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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:05 pm 
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There appears to be a whole nest of them. The big, Texas roaches, not the little ones. The deeper I dig down into my pile, the more there are. What should I do to get rid of them? And to keep this from happening again?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:14 pm 
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Keep the compost pile active, hot, and constantly moisturized.

If you keep a balanced amount of carbon and nitrogen materials in the pile, you shouldn't see roaches. You need at least 2-3 times more carbon materials than nitrogen materials, and far more plant matter than animal matter in your compost pile.

Sprinkle a little dry molasses on pile to speed up compost microbes for faster decomposition, and to heat up the pile.

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Roaches, ants, fly maggots, worms, and mosquitoes are common in compost. They all contribute to the decomposition of the "feedstuffs" that go into the pile.

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