Rid Your Sink Of Maggots With Two Items You Already Have Around The House

Finding maggots tumbling around in the depths of your sink is nothing short of repulsing, and it's very likely you want to get rid of them as quickly as possible. However, if you're finding it difficult to remove them, and nothing you're doing is working, then one sneaky duo could do just the trick. So, what's the big secret? To eliminate these pests once and for all, all you'll need is to mix some hydrogen peroxide and boiling water. Pairing these two together should help to abolish maggots in your sink, allowing you to finally continue your kitchen tasks without any fuss.

Even better, this hack is completely free (if you already have the correct cleaning products at home), meaning there is no more rushing to the shops to try and find the correct maggot-killing products. Instead, you can do it straight from the comfort of your own home. However, do you apply these two elements separately, or do you combine them? Let's take a look below.

Combine boiling water and hydrogen peroxide

To create this maggot-zapping concoction, you'll need to grab a large jug. Then, combine the boiling water and a small amount of hydrogen peroxide inside. Of course, you shouldn't let it sit too long, as you don't want your boiling water to cool down too much. This is imperative for eliminating those pesky maggots at the bottom of your sink. Once you have your mix primed and ready, simply coat the maggots with the scalding water. If you don't have any hydrogen peroxide, you can always use bleach in its place. Both should be equally as effective. Alternatively, you can take the boiling water and add it straight from your kettle over the maggots. Whichever option you choose should help you to quickly and easily remove them once and for all. Of course, you should take care not to breathe in too much of the steam if you're working with boiling water and chemicals, as it may cause irritation, per the BRCA. The same applies to hydrogen peroxide.

So, how does this hack actually work? As it turns out, maggots succumb to the boiling water when it reaches above 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This element, combined with the toxic bleach fumes, creates the perfect storm to eliminate maggots and is why the combination works so well.