Dawn to Dusk

The fruit flies move in

Posted in Composting by acuthbert on August 26, 2006

It’s not too often that an infestation is a cause for celebration, however the arrival of fruit flies to our humble compost bin is a good sign we’re doing something right. What is a fruit fly I hear you ask. They’re tiny little flies that hop and jump all over the place like fleas (although they are large than fleas and have wings as any fly worth it’s salt does). They’re pretty harmless but do give visitors something to worry about when they see them crawling over and around your pride and joy (and yes I do mean the compost bin). How to get rid of them? Apparently a simple layer of soil over the compost and it’ll send them on their way.


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