Yeah, it's not worth it unless you only need 1/4" or less. They start to get nasty after that and the smell makes you want to throw up, then the smell makes more of the die. It's a big nasty mess. It's hard enough to pull out the dead crickets from my bins, I couldn't imagine having to do that ALLL the time. I only do it every few days because I'm lucky and they don't die that fast on me.