Posted: 01/03/2017 at 08:28
Verdun In my experience in the past I've found cosy rats nests in compost heaps that have been covered over the winter - the interior of the heap has been quite dry. I stopped covering the heaps and stopped finding evidence of rats nesting in them. Then last autumn my MIL had new flooring fitted and gave us a piece of old carpet to cover our compost heaps, and we've just found evidence of rats overwintering in there I won't be covering the heaps again - i shall let the winter weather keep the heaps damp in the middle, not dry and inviting.
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