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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:07 pm 
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I found these nasty bugs in my red wiggler worm compost. What can I do to get rid of these, they are multiplying fast.Any help will be very nice.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:36 pm 
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They look like soldier fly larvae which do a great job breaking down waste.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:43 pm 
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Looks like soldier fly larvae. Those flies like compost and are beneficial, but I don't know what, if anything, will happen about the worms. They may simply coexist peacefully.

I follow Big Tex Worms (https://twitter.com/#!/bigtexworms) on Twitter, and sent her the question. I'll post an answer if she replies.

http://www.ent.iastate.edu/clinic/node/52

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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 8:05 am 
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Thank ya'll so much!


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 8:19 am 
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http://www.happydranch.com/articles/Soldier_Fly.htm

I found this website that told me every thing I needed to know.


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