Under the wrong conditions, a wide variety of animal and insect pests are attracted to your composting project. And, under the right conditions, you still find insects and pests trying their hardest to gain access. Even your family dog or cat could be attracted to your compost pile if you put the wrong things in it.
Mice, rats, skunks, raccoons, and even snakes are just a few examples of animals that are attracted to your compost.
There is a wide range of insects and bugs that want to get to your compost for a source of food, or nesting.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to block and discourage both animals and insects from hanging around the compost pile. Be prepared for small insects to remain hovering around the compost. Even if they can’t get in, they are attracted to the odors.
Controlling pests is somewhat a function of the composting method that you select.
Here are some tips and ideas, to help you to minimize the traffic jam working its way to your compost:
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