Rats feeding on bird food! What to do?
Have made a contract with the wide range of birds in my garden to make sure food, fresh water and nesting boxes will be available every day.
unfortunately rats occasionally appear on the scene to enjoy the regular facilities.
I make sure that food is hung in difficult areas for the rats and remove at night after a good sweep up. All our wildlife food is kept in a large metal dustbin locked away in a shed. However Mr Rattie and family visit food area during the day and pick up bits fallen from feeders.
i love all wildlife including Rattie & friends but told by environmental health we Must report these problems and have bait boxes to get rid of them.
Any views please?