I have been offered more than a dozen large bags of leaves which I thought I could use to mix with soil and manure however on opening some of the bags I found ants, which I already have in abundance on my property but more importantly, I found the bags contained rather a lot of tiny (1/4 inch or less) black worm like insects. I have no idea what they are, maybe some kind of larva? They got pretty active when disturbed. My question is, do I want the bagged leaves? It seems a shame to turn down some good mulching material if these lil black things are harmless.
The leaves are from the Georgetown, TX area if that helps any.
I really would appreciate any feed back. Thank you :-)