My compost bin is infested with slaters (woodlice). Any suggestions would be welcome. I'm not sure about insect spray as I don't want to spoil the compost?
By Marion from Scotland
According to this website
if you have wood lice and slaters, that means the moisture content in your compost is just right, and they are part of the procedure of composting vegetable matter.
Thanks! That gives far more comprehensive information than I got from our council along with my bin.
COMPOSTING 101 - these critters are an indicator that your compost is doing excatly what it's supposed to do - "decompose material".
Whatever you do, don't disturb them! Give them more things to do, like rotation of materials within the bin, or addd more. material for them to work on.
Don't kill them!
GOLD COAST - AUSTRALIA
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