We know damp bathrooms are a common place for mold to grow, but did you know, mold can infest compost, gardens, patios, and balconies? The summer months can also create an ideal environment for mold in other unexpected places. Indoor containers for food scraps can sprout white, pink or green mold overnight, as can garden or balcony compost bins. Although most types are non-toxic, you should isolate and dispose of such mold to avoid potential risks to people and pets. White or green mold on patios, decks, and balconies can be eliminated by a brisk scrubbing with a strong disinfectant.