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Ants in Compost

I've just emptied my compost bin and mixed some of it with last years compost. It's got ants in it. Can I use this in my pots or do I need to wait until they've all gone by using ant powder 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,642

    It'll be fine to use.  Don't use ant powder - it's an indiscriminate insecticide.  Ants are probably in your compost because it's too dry and not turned often enough - keep it slightly damp and turned regularly and they'll go and live elsewhere.  

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Paula JPaula J Posts: 14

    Thank you-Just sieved the rest of the compost and no ants. They must've been in old compost I emptied from the pot. 

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