worms in trash can???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Renthorin, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Renthorin

    Renthorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I clean the coop weekly and dump the poo covered paper into a trash can outside. Can is lined with a plastic bag. For the first time since July I opened the lid and there were several hundred small 'grubs' or maybe 'worms' on the inside of the lid and on the plastic bag up by the lid.

    There is always a fair amount of moisture collected but this is the first time I've seen the bugs. They don't look like what I would consider true worms, more like the grubs you can get in old bird seed or flour around your house. You know..those yellow/brown things that inhabit our pantries. They are about a 1/4 inch long and round.

    Birds are all happy and healthy as far as I can tell without lifting their skirts.

    Are these bugs cause for concern? I have NOT seen any in the coop.

    They look a lot like the bugs in this picture:


    [​IMG]

    Will
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2011
  2. TinaK

    TinaK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maggots? Fly larvae?

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  3. Renthorin

    Renthorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Didn't look like the white maggots I usually see. These were golden brown. I guess it could be them but with temps around freezing at the moment there are not a lot of flies buzzing around [​IMG]

    No cause for concern to the birds??
     

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