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Re: Gross! Maggots in my kitchen

Or a saltwater crocodile in your bathroom
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Old 28.07.2010, 15:30
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Re: Gross! Maggots in my kitchen

When it was really hot a few weeks ago, i saw some wriggling around in the overnight leftovers of cat food. Not pleasant before your first cup of coffee.

Just don't leave stuff out when it is hot and humid and take your rubbish out regularly.
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Old 28.07.2010, 15:36
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Re: Gross! Maggots in my kitchen

Aww. I thought you found the Gold Pot in your kitchen.....

(in French slang Magot = kind of hoard of money)

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Old 28.07.2010, 15:41
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Or roaches in Toronto the size of a Harlem street rat.
Or a scorpian eating spider in your shower, eating a scorpian the size of a Toronto roach?
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Aww. I thought you found the Gold Pot in your kitchen.....

(in French slang Magot = kind of hoard of money)

Yeah, haha, there is a tea room in our town called Le Magot, we never had the guts to go in. There is also a motor boat parked on the lake called Le Fagot, makes me laugh..

Anyways, those could be flour moths. Have you noticed any big amounts of gnats/flies/moths lately? Do you have any old bags with flour/sugar/lentils or beans/pasta open in your pantry? Check them and pitch them if you find some weirdness. Keep all your dry things tightly closed.

The only time I had worms in my kitchen was when pops and my other half prepared for fishing (yeah, right, they "caught" 18 beers that day...) and they left the worm box in the fridge. Since the box comes with not only worms but their food as well, they ate, got bigger and lifted the lid. They crawled all over frigo and floor days after, it was impossible to catch them.

Check the bottom and back of the fridge, where it is dark and warm, the larvae could be there. Ick.
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Re: Gross! Maggots in my kitchen

Jeez...talk about a thread derailment...

To the OP, they are probably the larvae of kitchen moths. You can do a search on the EF, as we had a lengthy thread about how to get rid of them a while back. Most likely they are in flour or some cooking stuff. I found them one time inside a package of dried (hot) peppers, which surprised me.

Good luck, they are a PITA!
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Old 28.07.2010, 15:55
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Or a scorpian eating spider in your shower, eating a scorpian the size of a Toronto roach?
...and sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads in the bath tub.
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Old 28.07.2010, 15:58
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JMost likely they are in flour or some cooking stuff. I found them one time inside a package of dried (hot) peppers, which surprised me.
No, they were most definitely under the bag of uncleaned cans and bottles which were brewing in the heat wave. Stop confusing the matter.
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Old 28.07.2010, 16:01
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Re: Gross! Maggots in my kitchen

This big chunk of pepperoni I am eating is starting to taste really strange...
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Old 28.07.2010, 16:02
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The only time I had worms in my kitchen was when pops and my other half prepared for fishing (yeah, right, they "caught" 18 beers that day...)
18 half liter beers each. And to cross pollinate threads- that, my friends is the way to woman's heart. Get drunk with her dad... just don't spill the worms.
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Jeez...talk about a thread derailment...

To the OP, they are probably the larvae of kitchen moths. You can do a search on the EF, as we had a lengthy thread about how to get rid of them a while back. Most likely they are in flour or some cooking stuff. I found them one time inside a package of dried (hot) peppers, which surprised me.

Good luck, they are a PITA!
I agree, they can be a pain in the summer. Here was the thread I found most useful. WARNING: food cupboard moths. I find if you eradicate the moths, you will get no more maggots. They sell stuff for it in yellow boxes in the household department of Migros and Coop.
But also use tupperware for flour, cereals, any thing that generates that type of food dust

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Re: Gross! Maggots in my kitchen

I left a full garbage bag on my balcony and went on vacation for 3 weeks in June and had a nice nest of them under the bag when I came back. Now they are just beggining to hatch into teeny little flies...I'm going to put sugar water out for them and grow them into my own evil fly army...

But seriously if you want to get rid of them just wipe them up and if you find that some flies are hatching in your kitchen in a few days just put out some bowls of vinegar and leave the window open and they will fly away before they can lay more eggs...
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In Australia we eat them
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When it was really hot a few weeks ago, i saw some wriggling around in the overnight leftovers of cat food. Not pleasant before your first cup of coffee.

Just don't leave stuff out when it is hot and humid and take your rubbish out regularly.
If it was furry and had four legs it might have been the cat. I believe I have one in my appartement but have only rarely seen it.
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http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/...life-cycle.jpg

I had those a couple of times around the trash bag. Easy to clean. I just had the trash standing to long, should have taken it out even if the bag was not really full.
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I vacuumed them up and mopped the floor and went on about my business
You hoovered up maggots? I hope you emptied the bag straight after...
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Re: Gross! Maggots in my kitchen

Thank you for all of the rather interesting responses :P

I never said that there were dirty bottles lying about or something. We rinse them out and collect them in a bag.

I would imagine it was more of the garbage they were attracted to. Tuesday is garbage pickup day and we are not allowed to take the garbage down before that. So any garbage we get before Tuesday has to basically sit somewhere until I can take it down. We usually end up with 4-5 full garbage bags that are the 35l size. I had been double bagging them because they smell after they've been sitting there for a few days but I hadn't done that this week because we were almost out of garbage bags...

Anyway, last week I had tried putting the garbage bags out on the balcony til it was the day to take them down, but that attracted all kinds of bugs. Not quite sure what to do with the garbage other than just continuing to double bag it...at my old apartment in California I was used to taking the trash out daily so this is a change for me.

Mostly, I am not sure if they are actually house fly maggots, or those kitchen moth things...sounds like the moths are more of a PITA to get rid of.

And yes, I have seen rats before back in the States, they don't gross me out the way tiny creepy crawly things do :P

PS: I collected 3 of these little things and put them in a jar with a bit of food in it so that I can see what exactly they turn into...
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Re: Gross! Maggots in my kitchen

I should have mentioned, that I also had a large container with dog food in it and it was next to another container with PET bottles lying on our kitchen floor. I found some of the kitchen moth larvae there, too, as there was a bit of dog food that had gotten underneath the containers. I suppose they fed off the dog food...

In any case, good idea with the larvae in the jar. That will tell you what they are and then you can figure out how to kill the little barstewards...
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Re: Gross! Maggots in my kitchen

Do you have small brown moths fluttering around the house?

Research online "flour moths", "pantry moths" or "Mediterranean meal moths" check the pictures of their larvae and you might find a match.

I just moved into an apartment that has them. They're small off-whitish color and very pesky. They eat everything! And straight through all types of food packaging.

I threw out all my food and keep everything new I buy in the fridge for now while I've been trying to get rid of them. Numbers are decreasing greatly so far. At first it was so bad that I could bring a bag of almond nuts home put them in the cupboard and open the bag a few days later and see their larvae crawling around. Ugh! I feel sick
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This morning I found 3 more of these things, on the floor of the kitchen again I assumed they were fly maggots, but when I did some reading up on Wikipedia it says that flies lay their eggs in batches of 75-150 or something like that, and I have not found that many. I am wondering if they could be something else...does anyone know?
Good luck in finding the rest..... get yourself a pet rat, they love things like that...
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