And then we saw a rat...
...Ugh. My husband immediately transferred the compost in progress to the city bin and we have been putting our scraps out for pickup ever since (and we haven't seen any more rats). But it annoys me, because the company that picks it up sells their compost to farmers rather than making it freely available to residents as the old company used to do. Plus I kind of want my precious organic scraps to enrich my pitiful garden rather than slumming it with all the conventional carrot peels working for a living out there.
But the possibility of rats makes my compost heap a non-starter...or does it? Is there something I could do differently to prevent attracting them or do they come with the territory?
Asked by Ann
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