Flies in the composter

Asked February 4, 2017, 1:44 PM EST

I just started a composter. Is it normal to have a gazillion flies in it. We went up this morning to add some table & cooking scraps and the flies were thick. It was really disgusting. They were big and ugly.

Josephine County Oregon

1 Response

Thanks for your question about composting. Could you answer a few questions, so I can get a complete picture of what you have going on?

1. What type of composting structure do you have? (A picture is worth 1000 words!)
2. Where is it located (assuming it's outside, but you never know!)
3. What have you been putting into your compost structure/heap?

I want to help you have successful composting, and will answer once you get back to me!