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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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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