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    If fruit fly, leave the bin open for the night, if cold, the buggers will die and also the rain will get to them (urine can also work).
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    I'm not taking the pee!
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    Hard to hold a converstion with your next door neigbour whilst peeing in the compost bin

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    Geordie what will the inch layer of soil do? The reason why I ask is that I have been down to the allotments and with everything rotting down nicely the compost bin is only half full. However the sides and lid of the bin are plastered with white flies so how can a layer of soil kill off the flies that are not on top of the compost? Should I give them a spray with some fly spray?
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    The flies are feeding off the rotting produce, the layer of soil will cover the food supply which will stop them colonising. If they are all around the inside of the bin or lid just hose them off.
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    Thanks Geordie I shall do that next time I am at the allotments.
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