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If you've managed to get rid of mice and rats in your house, you want to make sure they don't come back. Although people don’t like rats, rats love people. They love the places where people live. They love the foods that people eat. But people don’t want rat in home. If you have rats getting into your house, and want to keep them away, there is an excellent 100% effective natural rat repellent.
- Moth Balls – Mothballs is a cheap and easy the end-all be-all animal and rodent repellent product sold on the market today. Take the mothballs directly from the box and place them in the areas inhabited by mice. Naphthalene is created from an organic compound anyway. Using naphthalene balls is quite simple. Place and keep them in places like sewage lines, toilets, sinks and cupboards.
- Ammonia - Similar to the above, ammonia smells bad, so it's thought that it'll make rats move out. You’ll find testimonials all over the place, especially online, on various forums, coming from people who claim ammonia is yet another top-notch liquid rat deterrent. Rats are one of the quickest spreading pests that you can have. That is bad on many levels, especially because rats can carry many diseases and can spread them by leaving droppings everywhere and they can even carry rabies. Using ammonia is not a sure shot way to get rid of rats, but it might scare them away for a little bit.
- Peppermint Oil – I have actually used peppermint as BAIT on rat traps, and caught rats! Sure, peppermint is going to keep them away. You can use this indoors or outdoors. It is a natural product that is safe for humans and animals. The lazy method for homeowners who don’t want to plant and grow mint in their garden, peppermint oil also works fine. Using peppermint oil is not a sure shot way to get rid of rats, but it might scare them away for a little bit.
- A Live Cat - Yes, cats are great hunters, and will kill rats. I’ve seen this with my own eyes. So if you ‘know/feel/hear’ to have several rats, giving you a terrible headache during the night, while you sleep (due to gnawing, scratching, etc) you may of course consider adopting a cat. A live cat is great option to prevent rat in home. Using live cat is not a sure shot way to get rid of rats, but it might scare them away for a little bit.
- Block rats’ paths of entry- Block rats’ paths of entry into your home and outbuildings. Rats can squeeze through cracks wide and through holes the size of a dime.
- Rat repellent- These types of repellents are designed to scare rats, and consist of scents spread by the most fearful rodent’s predator ever, the cat. There are many rat repellents in market which you can purchase from online or from local stores.
- Mint- Yep, growing mint in your garden is probably the most cost effective way to repel rats naturally since it’s ‘almost’ free and these are known to hate the smell, the plant and everything in between associated with peppermint. That is bad on many levels, especially because rats can carry many diseases and can spread them by leaving droppings everywhere and they can even carry rabies.
- Clean up fallen food or garbage- If you have fruit or nut trees, clean up any fruit that falls on the ground. Make sure your garbage cans have snug lids and are made of metal. If you have to use plastic trash cans, make sure that there are no holes in them.