Rat moved into my Compost Bin

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juvenal

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Rat moved into my Compost Bin
« on: January 03, 2018, 22:49 »
Plastic standard Council issue black bin sited on flat bare earth. I never put eggshells in, only kitchen peelings, tea bags, coffee grounds etc. I never put cooked stuff or any meat in the bin.

Any suggestions to get rid of this intruder, please? Dead or alive.

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Re: Rat moved into my Compost Bin
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 06:58 »
I use an off the shelf rat poison, which you can get at Wilko, B&Q etc. Either put the bait in the middle of a length of drainpipe, laid on the ground and supported by bricks so it doesn't roll.
If you've got some spare bricks, build a little shelter just 1 brick high and totally covered with bricks, with just a 7cm gap in one of the sides, and the bait inside.
Normally works within a couple of days.
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Re: Rat moved into my Compost Bin
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2018, 07:43 »
I blocked up the route into the bin, made the bin contents wet, and longer term put weldmesh underneath the bin to prevent further access.
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: Rat moved into my Compost Bin
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2018, 14:22 »
I blocked up the route into the bin, made the bin contents wet, and longer term put weldmesh underneath the bin to prevent further access.

This works!! They don't like living in wet conditions so pouring in a watering can full of water will certainly shift him. Weldmesh under the bin stops further visitors
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Re: Rat moved into my Compost Bin
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2018, 18:10 »
I tend to agree with pescader good suggestion's to rid yourself of this pest don't forget to wear your gloves when putting down your bate

when I bought  my plastic council bins I thought vermin so I set my bins on concrete slabs and put extra straps on the hatch and as yet had no probs I also tip some buckets of water in the bin occasionally

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Re: Rat moved into my Compost Bin
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 18:13 »
As above, plus keep mixing it.  I bought a mixer stick just for these dalek bins.  Turn it often to deter the rats.
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juvenal

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Re: Rat moved into my Compost Bin
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2018, 19:19 »
Once again posters have come up with very useful, practical advice. Thanks to all who have replied.



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