Simple remedies like spraying insecticides or covering maggots with boiling water, lime or vinegar are effective ways to deal with an infestation. Cleaning trash cans or using thicker trash bags minimizes the strong odors that may attract flies and lead to future infestations.
Maggots are the larval state of flies. These pests are commonly found near dead animals, spoiled food and garbage cans. Maggot infestations can occur at any time during the year but problems are more likely to occur during the summer months. Infestations can result in a condition known as myiasis, where maggots infect the living tissue of livestock and other animals.