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How safe is pouring gasoline on your maggot infestation?

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Juliane Koepcke - Wikipedia

While in the jungle, Koepcke dealt with severe insect bites and a maggot infestation in her wounded arm, but after 9 days, she was able to find an encampment. She gave herself rudimentary first aid, including pouring gasoline on the maggot infestation. The maggots vacated the wound to escape the gasoline.

Was pouring gasoline on the maggot infestation wise? Does it work? "I know diesel fuel is loaded with bacteria".

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