Question by  Siddarth (24)

Should I be concerned about maggots in my compost pile?


Answer by  daylahmnas (129)

Maggots are a terific thing in your compost pile if you like flies. Be very concerned. Decomposing material will attract flies which will lay eggs and hatch: hence the maggots.


Answer by  webweaver (83)

The maggots are harmless. However, their presence means that your pile has not gotten hot enough. You should turn the pile more often to heat it up.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

Not a all they are fly eggs that have hatched they won't hurt anything all they are doing is eating the bacteria out of the compost. If you are truly concerned about them being there buy yourself som predator flies and release them they will take care of the rest


Answer by  bsatterfield (131)

Maggots are from flies, if you are putting food on your compost pile try to avoid meats. But the maggots will only help break down some of the material to make that rich dirt you desire.

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