Maggots are the larva of flies and tend to be quite common around large trash piles, dead animals, and other places that human beings tend to avoid, and they can be very difficult to kill. While they have their uses as bait for ice fishing and for certain medical treatments, for the majority of people maggots are an unsightly infestation that must be eradicated immediately. There are several methods to do just that, some of which being a little more humane than others.
One way for you to go about killing the maggot infestation in your house is to freeze them. To do this all you need is a plastic bag. Once you have the plastic bag in hand, all you have to do is collect the maggots and place them in your freezer for a day or two. While it isn’t necessary, it is highly suggested that you put on a pair of gloves before trying to collect the maggots as, depending what they’ve been eating, you could very well run the risk of spreading germs and catching illness. Plus you don’t really want to be holding live maggots in your hand, right?
A traditional, chemical-free method of killing just about any maggot infestation is scalding them with boiling water. Fill a cooking pot with water and then let it sit on your stove until the water is at a nice, rolling boil. Then, very carefully, take the pot of boiling water and pour it on the maggots. It would be wise to wear shoes and to have a towel nearby. You may also want to turn your head if you’re squeamish. Once the maggots are dead, clean them off the floor and dump them outside, then dry the floor.
Once the maggots are gone, be sure to clean the area thoroughly with soap and water to make sure that another infestation doesn’t occur.