I am not sure if you can help me or not, but I hope so! I read your information regarding maggots online. I am embarrassed to even be asking about this but I need your help! I have no idea where they are coming from…for a few days in our kitchen only a maggot or two have been appearing out of nowhere. So you may see a single one, or you may find up to three. They are separate, but in have all been seen in the kitchen. Ok, this is so disgusting to me…if you knew how germ phobic and clean I am with 3 little kiddos…you would think I am crazy. Every cabinet, corner, under the fridge and stove…I clean everywhere. So to have this issue is totally out of this world. We take out the trash 1-2 times each day…we do have diapers in there…I even clean our outside garbage cans weekly with Gomax because I have seen this creatures there only until now. We do have flies in our area that get in the house…where are these nasty things coming from? It is as if they are being dropped from outer space…we have no unusual smells in the kitchen to indicate that something is rotting…I even clean the garbage disposal weekly. Help! Or please tell me who can help me!
Thanks so much for your time!!!!!
Maggots can appear from nowhere and present a persistent problem till the source of their development is either removed or consumed. My first thought is that something has died close by. Maybe a rat, mouse or bird, and flies have found it. This would naturally lead to the problem you are experiencing. But you don’t mention any smell and usually if there is a dead body around, the people living in the home will detect an odor.
Without an odor to help guide you to the source of the maggot food, it’s sometimes hard to figure out where the problem is originating. The best approach is to spend a little time observing the areas where the maggots have mostly be seen. If you are lucky, you may see one come out of a crack or seam in the wall. Maybe one will fall from the ceiling or light fixture giving the source of food away and findable. But without finding the source, there isn’t a lot you can do to stop the migration as explained in our MAGGOT CONTROL article. For now, I would recommend a two prong approach to the problem.
First, treat the area with either the PERMETHRIN CONCENTRATE or D-FORCE AEROSOL we have featured in our Maggot Product Page. By placing one of these residuals in the area where the activity is being noted, you’ll protect yourself from the maggots from being able to pupate into adults. Maggots are vulnerable to either product and when they crawl over treated surfaces, they’ll succumb and die. Both Permethrin and D-Force can be used safely inside as explained in our CONCENTRATE SAFETY VIDEO and AEROSOL SAFETY VIDEO.
Second, begin a vacuuming routine daily. You should try to vacuum sometime in the morning, before lunch, and then again in the evening, after dinner but before bed. Vacuuming should help remove any maggots that may be missed or avoid the treatment and by removing them, you should diminish the chance any of them can molt into adults.