flies in compost bin

Pauline Bell asked 13 years ago

When we open the lid of the compost bin (first season using it) there seem to be hundreds of flies which all swarm out over the person lifting the lid. Yeugh! So the best option is throw the lid back and run. Are we doing the composting correctly. We seem to be following the instructions? Are all these flies normal in a compost bin?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Lots of flies in a compost bin is a sign that the material is too wet. Try to have a balance of green frsh plant material and dired withered brown material and have it just damp, not wet.