Rats and Compost bins
Three-sided Pallet bins offer no protection against rats, and it is a case of making a compost mix that does not attract too many visitors and regular turning of the contents to put them off.
Over wintered bins where the contents have not been disturbed for a couple of months are likely to containing evidence of visitors such as the burrows shown in the photos. I knew we had rats round the plot and had seen the occasional visitor in the three-sided pallet bins before, but this is the first time I have found burrows in the bin. The compost was moved to the maturation bin and no evidence of nesting was found so it was just a visitor . More information is given on my Rats etc in compost page. http://www.carryoncomposting.com/416920198