I realized way too late that I have an infestation of these little flies/gnats called fungus gnats. They are unlike fruit flies, but just as annoying. I have tried the traps that folks have recommended on worm composting sites (to no avail), have vacuumed them out of the air and off the surface areas (helps, but minimally) and now I've ordered a bacteria that is safe to use in worm bins that will attack the larvae. It makes sense that attacking the larvae is the route I need to take. I am ready. Now - here's the question.
The worm bin is in my basement seed-starting area. Fortunately I have no plants down there now as they'll damage new seedlings (and have I believe). We are going on a week long vacation and if I"m not vacuuming 2X/day, they go nuts. I am afraid that if I don't get the order of bacteria by the time we leave they'll completely take over the basement by the time we return! If I put them under our deck, in the shade, how safe will they be? OUr temps will probably be in the 80's while we're gone, but 90-95 is not unheard of in June here. (Average temps in June are 52-81 degrees). Would you chance putting them outdoors in a protected, fully shaded area?
Right now the worms are incredibly healthy and multiplying. I don't want to come home to dead worms!
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