help with fruit flies/fungus gnats in compost
Does anybody have ideas on dealing with excessive fly populations? They fly up in my face when I am working with the compost? In my eyes, ears, mouth etc. Super annoying. In the summer I had house flies and dealt with them by using two bins at once and alternated covering the piles with plastic sheeting. Since these piles typically heat at 140 F I was able to cook the larvae and diminish populations that way.
I look forward to seeing what ideas come out of this group. I have been reading with interest over the last year. I love the dedication and creativity that I have seen.
Nancy in western Oregon, about to get some real winter weather after a dry and mild fall.