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I have "worms" in my bucket!

These are usually fly larvae.

There are two reasons for this:

1/  Flies work very quickly and lay eggs in your food waste collection container.  They then hatch in the bin but if it is kept closed they die from lack of oxygen - while adding a little more protein to you bin.

2/  The flies get into the bin through an opening as the bin is not closed properly or the tap is left open.  Always make sure you bin is closed and only opened once a day when you add your food waste into the bin.

An adult fly deposits eggs which mature into larvae within 8 to 24 hours. The larvae mature into pupa within 4 to 7 days. The pupa matures into an adult fly within 10 to 20 days.

However, these larvae (maggots) generally die in the bin as they do not have the required oxygen to survive.

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