How do I prevent fruit flies/gnats from laying eggs in my trash? They laid so many eggs in my trash can (lid, sides, nooks, crannies), I had to throw away my trash can. Luckily I caught it before they hatched because I would stop breathing forever if I saw that many maggots.
I did not know this could happen. I don't eat meat and my garbage is mainly coffee grounds and paper, sometimes an egg shell. I've seen some gnats here and there but no flies.
How do I make sure this never happens again? I can't take my trash out every day, I live alone and don't have much trash. The trash can has a lid. Please help me.
Anonymous because I don't want these maggots in my profile.