Help Me! Maggots.

Discussion in 'Chemistry' started by lixluke, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. redarmy11 Registered Senior Member


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    That's my advice.

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  3. yapyap66 Registered Member

    ** HAY** three years ago my mother and I woke up one morning at the same time meeting in the hallway, upon entering the kitchen we found a large pile of maggots in the middle of the kitchen floor piled up and starting to spread outwards as if they were dumped their just 30 seconds before hand.
    my mother keeps a very clean and tidy house, we could not find any explanation whatsoever.
    we checked everything including the outside garbage bins, the fluorescent light above there was no trace of them being there.
    sweeping them up with a dustpan and brush we totally filled a 4Ltr bucket
    my mother contacted me today saying that the same thing had happened this morning but there was even more of them this time, which prompted me to search the Internet for an explanation this thread is the only thing I could come up with.
    this is the most bizarre thing I have ever experienced.
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  5. Stoniphi obscurely fossiliferous Valued Senior Member

    Generally speaking, fly larvae (maggots) will stay close to where they hatched and grew up until they make a cocoon and turn into adults. Trash cans are a great place for them too - unless you put something in there they they don't care for. Then they split for wherever.

    If you find a pile of maggots on the floor, look straight up above them for their source if there is nothing under the pile. If there are maggots on the kitchen floor and on the bathroom floor, then you have something rotting in both the kitchen and the bathroom. A maggot will generally not climb up a desk or chair leg. More likely is that it will drop from above where you find it. They do not crawl far without good reason. They eat the rotten stuff that they hatch on, pupate and hatch into adults that can repeat that cycle efficiently until whatever it is that is rotting is all eaten up.

    Fun factoid: the first blow fly shows up within 15 minutes of a creatures death. Sometimes they arrive while the creature is actually dying - I have seen this.

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    All it takes is one fecund female blowfly to generate hundreds of larvae. Their olfactory senses are exquisitely tuned to detect putricine, cadaverine and scatole - the classic smells given off by a rotting corpse. Also rotting meat and halitosis.

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  7. Bebelina Valued Senior Member

    Sounds like a prank, have you interrogated your neighbours? Does anybody else have access to the house?
    It happened to me once. Someone planted maggots in my bed. I wasn't at home when they were discovered so luckily for me it's only a tale. I didn't have rotting food lying around either and the apartment was kept fairly clean, no flies or other vermin, so my only explanation is that someone put them there.
  8. NMSquirrel OCD ADHD THC IMO UR12 Valued Senior Member

    don't kill them!
    gather them up and let them exfoliate your hands..

    then you can sell them to the japanese..(they use maggots for lots of things.)

    if you don't want to do that,then get a live turkey to eat them,when they are gone you can eat the turkey..

    (found this looking for something else)

  9. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

    Just use a vacuum cleaner and vacuum them up then throw away the bag inside the canister or empty the canister in your garbage can outside.
  10. NMSquirrel OCD ADHD THC IMO UR12 Valued Senior Member

    please..we don't want a repeat...

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  11. yapyap66 Registered Member

    we didn't give pranksters I thought, its a friendly neighborhood no problems there, the houses is always locked up at night.
  12. yapyap66 Registered Member

    opps we did give pranksters a thought---
  13. jmpet Valued Senior Member

    You did clean up that mess from the dead prostitute, right?
  14. Pinwheel Banned Banned

    Napalm. Make sure to stand real close.
  15. Search & Destroy Take one bite at a time Moderator

    Once I poured milk down my shower drain. I found hundreds of maggots when I went to take a shower next.

    To solve the puzzle, let my break it down into some parts:

    Moving Together

    Number of Maggots

    In conclusion:

    A number of things could be culprit, particularly spilled liquid (that went undetected), or something else that dropped to the floor. It's the kitchen after all.


    edit:4Ltr bucket? That's intense are you missing a cat?
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2010
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  17. sunshyne5 Registered Member

    I read on another site that if you put a shallow dish with beer in it in the room where the maggots are that they will be attracted to it and drown themselves. They also suggested using salt to kill them, similar to the way you can kill slugs.
  18. John Connellan Valued Senior Member

    For a second there, I thought the title of this thread was being insulting to the Sciforums community:

    Help me, (you) maggots!
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  19. kilao Registered Member

    Lime powder may work? I'm not sure, but it can play a role in barrier at least.

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