Thinking of doing a spot of gardening this season and turn your lifeless backyard into a relaxing and idyllic retreat? Perhaps you’ve already started planting seedlings, refreshing old pots, supplementing nutrients, and keeping pests away from budding fruit and flowers. For a passionate gardener, there’s almost nothing that could ruin the dream of luxurious, thriving, colorful, and textured gardens in the summer – unless it has sharp teeth, a long tail, gray fur, and an insatiable appetite for devouring anything green.
, because he’s the potential destroyer of everything you’ve built so far and able to trash your dreams of lushness and growth in a second, is a common occurrence for Canadian homeowners during the warm season. A recent news report revealed that backyard composting bins in the parking lot under the north end of Burrard Bridge in Vancouver have been attracting rats on the premises of a local daycare.