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Old 02-08-2008, 07:32 PM
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maggots in wheelie bin

Can anyone tell me how to keep maggots out of the wheelie bin..

and how to get rid of them when they are already in there. I have a phobia and went to put some rubbish in the bin, and got the fright of my life as there were maggot all inside when I lifted the lid.
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:46 PM
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Re: maggots in wheelie bin

Oh yes, I really sympathize! They often hatch form eggs in the rubbish before the bin men come - this process is really quick. They seem to like meat best.

I'm going to try wrapping waste meat in newspaper before putting it in the waste. It is my theory (until disproved) that the paper will absorb moisture from the meat and that they do not lay on dry food.

Interesting question. Hope others have some ideas.
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Re: maggots in wheelie bin

If you keep the lid shut they can't get in Seriously though,don't put any form of meat in the bin or wrap it in cling film first and make sure the lid is shut tight.
You could always take up fishing as a last resort
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If you keep the lid shut they can't get in Seriously though,don't put any form of meat in the bin or wrap it in cling film first and make sure the lid is shut tight.
You could always take up fishing as a last resort


I hate them. I do wrap food up but it still smells they lay eggs on the outside of the bags inside the bin..I refuse to use the bin in summer.
I do have a real phobia to worms and maggots..
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Re: maggots in wheelie bin

Thought I'd replied to this earlier but obviously not

Just try to keep the bin shut with no obvious access points and wash it out after it's been emptied, maybe with some bleach to kill the little blighters.
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:25 PM
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Re: maggots in wheelie bin

We get it cleaned and disinfected every two weeks and a clean bag put in..But we still get them. I get the jays fluid out but there still there wriggling away.
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Re: maggots in wheelie bin

Just make sure that everything that goes in the bin is bagged and the bag is knotted. That's what I do and so far I have never had any of these horrible maggots!

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Re: maggots in wheelie bin

Keep complaining to your local council, fortnightly collection of refuse is unacceptable in a throw away society, the best alternative is to compost your waste in a responsible manner.

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Re: maggots in wheelie bin

I never throw away any food waste ( I don't have much anyway ) but if I do it goes out to the foxes and birds.
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Can anyone tell me how to keep maggots out of the wheelie bin.
ASBO's ??

Unfortunately it's a sign of the times. Like you say, even if you have yer bin cleaned etc. there's is still a possibility that this may happen at some time or other.

A couple of years ago, during a hot spell, a great cloud of flies issued forth from our bin when I opened it.
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