Insects In My Compost

Soldier Fly Larvae In Compost

My family has composted for many years. In below freezing temperatures, compost accumulates in the bin as the rate of degradation declines. After the temperature increases in Spring, the processing rate increases fast enough to eliminate the backlog. For household compost, the need to actively manage may be minimal.

Every spring my compost is colonized by an assortment of insects, mostly flies, beetles and isopods. I have a healthy colony of black soldier flies…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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