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Maggots!!! Help.... I don't know where they come from

Normally you think maggots come from rotten food sources or something like that..... but we don't have that in our home and I'm seeing maggots crawl across our floor.... I've been watching them (and killing them) all morning.... I finally traced them to a crack under the baseboard...... what the hell??!! Any ideas?? This is the grossest thing I've ever seen.


Asked by Anonymous at 12:51 PM on Oct. 1, 2008 in Home & Garden

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Answers (6)
  • move. =P jk. But we moved out of our apt after a weeks battle with them. Its disgusting and I didn't even want to stay home cuz it was so gross. I still don't know where they came from and our landlords were too lazy to do anything about it. Good luck. Those suckers multiply faster than u can kill them.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:25 PM on Oct. 2, 2008

  • They come from mommy flies.

    Answer by FlyMom07 at 12:53 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • Something died under your baseboard. Good luck finding it.

    Answer by MamaLion82007 at 12:56 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • Oh, that's great! I've moved every piece of furniture in the room (it's in our den) hoping that I'd find where the dog hid a bone or something explainable.... nothing, except maggots crawling around on my tile...... and nothing seems to kill them except a good swat.....gross.

    Answer by PaceMyself at 1:03 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • Like MamaLion82007 said, something probably died under your floor.  Maggots are fly larva, and they lay their eggs in moist, rotting material.  I'd contact an exterminator or something, because if they're not taken care of soon, they're most likely going to turn into flies.  Good luck.  I hope you get it solved soon.


    Answer by SilverFire85 at 1:39 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • Maggots are larvae. It doesn't always mean flies. It could be termits, ants, flies. I'd play it safe, call an exterminator. Don't smash all of them so they can see the evidence.

    Answer by viking95 at 1:05 PM on Oct. 2, 2008