I was turning the compost earlier this afternoon and ewwwww, whole mess of them. I looked them up on a web site and see that these should be beneficial for my compost. The compost pile is not close to the entrance of the house. I leave the top open on the composter. There is an ick factor here. I really do not like flies. Do you think birds in the back yard will migrate over there and eat them? Should I close the top on the composter? (That makes no sense--I know.) I don't put meat or dairy in there.