I wanted to show everyone how everything has settled down in my Worm Inn Mega since my recent harvesting session and (knowing a photo wouldn’t do it justice) decided to shoot a video. The timing of this video was quite good actually, since it allowed me to demonstrate my handy dandy method for getting rid of flying pests inside a Worm Inn.
As I explain in the video, one of the “negatives” of using manures in indoor systems is that you can end up with Stable Flies. These sneaky pests look EXACTLY like house flies, so a lot of people might not even give them a second thought if they saw them in the house. Once they land on you, however, it will become quickly apparent that they’re not just any old house fly. They bite!
This serves as a reminder of one of the main reasons I LOVE Worm Inns so much – and why I can’t help but think they are a sort of “ultimate” indoor worm bin. There’s absolutely no doubt that one of the primary issues new vermicomposters have with indoor vermicomposting is the “bugs” – especially the flying pests like fruit flies and fungus gnats.
The problem is that most systems can’t keep them contained at all – so it becomes much more of an “in your face” (literally – lol) problem! This causes a lot of newbies to toss in the towel – or at least to move their system to an outdoor location (where it becomes much more challenging to control the vermicomposting process).
Getting back to my Mega…
Now that I have lots more space available, my plan is to ramp up my feeding quite a bit (starting tomorrow). Apart from my usual kitchen scraps, I have a decent amount of leftover garden crops, along with a huge quantity of really old grass clippings.
Should be fun!