When i got home from work yesterday, DH told me he had seen (and gotten rid of) several maggots/worms. They were in the house on the kitchen floor. I immediately treated the cat and chickens with ivermectin. I also cleaned the house and porches. Now, my questions: First, they may have been tracked into the house. I usually step out the back door, get into my boots & to my work, then step out of the boots and back in the door. But, I have grandkids that don't. If I set a pan of disinfectant by the door, what should I use in the pan? I have lysol, pinesol, oxine--any of these or something different? Second, the chickens roam onto the porch steps and into the carport. I hose these off periodically, but should I be swabbing them with something else? They tend to congregate in the carport under a car (dummies, we have another covered area with dirt but they only dustbathe there.) Third, for inside my house, with what should I clean to prevent eggs from hatching? I sweep,vacuum. mop but apparently that is not enough. The grands play on the floor, I don't want them to get worms. Fourth, will ivermectin kill them? do I re-dose, after how long? I have safeguard, should I use it also? Re-dose? Fifth, when I clean the coop, what should I use? I've been using pinesol, pretty strong, then spraying with sevin into the cracks. Not enough? I have 4 chickens and 1 cat, they all roam my 3 acres freely. We are in a rural area, so possums, coons, stray cats, etc are also present. Please tell me what I should do that I'm not already doing. It grosses me out to think of maggots in my carpets and the kids getting worms. Oh, how can you tell if it's worms from parasites or maggots from, say, a garbage can? I was thinking that you don't actually see a worm crawling on the floor, so it might be maggots. It's been real hot and humid here and we have an awful lot of flies outside. We recently bought a new kitchen garbage can and it just doesn't seem to smell clean ever, so maybe that's the issue? I got it because the old can had nooks & crannies that I couldn't keep clean, but now I'm wondering. thanks.