I will tell you a story about an issue I had with maggots. Hundreds of maggots were found in a crack around a commercial building. The buildings dumpster area was nearby. This particular commercial enterprise had a grounds-keeper performing their general pest control but the maggots kept coming.
The enterprise called our company, Southwest Exterminators, and I was able to tell them that they were most likely from blow flies. The blow fly maggot will, on occasion, move from their food to some protected place to pupate (change from a maggot to a fly). They can move great distances when necessary and this makes solving a maggot infestation all the more difficult. Maggots can fall out of ceilings from dead animals in the attic or they can climb up out of filthy garbage cans and dumpsters and crawl across the floor or the parking lot.
The maggots we were dealing with were outside and were close enough to the dumpster area that the dumpster became my first place to inspect. The area had an accumulation of rotten trash but only a few maggots were present. My inspection continued around the building, the parking lot, the store fronts, all to no success. Finally I inspected the enterprises shrubbery, there they had a dead animal in the bushes. The animal was missed by the grounds-keeper and had probably been there for many days. While the trash area did have a few maggots the breeding source was the dead animal in the bushes. Without finishing the inspection I may have left the dead animal and treated the trash area which would only prolong the infestation and provided the same results as the grounds-keeper.
The moral of the story? Always do a proper inspection when dealing with a complex pest problem.
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