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Old 06-06-2010, 08:07 PM
 
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I am reading about this online and it seems like the maggots are now for black soldier flies. I can add leaves and grass I just don't want those flies in my house or even in my yard!
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:10 PM
 
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I am reading about this online and it seems like the maggots are now for black soldier flies. I can add leaves and grass I just don't want those flies in my house or even in my yard!
I say flush 'em and start over.

Do you have a small suburban yard or something? 'Cause you'd do better composting outside.

Just keep reading!
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:11 PM
 
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yeah I have that container in my back yard! Now the problem is where should I put that crap! I aint no putting that maggots in my garden.
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:24 PM
 
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I guess, since it appears that you don't want to flush it, that you could just pour in on the ground in an out-of-the-way spot and then wash the decayed fruit away....if the maggots are not developed enough, I guess they would starve from lack of food. And if the birds find them....bye-bye maggots! LOL
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:26 PM
 
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hoping" they will die and turn into mullch or something" --well it just ain't gonna happen. mulch is used to cover bare soil and keep weeds from coming up and conserve water and give some degree of warmth in the winter. No way will that ever be anything other than what it is.

I would never flush something like that down the toilet. Bury it and/or add it to a real compost pile. You will probably have flies no matter what you do or don't do with that mess. Flies are just part of being outside. Are you trying to be a gardener? Compost is wonderful but storing fruit scraps and that only does not make compost.

Good luck. someday you will look back on this and laugh. Keep learning.
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:37 PM
 
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Thanks everyone! I guess I will just get rid of it somehow.
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:43 PM
 
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I wonder if my garbage man will take this mess if I put the container outside for trash pickup!
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:17 AM
 
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Just add it to your new compost mix. If you can set up the proper proportions of green to brown dry material you should be all set.
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:19 AM
 
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You should probably put holes in the bottom of your bucket or try a different, aerated container. Composting organisms need a certain amount of air to function.

How to Compost.org
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:30 AM
 
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A bird or small animal may have fallen in and gotten trapped; probe it for any signs of a skeleton or carcass.
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