- Rats' nest in my composter
- ioloMemberPosted 4 years ago
SkillWill – Member
Poor rats 😥jaymoidMember
Dig it out. Its good to turn your compost anyway.
I personally don’t, although I might do if I had a family of rats in there.Posted 4 years agoterrahawkSubscriber
we had rats in the roof space in an outbuilding that I demolished (old house, outside bog). I was up a ladder, removing the slates when all of a sudden they all legged it ACROSS MY HEAD.
luckily I landed on the grass when I fell off the ladder.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve no idea where they went. Maybe our next door neighbour smoked them in her bong.dangeourbrainSubscriber
Not likely a grain of truth to this but I’ll spout it any how (’tis the Internet after all)
Be careful of the (poisoned) rats setting fire to your composter as the phosphorous in the poison breaks down in their rotting carcases. I heard this once happened in a loft. (more likely urban myth than fact bu…)Posted 4 years agoBig DaveMember
I was called out to a job yesterday where a rat had set up home in a less than year old Mitsubishi Outlander and eaten through most of the wiring loom whilst peeing everywhere. The smell and the mess was astonishing. The damn thing had even left droppings between the headlining and the roof. Composts heaps are fairly common places for rats to make a nest at this time of year, cars thankfully less so.
I wouldn’t be using that compost for food now that you’ve been flinging poison in. Truth be told it probably wouldn’t be very good for much mixed with that stuff.
The active ingredients in rat bait are never present in a concentration of more that 0.005% in most cases and only have an active life of a few weeks inside bodily tissues and vital organs. The presence of a decomposing rat in the compost would be more of a concern.Posted 4 years agojota180Member
you be needing a patterdale and a large shovel to whop the rats on the head with as they flee.
It’s very easy to end up hitting the dog as well/instead of the rats, both move with lightening speed
I have a few T shirts from various campaigns regarding this 🙂
If you’re not worried which way they’ll run, a simple hosepipe down the hole will have them leaving home pdqPosted 4 years ago
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