3rd December 2019

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Do compost bins attract animals?

Composting For Dummies. Depending on where you live, you will need to keep various animals out of your compost. Creatures attracted to a compost pile may include rodents, cats, dogs, foxes, raccoons, coyotes, badgers, and javelina. Don't put meat, fish, bones, dairy products, grease, or oil in your compost bin.

Do compost piles attract snakes?

Garden mulches can attract rodents, which in turn attract snakes. Warm compost piles and stacks of firewood attract snakes and rodents. Place stacks of firewood and piles of compost on platforms that are at least a foot off the ground. Snakes and rodents often hide in tall vegetation.

What is considered brown material for compost?

Your composter or compost pile needs a proper ratio of carbon-rich materials, or “browns,” and nitrogen-rich materials, or “greens.” Among the brown materials are dried leaves, straw, and wood chips. Nitrogen materials are fresh or green, such as grass clippings and kitchen scraps.
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