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 Rats eating grubs 
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Post Rats eating grubs
I've had pretty good success with my BioPod plus, I use it for our small household's food waste and collect the grubs 1x a week or so for friend with chickens. Lately I noticed there are no grubs in the collection bin, or there are a few one day but gone the next. There are still grubs eating the in the compost. I saw a rat on my fence so suspect that is the culprit. Does anyone have tips on how to secure the collection bin to keep rats out? Thanks!


Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:36 am
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It works for monkeys ...... :)


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Thanks! Do you use on the biopod plus? Doesnt look like they are removing the collection bin but crawling through the gap. I'll try to use the bungees to secure it higher up, eliminate the gap but wonder if creating a gasket of sorts would help. and be a little easier to remove.


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nola_bee wrote:
...... but wonder if creating a gasket of sorts would help. and be a little easier to remove.

No experience with the Biopod I'm afaid, and I agree, it does seem to have an overly large gap.
As you say, maybe cut a gasket from styrofoam, or fill the gap with 2-part epoxy putty? link
Jerry posted these comments on the same subject, back in 2013 link


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