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    clive is offline Germinator
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    Default White Fly In the Composter

    Can anyone tell me how to get rid of white fly in my composter?
    Any advice on the causes would be useful.

    Many Thanks
    Clive

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    Hi Clive welcome to the Grapevine. I asked exactly the same question because one of our compost bins is full of white flies. Apparently they are fruit flies and the compost might be damp. Try covering with 1 inch of soil.
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    or you can use shredded paper - Buy a paper shredder and shred your bank statements etc, this stops people rumigeing around in your dustbin and nicking your personal details
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    You know.. I wonder if they are fruit fly after all! Fruit fly are black...not white...I think maybe we need to look into this further!!

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    bit dark to look in a compost bin now Nicos, wait till morning
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    Recall genetic experiments at school with drosophilea (sp??) fruit flies....red eyed virgins (!) they were black flies...not white! No rude comments please!!!

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    In todays cosmopolitan compost bin you will find both white and black (technically brown) fruit flies. You can get rid of them as previously advised.
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    Well there we go!!

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