Maggots in your Compost?
Maggot problems in your compost ?
Especially during the warmer months of February,March and April ?
By Rini Varghese
Maggots are tiny larvae of fruit-flies/ soldier flies which multiply rapidly when the temperature and moisture content in your compost pile is high.
They are harmless and thrive well in nitrogen rich compost. They even help in composting by breaking down the organic matter.
How do you tackle it?
1.Add more browns to your compost pile eg dry leaves, dried flowers, vegetables.
2.Add more microbial compost maker powder to the composter to maintain ambient moisture.Cover the kitchen waste completely with compost maker powder.
3.Keep the compost pile fluffy, the better the aeration, the lesser are chances of maggots for crawling out.
Most importantly, maggots are harmless and they help speed up the composting process, so fret not !
Have a happy composting experience!
- Malini Parmar