Live in Sunny (wet!) SoCal. This my first year composting. The compost is
lookingreally good, but the only problem is that I have huge numbers of ants
infesting the compost. Is this good or bad? If the latter, should I
somehow treat the compost - with what?
Insects are good for the compost. They help break materials down and
spread bacteria and spores. You compost pile may be too dry or not
large enough? A good pile is at least one cubic yard, less than that
the pile can decrease the decompostion rate. Turning the pile helps
and will discourage ants. I use a D-handle pitch fork to turn the
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