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  • Maggots

    We have discovered tiny maggots around the top of the Hotbin under the lid edge. We have only recently started the bin, but the temperature is between 40 and 60 degrees. Should we be concerned?

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    Hi Neil,

    This is nothing to be concerned about they have probably entered via your food waste you have added to the HOTBIN. If you are composting between 40 and 60°c then they are probably trying to find somewhere cooler as flies and maggots die off around 42°c. They wont do any harm and you should find that they just die off eventually.

    If you use a kitchen food caddy just make sure the lid is closed at all times to prevent and flies laying eggs.

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