Critters in the compast pile

  • Critters in the compast pile

    Posted by Foxy_Pocket on October 10, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Was turning my compost pile and these critters appeared; not sure what they are. Reminds me of cutworms only much bigger. For the moment we put them in a can. They dig in the dirt like worms. Are they detrimental? Should I dispatch them and put in garbage or squash them then let them rot in compost? This is the first year we have seen them.

    • This discussion was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by  Foxy_Pocket.
    KansasFrontiersman replied 1 year, 4 months ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Okiegardener

    Member
    October 10, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    Those are grub worms and yes they eat plant roots.

    They turn into those green beetles that fly around

  • Pukalani-Farm

    Member
    October 10, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    If you have chickens, give it to them. They will love you for it.

  • Foxy_Pocket

    Member
    October 10, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Thanks, never see then before. My neighbor has chickens. So looks like they will have a snack this afternoon.

  • KansasFrontiersman

    Member
    October 11, 2022 at 12:56 am

    following

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