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Having a rat scurry through your house or listening to the squeaky noises that these little rodents make can be one of the most irritating aspects of having a rat infestation problem. But this is not the only problem that comes along with rats. Rats travel through various unhygienic places such as sewers and drains in search of food but at the same time become covered with hundreds of microbes and thereby act as a vector for many a disease. So how do you get rid of them and make your house rat proof? Here are some simple easy to follow tips.

Diseases That Rats Act As A Vector For:

  • Plague: The fleas that come along with rats can cause plague, one of the more famous ones being the bubonic plague that wiped half the population of Europe once upon a time.
  • Yellow Fever: This is another dangerous disease spread from rat urine and feces.
  • Rat Fever: Another bad disease that is rat borne.

How To Keep Your House Rat Free:

  • Close All Holes: Find all the holes and crevices in your house that is including the attic and roof so that no place is left unsearched. Once you have identified all possible entry and exit points shut then using putty or any other material. If they are small then probably blocking them with some object would do too.
  • Clean The House: Clean the entire house. A clean house without liter is a deterrent to rats. Keep all food closed, tight and safe so that its out of the reach of rats.
  • Use Peppermint Oil: You can use cotton or cloth dipped in peppermint oil and keep them in all the places where you think possible rat activity is there. Peppermint oil gives a strong odor that rats cant tolerate.

  • Organic Rat Deterrents: These are organic solutions that can be used to keep rats away from home. Do check if they are 100% organic.
  • Peppermint Plant: A peppermint plant acts in the same way as the peppermint oil, with the added benefit of being able to use fresh peppermint for cooking purposes and fresh air in the house.
  • Cat: A cat is always a pet that adds value to your house. They help keep the mice away if they are outdoor/indoor cats. If they are fully indoor cats then they would rather play with the rats than actually eat them.
  • Rat Traps: This is the last thing that you should do. This is to get rid of all the rats that are already present in your house. Try not to kill them, but instead drop them off in woody area few kilometers away from your house.

These are all different steps that you take towards a rat free home. To view some of are anti-rat products visit.


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