Friday, July 27, 2012


Yes, this post is about the disgusting insects maggots. I will keep it brief since the more detailed I get the more I will imagine them on me. So! Here is the story
Thursday is trash day in our neighborhood and the truck doesn't come by until well in to the afternoon. Important because if it came by first thing in the morning I would have put the trash out the night before and might not have noticed THESE!

What seemed to be thousands of maggots were growing, living, and taking over my garbage can! I was so disgusted I hurried to tell Jeff (via text) to which his reply was "take a picture!" While practically burying my face in their "perfect environment" to get the picture I could hear a loud humming noise from all of them squirming around. Ideas were already coming in to my head as to how to get rid of them. Ideas that involved the smallest contact, even the furthest distance would work best for me. 
I remembered seeing a video on Youtube long ago, where a family had a huge wasps nest near there house and destroyed it by knocking it in to a metal trash can with some kind of lighter fluid then setting it on FIRE! Wonderful! Fire destroys everything! Including melting my plastic garbage can. So I knew that would not be realistic. I turned to Google and asked my question. It often surprises me how many people on the internet have my same questions and have already dealt with my same problems and there are tons of answers from people who have tried things!
 My Solution: I decided to wait until the trash truck came for the garbage so there would be less surface area for these suckers to be on. It was almost exciting when I could hear the truck down the street and as I watched from my office room window, pictured them all falling and separating their precious families and I yelled to the trash man "take em all. Take them all!" Then practically clenched my fists and stared at what was now left of them. I hurried down stairs to start boiling the water and grabbed the gallon bucket of bleach and the empty bucket from the garage. With my poison all ready I bring the garbage can just off the street, open the lid, and with no second thought, pour that beautiful liquid in to the can. I listen as the bubbles and silent screams of them all reached my ears and enjoyed every second of their death. I let them soak in their poison (plus some hot sun) a little longer before I laid them to their graves (the street). I grabbed the hose and gave the can a final rinse and No more bugs!  As the garage door closed I looked at the battle sight one last time and felt so triumphant! It was a great day in the Bell home. 


  1. Hahahaha!!! This is hilarious and I love how you had NO guilt and yelled, "Take 'em all! Take 'em all!!" Eww, and the silent screams and how you enjoyed every second of their death!! So funny, Kathy! It does make me itch though :)

  2. Oh my goodness, my family is full of merciless killers! Mom and Dad with their dead gophers and Kathy with her maggots... although if I had maggots I'd be the same way. In fact, I am the same way with spiders!! EEWWWW!!! Good for you Kathy! Get em!

  3. Hahaha! I can just see and hear you yelling to the garbage man "Take 'em all!" Hahahahahaha!! I'm glad you killed them all. One time on my mission, I went to take the garbage out and when I opened the lid a bunch of maggots were on the inside edge and fell off onto my shoes! I screamed and almost cried out of disgust and ickiness. I felt crawly the rest of the day and to this day I keep my distance from the garbage can. :-)