razyrsharpe wrote:what can I do, short of poisoning them, to get rid of the ants I found in my compost pile today? it is a rather large colony. I know it is natural for this to occur, so there must be someone who has experience in solving this problem. I await your knowledge and thanks in advance!
Earlier this year I had an ant problem in one of my compost piles. All I did was turn the pile every day for a week or so and they went away---------to where, I have no clue. Fast forward a couple months later and I found a termite nest starting in the pile. For that, I got out my seafood boiling pot (80 Qt.), got the water boiling, turned the pile and doused it with boiling water. They went away too.