A few weeks ago, I saw a rat in our compost bin. No real surprise, we live in a city, rats are around. I checked the area and gave the bin a good kick next time to see if they were living there, but nothing moved so I assumed it was a one off visitor.
I’ve just been out there again and there is rat poo all over the compost. Now, in some ways this is encouraging. Rats, for all their dirty reputation, actually like to be fairly clean. They don’t poo in their nests. But they like to nest close to their toilet (don’t we all!).
Has anyone had this and how did you deal with it? We’re still trying to get rid of mice in our house, I really don’t want rats too! I’m very happy to kill the buggers (sorry if you are more sensitive to them than me. I’ve had to face down a cornered rat before, they can be rather nasty). My first plan is to move the compost bin (those plastic ones) and bury the bottoms in the ground a little to make it more difficult to get into. Any other suggestions?