How do I prevent maggots in garbage pails during Summer?

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  • Bijous Bijous on Jun 26, 2018
    Hi, that can be an unsightly problem. Make sure your pail tops seal well and there are no holes for the flies to gain access. Keep your garbage out of direct sunlight and it slows down the decomposition which draws the files. Good luck.

  • Joanne Joanne on Jun 26, 2018
    Thanks,I appreciate your help.

  • Babette Babette on Jun 26, 2018
    We put a gallon of bleach in ours (ours are the big rolling-dumpster type, so you probably would use half a gallon in the smaller home size) and let them stand in the sun (close the lids as tight as possible) for half a day. The liquid sort of "cooks' itself and sanitizes the interiors. Then just swish the liquid around the bottom and dump out. No need to rinse. We do this about twice a month and never have any maggots anymore.