Fireants + Compost - Organic Solution?
We have two compost bins, one a stand alone container (like this http://www.patnsteph.net/weblog/2006/04/container-composting/) one a tumbling one like this (http://www.rainbarrel.net/compost.html#express).
The tumbler is great, no issues. The other one, I went to get some compost outof the bottom today for my garden, and Holy Fire Ant Colony. They are clearly in heaven as I've never seen such an enormous colony. They're definitely fire ants (bites to prove it). What can I do? I have fire ant killer but would rather not use that on a compost pile (I confess it's the only non-organic thing I do in my yard, but I do use it on mounds in the grass where kids play, nothing else seems to work). Compost goes on vegetables tho, so I don't want to kill all the good stuff in it. Is it salvagable?
I'm guessing it occured due to lack of turning. I did turn the compost, but not as frequently as I did with the tumbler.