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The hot weather means more Britons are finding maggots appearing in their food waste bins, household bins and wheelie bins. Fans of cleaning star Mrs Hinch have shared a unique hack for keeping maggots out of bins. Mrs Hinch, whose full name is Sophie Hinchliffe, is a cleaning and lifestyle influencer with more than 4.5 million followers on Instagram.
In recent years, fans of hers have taken to social media platforms to share their own cleaning hacks and tips.
On one such group, Facebook user Sue Read posted: “Our general wheelie bin has been emptied but there are maggots in the bottom.
“What’s the best way of getting rid of/preventing them coming back?
“We have a dog and also a Grandson who is still in nappies so we have to put dog poo (in dog poo bags) and nappies (in nappy sacs) in the bin. Thanks in advance.”
The post was inundated with responses but the most popular “trick” was to use vinegar and bread.
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Diane Richards replied: “I did the bread in vinegar thing and it definitely works!”
Sally Racey said: “Yeah I have some as the bag has been out for a while now.
“Apparently, bread soaked in vinegar is meant to stop the flies, I’ve chucked some in mine. Might help in future.”
Kristina Pilling commented: “I bought some wheelie bin sacks to try and keep it clean – will try the bread and vinegar trick in my food waste.
“Just had my garden waste bin cleaned by a company as a one-off.”
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Anne Katie suggested: “I clean mine out with bleach and hot water, sometimes some Zoflora for a nice smell.
“I also use the bread and vinegar trick to stop flies too!”
Melanie Motler said: “I read to put vinegar on slice of bread and place in bin and stops flies. Therefore stops maggots.”
Sammy Grossman commented: “Soak bread in white vinegar and place at bottom of the bin stops flies and maggots.”
Most households have bread and vinegar but those who don’t can find the items in most local supermarkets.
Daily’s Medium Sliced White Bread can be found in Sainsbury’s for just 36p.
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JUST ESSENTIALS white bread by ASDA costs 39p.
Waitrose White Farmhouse Loaf can be bought for 32p.
Sainsbury’s Distilled Vinegar costs 60p while ASDA Distilled Malt Vinegar costs 29p.
In total, this simple hack can be bought for as little as 61p.
Other suggestions for ousting maggots included using bleach and water and salt.
Lorraine Oswin replied: “Good old bleach and hot water with a hint of washing up liquid for cleaning it out.
“I found a liberal sprinkling of Shake and Vac every few days.
“It dehydrates the maggots and makes the bin smell fresh.”
Karen Webster said: “Clean out with water, bleach and a sweeping brush then allow to dry.
“Get some large liners and use these from now on every time your bin is emptied.
“Keeps it clean and fresh. I also had maggots once as I have dogs.”
Becky Parish wrote: “Bleach and hot water and then a bin liner.
“Unfortunately, in this heat with dog poo and nappies it’s hard to keep them away.
“I have the same trouble but easier after each empty for them to be gone with the bin liners.”
Stephanie Bonfield suggested: “Definitely salt then a hot kettle of water.
“Tip down the drain and spray with your favourite antibacterial spray to make it smell nice.”
Katie Delahay said: “Swill with bleach, all-purpose spray and water. Empty then sprinkle salt in.”
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