is this also due to the fortnightly collection why this has happened as I have never had them before in my life, my child is scared that they are going to come in to the house at night,I have used disinfectant, bleach and boiling water but none seem to be helping the situation, I know I have got to clean out the bin soon as it is emptied but this is a nightmare that I can't handle it makes me sick to my stomach when I look out of the upstairs window and see them everywhere, please help me out with some idea's....

17th Sep 2011, 23:35

kas says:

I went to put a rubbish bag in to my wheelie bin last week and as I lifted the lid there were a swarm of flies inside it, I noticed a day or two after loads of maggots in the bin and they seem to be multiplying each day and by the evening they are escaping from my bin and are all over the driveway my bins don't get emptied till Monday morning and it is so embarrassing to see so many of them just taking over the garden, is this also due to the fortnightly collection why this has happened as I have never had them before in my life, my child is scared that they are going to come in to the house at night,I have used disinfectant, bleach and boiling water but none seem to be helping the situation, I know I have got to clean out the bin soon as it is emptied but this is a nightmare that I can't handle it makes me sick to my stomach when I look out of the upstairs window and see them everywhere, please help me out with some idea's....

17th Sep 2011, 23:35

kas says:

I went to put a rubbish bag in to my wheelie bin last week and as I lifted the lid there were a swarm of flies inside it, I noticed a day or two after loads of maggots in the bin and they seem to be multiplying each day and by the evening they are escaping from my bin and are all over the driveway my bins don't get emptied till Monday morning and it is so embarrassing to see so many of them just taking over the garden, is this also due to the fortnightly collection why this has happened as I have never had them before in my life, my child is scared that they are going to come in to the house at night,I have used disinfectant, bleach and boiling water but none seem to be helping the situation, I know I have got to clean out the bin soon as it is emptied but this is a nightmare that I can't handle it makes me sick to my stomach when I look out of the upstairs window and see them everywhere, please help me out with some idea's....

17th Sep 2011, 23:35

kas says:

I went to put a rubbish bag in to my wheelie bin last week and as I lifted the lid there were a swarm of flies inside it, I noticed a day or two after loads of maggots in the bin and they seem to be multiplying each day and by the evening they are escaping from my bin and are all over the driveway my bins don't get emptied till Monday morning and it is so embarrassing to see so many of them just taking over the garden, is this also due to the fortnightly collection why this has happened as I have never had them before in my life, my child is scared that they are going to come in to the house at night,I have used disinfectant, bleach and boiling water but none seem to be helping the situation, I know I have got to clean out the bin soon as it is emptied but this is a nightmare that I can't handle it makes me sick to my stomach when I look out of the upstairs window and see them everywhere, please help me out with some idea's....

17th Sep 2011, 23:35

Intelligenz says:

They are dirty f*cking things and even the larvae from blue bottles/house flies in some situations can cause myiasis (burrowing, or the accidental growth from the skin/nose/ears, etc, usually by larvae that requires a host to develop). Especially at risk when you're messing about with them in your bin. Don't be telling me they're harmless!

19th Sep 2011, 21:02

Gail says:

Oh my God, I have just gone outside to recycle in my green bin(garden and food waste), it is raining and the maggots are crawling up the telephone pole, up the lamp post and are everywhere, it is the most disgusting thing I have every seen, the food waste we have is scrapes from a large family not throwing away great amounts of food...I am on a tight budget...this is the last straw, if someone can't help it is all going tighly sealed into the black bin from now on.

20th Sep 2011, 21:36

tony says:

I spray the rim with white spirit but am going to try the white vinegar I like the white spirit but the odour lingers if it gets on your hands/clothes

13th Oct 2011, 21:05

tony says:

I spray the rim with white spirit but am going to try the white vinegar I like the white spirit but the odour lingers if it gets on your hands/clothes

13th Oct 2011, 21:05

Lish says:

How fukin helpful u lot r she askd wot to do to get rid not all ur fukin sob storys iv just usd boilin water and bleech gne good so far but defo guna invest on one if them bin fresh things
Hope tht helpd huni x

20th Aug 2012, 10:02

Laura says:

Boil your kettle and pour it on them had todo it today as my brown bin is full of them as we food recycle every day
Hope this helps

2nd Aug 2013, 23:00

Kiki says:

I moved into this property 3 weeks ago. Ive never had problems with maggotss before but 2 days ago I noticed them at night all over my back garden. I bleached with boiling water and this morning emptied my grey bin and skipped rubbish and ive had my grey and green bin professionally cleaned this afternoon. I hosed down my patio area and brushed them and sprayed fly and wasp spray around the areas I saw them most. 15 mins later it started raining and they are everywhere again. I have a 2 year old who I wont let into my garden whilst its like this so I dont want to leave ant powder or similar down, I am going to try jeys fluid and salt tomorrow but has anybody got any tried and tested ways of getting rid of them completely? All suggestions welcome, thanks

15th Aug 2013, 23:52

Kiki says:

They are also trying to come in through my back door, im keeping door closed as much as possible but its not fair to not let my child play in his own back yard so I am going to have to have it open soon, how do I stop them from coming in?

15th Aug 2013, 23:56

Kiki says:

I moved into this property 3 weeks ago. Ive never had problems with maggotss before but 2 days ago I noticed them at night all over my back garden. I bleached with boiling water and this morning emptied my grey bin and skipped rubbish and ive had my grey and green bin professionally cleaned this afternoon. I hosed down my patio area and brushed them and sprayed fly and wasp spray around the areas I saw them most. 15 mins later it started raining and they are everywhere again. I have a 2 year old who I wont let into my garden whilst its like this so I dont want to leave ant powder or similar down, I am going to try jeys fluid and salt tomorrow but has anybody got any tried and tested ways of getting rid of them completely? All suggestions welcome, thanks

15th Aug 2013, 23:59

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