A Pest-proof (and Bear-proof) Composter

A Pest-proof (and Bear-proof) Composter

A Pest-proof (and Bear-proof) Composter

 Using a composter is a great way to reduce, reuse, and recycle yard and kitchen waste.  Unfortunately, humans aren't the only ones who have figured out the benefits of composting…pests and rodents have, too!  I frequently hear on Twitter and online forums from people who have squirrels, rats, and other pesky critters taking advantage of the free dining facility in their backyard composter.   Eeeew!

As unpleasant as that may be, I do have good news...  we've designed the Lifetime Compost Tumbler to be pest-proof!  How?  First, we made it a little trickier for pests to climb onto a Lifetime Composter bin by raising it off the ground on a weather-resistant steel frame.  But, even if critters do manage to make it onto the bin of a Lifetime Composter,  the double-walled, high-density polyethylene shell prevents rodents from eating a hole into the composter.  Finally, for one more level of added protection against pests, the Lifetime Composter lid latches tight to keep pests out and compost in.

Don't believe us?  Take a look at these pictures.  We strived to build a pest-proof composter, but even we were impressed to hear how well the Lifetime Composter faired against…a bear attack!  Yes, it's true.  William S. from New Mexico shared the following amazing pictures and his personal experience with us:

"The other night a hungry bear passed by. He fought the compost tumbler for 20 yards, leaving it upside down. There were some claw marks, and there is a bite where teeth went through in a corner. While I realize they are not specifically bear proof latches, they were good enough to keep our visitor out. The tumbler is back in service now."

Wow!  Thanks for sharing, William.  If you have your own great story to share about a Lifetime product, leave us a comment on this blog post, drop us a line at pr@lifetime.com, or share it on our Facebook page.  We'd love to hear from you!

 

 

Jan

Jan

Name- Jan

What I do for a living- First and foremost, I'm a doting mommy of a second grader and a 4-year-old, and a proud wife of a USAF F-16 fighter pilot!  In my pre-children life, I was the Communications Manager for Lifetime Products.  But, once you're a Lifetime fan, you're hooked!  So, after a few years of hiatus, I'm now a WAHM and am happily back on board at Lifetime as a freelance PR Consultant.  In addition to blogging for Lifetime, you can follow and chat with me on Lifetime's Twitter account @Lifetime365 and on the Lifetime Products Facebook page!

Topics I blog about- How I use Lifetime products in my everyday life at home, for kids parties and community activities, as well as inspiring stories... and GIVEAWAYS!  :)

My favorite products from Lifetime- 4x2 Table, 30” Personal Table, Chair, Youth Kayak, and Wheelbarrow.  Although, our Shed and Yard Cart are pretty close favorites, too!

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