(larvae of different types of flies)


The term “maggots” is used colloquially to describe the larva stages of different types of flies. It is primarily the larvae of house flies and flesh flies which often appear in human environments. The white, legless, worm-like maggots hatch from the eggs which have been laid by the adult flies on the nutritional substrate. You can find them in waste material, carcasses, faeces, organic waste bins, dustbins, meat, cheese, fish, etc.



Maggots cause direct damage when they feed on foodstuffs as these will ultimately be inedible as a result. Fly larvae pose a significant threat to hygiene. Infested goods become breeding grounds and help to boost the mass reproduction of flies.