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#90792 November 4th, 2006 at 11:29 PM
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I just got a bit of useable compost and upon potting up some things- I found tiny little centipede looking "worms" in it. What are they and how do I fix it?? I tried getting pics, but it was all blurry and you couldn't tell anything. I did get most of them out by putting a piece of potato in the pot and leaving it overnight, but want to know how to fix this problem....

#90793 November 4th, 2006 at 11:33 PM
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Those are a common bug that would be
found near or in compost..
They are a good bug, they break down
dying material...
I can't say they are bad...

Are you using the compost for outside stuff?
or an indoor pot??

I don't use compost inside, just outside,
and for me, I don't mind them..
To my understanding, they aren't harmful...

#90794 November 5th, 2006 at 12:54 AM
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It was a pot that I had outside and moved inside. I don't generally use it inside either! Thanks Weezie! kissies

#90795 November 5th, 2006 at 01:40 AM
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Yeah, you pretty much have got to do
a good inspection of pots/containers'
when they come inside..
They usually do have a fair amount of
"outdoor~critters" on or in them.....

And usually if it's starting to be fall
or chilly time, they like to set up camp/residency in nice snuggly places, that
keep some wet water out and protection
against the winds and elements...
so, those are #1 spots to head to....

#90796 November 5th, 2006 at 01:50 AM
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What about these bugs Weezie?
My compost is full of them!

#90797 November 5th, 2006 at 02:10 AM
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Yep, those are pill bugs or sow bugs...

Same calibar of animal..
You find them where there's decomposing
organic stuff...
They help with the process of breaking it down...

Again, I can't say they are a bad bug..

But that's why most times when they say to set
up a compost bin, to do so away from the house or garage or building..

#90798 November 5th, 2006 at 12:39 PM
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none of those bugs are a problem outside
inside ,its a matter of personal taste.

#90799 March 6th, 2007 at 12:56 AM
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If you have plants outside for long periods of time before bringing them inside for winter spray with insectisidal soap a day or two in advance .


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