Getting rid of other critters
Bad news. I opened my bin this morning, several small flies flew out, and then I spotted one white mite, and several bright orange springtails (which means there must be more under the bedding that I can't see). I tried so hard to keep my bin "clean"; by rinsing every single worm when they first arrive, then froze and then microwave all kitchen scraps before burying them in the bin. I thought if the freezing don't kill off these bugs, the microwaving part will...but I still got them now! I have no clue where they come from. I even baked the paper scraps that I put in there!!
Ok, back to topic. I intend to use the VC with my indoor plants that are in my bedroom. I would hate to have mites and stuff at close proximity to my bed. Is there any way to get rid of all the critters, especially the mites, before applying the finished VC to the plants?