It is hard to find something more disgusting than your garbage can completely covered in maggots. While this might not happen every time, it is a common occurrence, especially so in the summer months. The problem is that a fly that lays eggs in your garbage sets you up for having maggots crawling around 24 hours later. Garbage that contains food scraps is ideal as a breeding ground. A warm, smelly garbage can is like a dream come true for the expectant fly mother.

To prevent this from happening, it is important to seal your garbage up well. You should also consider keeping your garbage cans in a shaded area where they won’t have the sun beating down on them, speeding up the decomposition process.

Cleaning out a maggot infestation can usually be done with boiling hot water poured into the garbage can, but it is better to try to prevent it from starting in the first place.

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