Are White Grubs in Compost Pile Beneficial

joseph danes added on October 27, 2012 | Answered

Are white grubs in compost pile beneficial?

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Answered on October 27, 2012

Yes, grubs are actually good for the compost pile, helping to break things down and aerate it. Generally, they will go away on their own, so. I wouldn't use any chemicals in the compost to get rid of them. Once you put the compost put in the garden, birds will most likely feast on any that are left and you could also hand pick the ones you see and drop them in a bucket of soapy water. If you happen to have chickens, they enjoy snacking on them too.

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Answered on October 28, 2012

Not if they are Vine weevils! Personally I wouldn't take a chance. If they are they could cause a whole host of problems for you. Identify what they are first before you use the compost...or not.

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