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ants in the compost pile

Post  jab3359 on 4/24/2013, 2:09 pm

Hi, I have my first compost pile in the works and it seems to be progressing nicely. I started it in January and filled the bin so I have been just turning it since then and adding water when it looks dry. I have noticed recently that it is just crawling with ants everywhere. I am wondering if this is normal or is it going to be a problem? If it is still full of ants when it is complete and I want to use the compost will the ants be harmful or maybe beneficial to the plants?


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Re: ants in the compost pile

Post  Lindacol on 4/24/2013, 3:24 pm

There are several threads about ants. Use the search feature top left column.

Here is one form our area (southern CA);




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