Do compost piles have a lot of flies around them?



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    Compost piles that have a large amount of flies around them typically do not have the proper balance of materials in them. Too high of a ratio of food scraps to high carbon materials (such as newspaper and leaves) can result in a large presence of flies. Flies enjoy meat and fatty foods with high oily contents. Compost piles with these items may attract large amounts of flies. However, a well managed compost pile (proper balance of materials, frequent turning, good air circulation) will have a small amount of insects but not enough to become a nuisance.

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    Compost piles will attract bugs. Which is good because the insects help break down compost. With proper maintenance on a compost pile (such as usual turning to promote air circulation) the concerning issues with insects should be avoided.

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