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My trashcan compost bin has been overrun by maggots (some corncobs got thrown in there whole).

Should I leave them in there to let them break down the organic material or just throw a black plastic lid on it and put them out in the hot sun to burn up into organic matter themselves? Are they harmful to my compost in anyway?
 

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My trashcan compost bin has been overrun by maggots (some corncobs got thrown in there whole).

Should I leave them in there to let them break down the organic material or just throw a black plastic lid on it and put them out in the hot sun to burn up into organic matter themselves? Are they harmful to my compost in anyway?
If you dust your compost with diatomaceous earth, you won't have to worry about maggots in it. You can sprinkle it on animal droppings to eliminate maggots too. Wonderful stuff it is!
 

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Do you smell that?
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Chickens love em!
 

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No no Kregner, they would have to be in the sesspool for the camparison to work.
 
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