too many bugs in compost?
I began composting as a more earth-friendly way of getting rid of garbage, rather than primarily to get finished compost. I'm not much of a gardener, and my yard is too small for much gardening, but I didn't want to send lots of good soil nutrients to the landfill in plastic bags. So I have this big plastic composter in the back of the yard (the kind that's open on the bottom) and I toss in fruit peels, vegetable peels, used paper towels, shredded flour bags, and the odd bit of yard waste (not much yard waste because there's not much yard, you see). Now I have what I guess is compost at the bottom -- blackish muck -- but I'm a bit worried about how many bugs are in there, and what if some of them are termites? Is there some danger of getting an infestation in my house from the composter? How can I reduce the bugginess of the composter, when I don't have much yard waste to generate "browns"? (I don't have access to sawdust, either.)