Rats in Compost

It is disturbing to open your compost bin and watch a rat scamper out!  We have been getting inquiries about how to manage compost to avoid rat problems.  Although it is almost impossible to completely rat-proof your compost, here are methods and suggestions for bin types that can help minimize the problem.

Suggestions for Bins:

 

You can stop rat activity before it becomes a major problem if you know what signs to look for.   For information about rat habits and signs, check Principles of Vertebrate Pest Management.

Good luck!

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