|Recently I used a mechanical shreader to chew up limbs, twigs, leaves, etc. The shreader did an excellent job, taking a large stack of organic material and reducing them to a several cubic yards of humus.
About two weeks later, I noticed thousands of small read ants. Are these insects benificial to the humas activity, or should they be removed. Would pesticide be ill advised?
I apologize for this delayed reply to your gardening question and hope it is still helpful to you.
I wouldn't worry about small ants in the piles. Nature loves to come to a compost party!
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