Especially in the hotter months, flies and maggots can pose a problem in the bottom of your garbage cans. Sometimes these common pests can be tricky to eliminate. Not to mention, maggots can carry diseases and pose a health hazard, so it's best to act as quickly as possible. They can quickly take over garbage cans if you're not careful. Luckily, you can take simple steps to kill them and keep them away for good. These everyday household tips can help you rid your trash cans of an infestation problem before it gets out of hand.
To start, make sure you keep the affected area clean and free from food scraps or other organic substances that could attract more maggots to come. If there are traces of food or beverages, this can create the ideal breeding ground and food supply to sustain the larvae. If you find excess flies or maggots in your trash cans, it is essential to act fast. Typically most methods involve things already in your household cleaning supplies. Chemicals and even ordinary soaps can be incredibly effective even after one cleaning treatment.