VINE WEEVIL - INTO COMPOST BIN OR NOT?
Can I put used compost that I have found contains Vine Weevil Grubs into my compost bin? I don't want to use any chemicals/nematodes. My garden is mostly paved and decked and therefore most of my plants/shrubs are in large containers. Some articles say 'don't put infected compost into a compost bin as you only spread the problem. Others say, 'It's ok as the grubs feed on live roots so they would die anyway if put into the compost bin. Which is correct? Being an OAP on a limited pension, I cannot afford to keep buying new compost nor do I have the strength to keep emptying and refilling my containers. I kill any grubs I find and spread the old compost out on a plastic sheet and the grubs have eventually disappeared. (taken by birds?). I also had a nightly walk with a torch last year picking off any adults I saw. I don't like to throw my old compost away and would like to reuse it.