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What repels snakes?

Depending on where you are in the world you may, at some point, encounter snakes in the compost bin. Some of these snakes maybe a problem and others will be insignificant. Here we will go through a few of the snakes that you’re likely to find in a compost bin and what to look for
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Rats near rivers

If we are looking for a way to barricade rats out of the garden by physical means, the answer to this question has to be no. We have to accept that if a rat wants to get in somewhere it will keep going until it gets there. They have plenty of time to chew at
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Rats in garden

There is no way of deterring rats from coming into the garden. There are so many ways in. Don’t waste money on any of those sonic devices that send out a noise that animals can hear but humans can’t. They will work but only for a little while. It appears that they get used to
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Composting toilet 3

Composting toilet When I’ve mentioned or suggested doing anything like this the usual response has been people turning their noses up and either they pretend they didn’t hear or quickly change the subject to something else. We prefer to turn a lever or push a button that sends our arisings on their way down a
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Composting

What is composting? Composting is the converting of organic material that was once living into a black crumbly material which is of immense use as a natural fertiliser for growing plants. These could be flower plants or vegetables and the waste from these can then be turned into compost at a later date. So with
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Worm farming

When you see a group of worms squirming around and over each other, you may think that this is organised chaos. You would be right, it is. They have no concept of a future. They follow their noses to wherever the food is and just eat. All of this activity is punctuated by moments of
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What goes in a compost bin?

You have a range of waste materials that turn up as general household waste but you may be wondering where you put what. Somethings can be recycled for manufacturing and used again e.g. plastics, but you need to know which materials can be turned into compost. So, what goes in a compost bin? Anything that’s
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