Related: Compost has larva or maggots?
We have a compost vessel (around 300L) which we use as a supplement to our garbage can. We don't usually throw meat in it and we don't intend to ever do it again. However, somewhere around two weeks ago somebody asked if he could throw half a kilogram of spoiled minced meat in it. I didn't know any better, so I gave him the go ahead.
The resulting stench has been growing for the past couple of days and maggots have infested the vessel.
I'm looking for:
- A quick, one-time fix which if at all possible will not destroy the rest of the eco-system (or what's left of it) in the vessel.
I have very limited gardening experience and the compost has no specific goal (I haven't needed to clean it in years, it's self-regulating).
How do I get rid of the maggots the easy way?
Note: I do not think this question is a duplicate. I'm looking for a one-time fix while the answers in the other question are more of a long-term thing.