Green bin maggots are wriggling their way into our home. A day or 2 before the green bins get picked up the horde of disgusting wrigglers would leave their green bin birthplace and make their way from the side of the laneway house with the bin, to our front door on the opposite side. We first noticed them on our door mat last week, and along the foundation of the house, our landlord used a garden hose to 'remove them' whilst assuring us that 'they cannot get in, either through the door seals or the foundation' Even though a previous mouse problem has proven this to be inaccurate. Last nite there was heavy rain, heavy enough to wake me in the middle of the night, as I went downstairs to the main floor of our laneway house for a beverage, I stepped on something squishy. I turned on the light. It was a maggot. Naturally I kind of freaked out and looked for others, sure enough, 6 MORE WERE INSIDE! By this point I was now furious and disgusted to various degrees. I flicked on the outside light, and they were crawling along the foundation, swarming the door mat, and even climbing up the side of the door frame. I moved the door mat and closed the front door& I watched 2 maggots come right in under the door. It's 4am and the herd of maggots invading my kitchen is not conducive to me getting sleep so I am currently keeping guard killing/removing each of these disgusting bastards. I'm up to 8 already. It's been 20 minutes. Besides the gross factor and possibility of waking up to a house full of maggots, I'm also keeping watch tonite because of the associated health risks of having maggots in ones living area. I tried spraying the Door and mat with food grade Peroxide and Im almost angry enough to try gasoline or a torch. I'm sleepless and furious, and will be damn sure to be calling the landlord first thing at an acceptable hour. It's not that I'm against the green bin program in theory but the way it's implemented is causing problems that clearly weren't not addressed before implementation, what happens when I don't wake up and they get in, am I to find them in our food cupboards or worse, our bed? And if they make us sick, is the city of Vancouver going to step in to help, I'd say highly unlikely. What recourse does a renter like myself have in this instance is what I'm wondering.
Oh and did I mention the landlord has a daycare in the backyard, there's nothing like lunch Time playtime in the maggot yard. I'm sure the parents would be thrilled with that.