Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Fly larvae

More as a sidebar to yesterday’s post than anything.

It is incredibly difficult to kill maggots. Typical “bug” sprays don’t work. Bleach doesn’t work. Hydrochloric Acid doesn’t work. Salt doesn’t work. They don’t drown in water. (These suggestions can be found, among others, on the Internet- Google killing maggots). Hydrogen peroxide (drug store variety, not rocket fuel concentration, although the latter would likely work, too). Vacuuming them up and discarding them in an appropriate receptacle seems most effective.

What an incredible biological machine.

Let them progress through their life-cycle; flies are easier to get rid of.

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