Thursday, July 19, 2007

Residential Food Waste Diversion

BSF larvae are voracious consumers of food scraps. Decomposition via digestion can be measured in hours, rather than weeks or months. Wastes are reduced by up to 95% of original weight and volume. Despite their insatiable appetite in the larval stage, BSF are a relatively innocuous species of native arthropod - harmless to humans, pets and wildlife. Adult BSF possess no functional mouth parts or stingers, so they are not capable of feeding, biting, or inflicting pain. They are notable at mitigating the presence of the common house fly and other filth bearing flies - a definite plus for back yard composting.

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