Getting Rid of Wood Lice in Compost Bin Safely

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

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August 14, 20100 found this helpful

According to this website ... ure/Composting/tabid/61/Default.aspx

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.

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August 17, 20100 found this helpful

Thanks! That gives far more comprehensive information than I got from our council along with my bin.

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January 3, 20110 found this helpful

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!

Good Luck.



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