When we get rats and mice in our house or garage, we don’t say ‘we need to get rid of our roof, then we won’t attract any rodents’. So why would we say we need to get rid of our compost if we see evidence of rats or mice there? They love the warm, dry environment and the food they might find is just a bonus. If we’ve got a compost heap we’re more likely to see rats and mice but that allows us to deal with them before they come into our house. They’re there whether we see them or not. We’ve also got rabbits as evidenced by their ‘scrapes’. The pheasants are pecking the purple sprouting broccoli I recently uncovered from it’s mesh because grew too tall for the hoops. Broccoli still developing nicely. Rattus rattus returned to the compost heap.