20. Jan, 2018

Rats in the compost bin

Most composters will never see a rat  in their bin but  the fear of rats, and other  pests,  is the  third most common obstacle to home composting. There has been some discussion of the topic on Facebook little has been written giving an overall approach to the problem. There is now a page on  www.carryoncomposting giving information on positioning the bin to reduce the likelihood of infestation, the signs of infestation, bin contents that attract rats, the effects of human intervention, bin design and measures to be taken if rats are found in the bin as well as making the garden less rat friendly