Posted: 20/02/2017 at 10:04
Rats like potatoes (my brother is a potato farmer so I should know ) particularly in the winter when they need carbs to keep warm. Potato peelings at this time of year shouldn't attract them particularly when there's lots of other stuff around and the weather is warmer - I just don't put potato peelings on the compost heap in the winter if I've noticed rats about - but it's not worth getting stressed about.
If you discover that rats are nesting in the compost then it's probably too dry and not being turned enough. Keep it slightly damp, turn the compost regularly and as Lyn says, give the sides of the bin a good bashing with a spade or stick from time to time - it gives them a headache
Last edited: 20 February 2017 10:05:18