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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-31-2008, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Ewwww...maggots!

To my horror today,as I was distrubuting hay to my foster boys - there were maggots in the hay!!!!


They got everywhere and I had to clean and disinfect everything.I disinfected everything,just to feel better...but the maggots were clearly IN the hay...which I had to throw away.It has been humid here lately and I guess the hay proved to be a good spot for maggots...


It was so gross!
Just thought I would share this "pleasant" story with you.


However I always thought maggots preferred rotting,dead things or poop??? This was fresh hay!




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could be that it was baled before it was fully dry, eewww
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eww, but really maggots aren't as gross as we like to think, they are simply baby flies... so don't get too grossed out about it, finding them in hay is better than finding something dead in hay with maggots

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Yes they are just flies, with the hay and being warm and humid they decided to lay eggs there or something. Nasty though.

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Oh I know they are baby flies.
I also seen a show last week showing doctors putting maggots into people's wounds,because they only eat the dead skin/cells,helping promote healing.


But when you find them in hay...thats just disgusting!
Maggots do gross me out.I got rid of the problem now anyway.




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Ugh, I can sympathize. For whatever reason, there have been a lot of them right outside the house lately. Sometimes there will even be some on the steps, it kinda bothers me, haha.




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Yeah...thats a little disturbing.




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I heard of that, eating rotting flesh, eww...I find them not appealing either But have not seen maggots since I was a kid. lol!!

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This happened to me once with my guinea pigs when I was younger. We also used hay (it was alfalfa hay). It was the most nasty thing ever. I don't like creepy crawlies!

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I love things like spiders,scorpions,centipedes,millipedes,isopods and the like...but maggots just disturb me!


I noticed alot of flies in my house today...I don't have screens in the windows...may have to get some!




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i've found a pile of ear wigs in kermits food one morning because someone didn't close the door

earwigs are by far my biggest phobia and well, i felt sick cleaning them out

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Earwigs creep me out too. I found one in the shower the other day and i drowned it and didn't feel too bad (I feel bad if i kill a bug)
There are always a bunch of earwigs out near our one shed. If I see them I just step back and let them scatter.

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Definably get the flies out, you don't want more yummy guys like them...HEY,can geckos eat them?? Free food lol!!

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Ew, maggots freak me out Earwigs, spiders, etc. have no effect on me, but the thought of maggots just freaks me out!!!
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Nah...the geckos probably won't eat them.Too small for the geckos.


Hahaha...I have TONS of earwigs around my house.Little ones and big ones and they like to collect into a huge mass under the garbage (I put the garbage out by the door) and when I go to put the garbage out for pick-up...there are TONS of earwigs under it.They don't really bother me.




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