Maggots: 30 Ways to Kill Maggots

See the fast food maggot crawl from the KFC wrapper


This picture below is titled the KFC maggot because that little fellow showed up in the KFC bag of leftovers that was tossed in the corner.

Did You Find Maggots In Your Garbage


Maggots suddenly appear from just about anywhere...dropping from the ceiling, crawling on the floor, out of cracks, even on a wound on your pet cat or dog, or on your sheep, and even on humans. These rice like wriggling creatures are nasty, upsetting, vile, and another thousand words that describe things that we humans don't want around.

The Maggots In The Wine Bottle Maggots can do good things sometimes, but not in the normal sense of the word. People just want them gone...and don't want to see them any more. To learn about them, read our page that tells you all about them in a few quick words.

Maggots are so hated and so not tolerated, that people have come up with many different and often unique ways to get rid of maggots and many ways to kill maggots.

The purpose of this article is to report to you the many ways we have found on the internet that people have claimed to use to successfully kill maggots. We do not tell you here about how to prevent maggots.

To learn about preventing maggots in the first place, click here.

Some of these ways listed below to get rid of maggots or to kill maggots that you are already living with, carry a degree of danger with using them. These are things that others have said will do the job. We do not know if that is true or not and it is up to you to decide whether to use a technique or not.

Here is the list.

1. Vacuum the maggots and put the maggots in a sealed plastic bag and trash them.
2. Pour straight bleach on the maggots.
3. Drown the maggots in water, gasoline, kerosene, oil or other fluid.
4. Flush the maggots down the toilet.
5. Step on and crush the maggots.
6. Pour boiling water on the maggots.
7. Burn the maggots with lighter fluid, gasoline, or a butane or blow torch flame.
8. Spray carburetor cleaner on the maggots.
9. Feed the maggots to your pet fish.
10. Guinea hens and chickens love to dine on maggots. Give them a treat.
11. Mix hot water and disinfectant like Pine sol and do it to the maggots.
12. Spray the maggots with hair spray.
13. Pour diesel fuel on the maggots.
14. Use any pesticide on maggots...spray, bomb, powder...containing PERMETHRIN.
15. Freeze the maggots in a sealed plastic bag, then trash them.
16. Expose the maggots to the direct sun.
17. Spray the maggots with brake cleaner.
18. Pour powdered lime on the maggots.
19. Pour lice shampoo on the maggots.
20. Pour toilet bowl cleaner on the maggots.
21. Spray topical anesthetic on the maggots to freeze them.
22. Direct the steam from your iron or steam carpet cleaner onto the maggots.
23. Drown the maggots in Pledge.
23. Spray antiperspirant on the maggots.
24. Pour Borax on the maggots to dry them out.
25. Pour oven cleaner on the maggots.
26. Use a paper napkin and squish each one until it pops.
27. Spray wax and grease remover on the maggots.
28. Spray spot remover on the maggots.
29. Deep fry and eat the maggots. Click here to see this unusual dish in living color.

30. Be creative. There must be a 30th way to get rid of maggots or kill maggots.





Man Puts Maggots In His Mouth

Maggots...Gone Now...So Easy

This is what you could do to get rid of maggots...right now.

There are many other things you can do that will rid your life of these stomach upsetting ugly moving masses of maggots.

Burn the maggots. Douse them or drop them in the fire.

Squish the maggots. A hero does it between their fingers... but you can step on them or crush them between two pieces of napkin or be creative...but cautious.

Drown the maggots. Flush them down the toilet.

Freeze the maggots. Seal em in a plastic bag. Put them in your freezer...or into the trash receptacle.

How To Put Maggots On Fishing Hook



Feed the maggots to chickens or guinea hens or use them as bait and catch some fish.

Eat the maggots. People fry them and eat them but we don't know anybody who admits to it except the guy in the picture that eats them live.

His Leg Is Covered With Crawling Maggots





Sell the maggots. Some medical experts use them to eat the dead flesh out of a wound. Yuk.

BOTTOM LINE. You could eat them but we won't.




Maggot Control Free

OMG...See the maggots in your trash can

If you have maggots in your trash bin like above, or
If you have maggots in a wound on your pet, or
If you have maggots in a child's stuffed toy, or
If you have maggots in food in your kitchen closet, or

Maggots Eating A Dead Oppossum

If you have maggots anywhere else...
(except in a package or bag you purchased to use for fishing bait or that you bought to clean out a wound as the Dr. prescribed)...

you need to read on and visit our other pages about:

how to get rid of maggots,
how to kill maggots, and
how to prevent maggots.


See The Maggots Up Close

You have a serious situation to deal soon as possible.


Maggot Mania...Look if you dare!

Why is it that we all freak out

when we see maggots frolicking around in the garbage can eating our leftovers...

or maggots eating their hamburgers in and from a decaying dead animal along the side of the road...

or maggots happily eating our bruised bananas on our kitchen table...

or (teens take notice) when the maggots are in those Mickey D wrappers that yo just tossed in the corner of your bedroom?

Just what is the problem.
Why do we try so hard to get rid of maggots.
Because...not everybody tries to get rid of maggots.

People eat maggots.

Maggots being eaten alive


Doctors use maggots to clean wounds.

Maggots in Wound

Fishermen use maggots as bait.


Yet...most people freak out
when they see maggots eating the dead...

like this opossum covered with maggots


or this dead rat covered with maggots.

Dead Rat Covered with Maggots

Is the problem we have with maggots...
that we picture in our minds
that after we die...the maggots will eat us the same way?

When you recover from these pictures...
and want to know the secrets of maggots...
like how to get rid of maggots or
how to kill maggots



Got pests. Don't shy away. You often have to kill pests to get rid of them.
Pest control can be nasty...bloody...mean...and troublesome to your soul.

But if the pest is bothering you bad enough...get rid of the pest quickly, quietly, effectively, and be efficient doing it.
Yes we mean kill it...or send it to another your neighbors yard or house or the vet or give it to someone who cares...but get rid of the pest.

  • Swat the fly...squish
  • Squash the palmetto bug with your foot...snap
  • Squish the caterpillar between your fingers...ugh
  • Burn the maggots with lighter fluid...smelly
  • Drown the mouse in the toilet...flush
  • Smash the bugs one at a time...Japenese Beetles at Lunch

The list goes on and on.