Hi compost fans I've been composting merrily for about a year; a big black compost bin, I put 3 layers of chicken wire around/under bottom before starting to use. Careful about what we put in, but recently some unrinsed eggshells and a whole pile of monkey nut shells went in....(it wasn't me, honest!) Now signs of rats inside (poo, burrowing etc). How to get rid without emptying contents, putting down poison etc. We live near a river with secluded/sheltered banks, so rats are pretty much inevitable, just don't want them any nearer the house or living in my compost...ideas appreciated!