Preventing pests | Allotments | Oldham Council

3. Preventing pests

To prevent pests like rats, you need to keep the area clean and tidy.

Good hygiene will also keep your animals healthy and avoid unpleasant smells.

  • Don't leave food lying around for rats to eat
  • Use a plastic storage bin with a tight lid
  • Collect eggs daily
  • Keep an eye out for damage from gnawing rats and fix immediately
  • Use quality weld mesh around chicken run rather than wire
  • Bury the wire and bend it outwards under the soil
  • Floor your run with weld mesh