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Maggots in the Garbage Can

During the summer with all the heat, those pesky maggots seem to pop up in garbage cans, especially when garbage bags leak sometimes. To solve this problem, put 3 or 4 moth balls in the garbage can. Always check to make sure they are in there after the trash has been picked up, if not, replenish. Your garbage men will appreciate this and your garbage cans won't smell bad either.

By Joanie from Praireville, La.


Maggots in the Garbage Can

Putting moth balls in garbage cans is only recommended for outdoor cans. Moth balls contain a neuro-toxin & should not be used indoors, for any reason (including their intended purpose). (07/24/2008)

By kidsNclutter

Maggots in the Garbage Can

What we do to avoid such problems is that we don't dump food garbage, such as meat, until the night before trash pickup. We keep it in a bag in the fridge, then just take the bag out to the garbage container at night. That way, this sort of trash is only outside for a few hours, mostly at night, so that it doesn't have time to get rancid. (07/25/2008)

By WildIrish

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