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Old 11-23-2016, 01:49 PM   #1
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Housefly maggots in range hood


I have houseflies and, I assume, maggots in my range hood. I discovered this when I suddenly had about 20 houseflies in my house, and I could hear them buzzing in the range hood.

As a temporary measure, I have taped off the hood light bulb apertures.

I know that I have to remove the hood and clean out the hood, but I'm concerned that if I simply remove the hood it will release a lot of flies into the house.

Do any of you have a suggestion for a safe way of killing the flies and maggots with the hood in place?

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Old 11-23-2016, 01:54 PM   #2
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Wow, that was a fast reply, BayouRunner!

Great idea. I'll borrow a shop vac and give it a try.

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You have to keep those things clean, or the little buggers get in there and lay eggs, and all winter long you have flies.

I once had nasty tenants that let the hood get in this condition, and it took a commercial cleaning team to clear this up.


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You have to keep those things clean, or the little buggers get in there and lay eggs, and all winter long you have flies.

I once had nasty tenants that let the hood get in this condition, and it took a commercial cleaning team to clear this up.


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Thanks for the advice, de-nagorg.

I admit that I have no been practicing good range hood hygiene.
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That's so disgusting that I'd like to see pictures.
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That's so disgusting that I'd like to see pictures.


He he he. This reminds me of a YouTube video showing a derma "excavating" a super big and deep (several centimeters wide) plug from an "ancient" blackhead. It was gross and yet strangely mesmerizing to watch. The plug looked like it had grown roots.
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Glad I didn't dive into eating any Thanksgiving leftovers before reading this thread. Yuck.
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Any way to introduce some strips of old fashioned fly paper (or the inner cartridge from a Roach Motel) into the blocked off area of the hood without letting any flies out?

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