Every year I get maggots in my living room. I have moved from one place and I still get them. I find them mainly in the living room. I don’t smell any dead animals, never have yet I get these nasty things in my home every year and I keep everything clean… Please help!!!
Keeping things “clean” has nothing to do with getting or not getting maggots. You see, insects live all around us. And in most cases, 1-2 can go unnoticed. This is true even when they’re active inside our homes.
But if you have 10-20 ants, roaches, bees, wasps, crickets, maggots or anything else, you’ll probably be observing them and find this to be unacceptable when active in our living spaces. This is why doing regular pest control is well worth the time, effort and cost. By doing a little “preventive” maintenance, you can avoid this scenario from playing out year after year. And this applies no matter where you live, how often you move or how “clean” your home may be. The reality is that insects don’t discriminate when it comes to looking for a good place to live and nest; simply put most like living as close to people as they can get.
So what options do you have to prevent this from happening? There are three approaches which will work. All are covered in our maggot control article here:
The first would be to get some BEDLAM PLUS and spray the carpets along with any fabric covered furniture. Do this monthly starting in April or May and continue through the summer into the fall. This will control anything that might want to be active in the treated room including maggots.
The second option would be to spray some PERMETHRIN on all surfaces where you see activity. Mix 4 oz of the concentrate per gallon of water and apply 1 gallon per 800 sq/ft of floor space. This will prove a lot more cost effective compared to using the Bedlam and will work just as well. But you will need a good PUMP SPRAYER to do the applications.
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The last option would be best suited if you are prone to seeing a lot of flying pests like flies, gnats, mosquitoes or noseeums. This approach uses an AEROSOL MACHINE set up in any room up to 20 ft by 20 ft. In the machine you’ll place a can of METERED INSECTICIDE which will last 30-40 days. During this time it will be releasing a small blast of pyrethrin based aerosol which will kill anything flying around as well as any maggot that might be hatching from eggs. Use this during the spring, summer and fall and shut them down once winter arrives.
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