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Eric Vinje

Hello –

The best way to keep rats and raccoons out of your composting system is to reduce the conditions that attract them. Here are some suggestions:

• Limit table scraps, meat, fish and dairy products, and use mostly lawn and yard waste in your bins.

• Rodents do NOT like wet living environments. Water the area around your bins frequently and keep it moist.

• Keep your bins sealed to prevent access.

• Rodents do NOT like to be disturbed. If possible, discourage them by increasing the activity around your bins.

• Traps, repellents and baits — use caution around your dog — will help reduce pest numbers.

Good luck!