Black Soldier Fly larvae are voracious consumers of organic waste and manures.

Black Soldier Flies are a non-pest species as the adult flies do not eat or congregate around a food source in the way that other flies often do. Adult flies live between four and eight days while the pupae and larvae live an average of four to six weeks in which they increase their weight up to 150 times.

When ready to pupate the BSF larvae migrate from their food source in search of a suitable pupation site and are easily collected in tins or buckets for further processing.

Larvae from a food waste growout process can be fed to chicken or fish directly or further processed into animal feed, or even oil for biodiesel production.