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Maggot Infestation in the house

Posted by mallomar CA (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 4, 09 at 14:28

Yesterday I noticed a number of 1/2 inch long, white wormy things crawling around aimlessly in the kitchen & family room. I think they are maggots. I vacuumed and washed the floor with a bleach mixture but they were back before the floors even dried. I don't have food around and my trash compactor is clean. I cannot detect where they are coming from. It's like a Stephen King novel. They just appear, only on the floor. The floor is stone tile and the house is only one year old. We had the same thing happen last summer. We live near a horse ranch and we do have fly problems in the summer but we haven't had flies in the house. These maggots in the house are gross. Somebody please tell me what to do!!!


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RE: Maggot Infestation in the house

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 4, 09 at 23:12

If they're truly maggots, you likely have something dead in the wall void, under the house, or in the ceiling void or attic.

So just get rid of what you see and understand that the next phase from the ones you missed will be flies. Then all will be well.


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RE: Maggot Infestation in the house

Can you attach an image? It might help us determine if it is, indeed, a maggot, or some other kind of larvae.


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RE: Maggot Infestation in the house

If what you do have is maggots they are a symptom of a larger problem and are not the problem itself. You need to look deeper to find out what that problem is.


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RE: Maggot Infestation in the house

Can they be the larva from pantry moths, like the Indian Meal Moth? Have you checked all your dry goods and/or pet foods? Just a thought.


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RE: Maggot Infestation in the house

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Sat, Aug 8, 09 at 23:22

It was asked "Can they be the larva from pantry moths,"

Typically, such larvae move upward. Often the complaint is "they're coming out the back of the cupboard and moving up the wall."

That said, an image would help us guess more precisely.


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RE: Maggot Infestation in the house

Something is rotting somewhere. Call a thorough pest control company, if it happens same time each year- that is an indicator that they are termite larvae?


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RE: Maggot Infestation in the house

Grain moths will nest in light fixtures, and the larvae land on the floor.

Check your pantry, your pet food, and birdfood supplies.


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