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how do i prevent ants invading my compost bin last year i couldnt use a bin full ofcompost as there was so many ants and i already have too many ants nests in the garden borders disturbing the plants roots and soil


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,874

    Keep it wet. In dry weather turn it out, throw it back in, and wet it as you go.

     Ants like dry undisturbed soil.

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  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    they don't like being in the wet, so if you keep your heap moist they won't invade it

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,498

    Ants, like most of us, like their homes to be dry and undisturbed - if you have ants in your compost bin that indicates that the compost is too dry and not aerated (stirred around) frequently enough. image

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