Rats are the awful creatures that roam in your homes without being invited and convert every stuff into rubbish. Did you know that mice nearly carry 20 different health disorders? So check out best home remedies to prevent them naturally.
1. Peppermint Oil
It can be used to get rid of rats due to its potent smell. Peppermint is non-poisonous and gives a pleasant aroma, unlike another rodent repellants. It directly affects their lungs, shrinks them and poisons them.
a) Peppermint oil
b) Few Cotton balls
a) Soak few cotton balls in the peppermint oil.
b) Now put them in the rat prone areas.
Note: Replace the cotton balls after 5 to 7 days.
Grow mint plant all over the boundaries of your home.
The potent smell of pepper makes it difficult for the rats to breathe and immediately kill them or flee from there quickly.
a) Sprinkle few crushed pepper all over the holes and corners where they mostly roam.
b) Repeat the process as needed for few weeks.
3. Bay Leaf
Bay leaves are safe for human beings but profoundly harmful to the rats as its scent is quite inviting for them but they are excellent repellents.
a) Put few bay leaves in the rat prone areas.
b) Do this till all are gone.
You Will Need:
a) Dried bay leaves
a) Take bay leaves and put them in a blender to make the fine powder.
b) Do this for nearly 5 to 7 days.
Onion is another highly effective remedy to prevent rats naturally. Its smell is odious to them.
Just chop one onion and put this inside or near the rodents.
This remedy is toxic to animals like as rats and dogs.
a) Allow onions to rot out for a few days.
b) Place this over the rat’s areas.
5. Baking Soda
It keeps the rats away from the areas they usually wander. The chocolate or sugar will attract them, and baking soda will cause severe bloating and then kill them immediately after consuming them due to internal organ disruption.
You Will Need:
a) 1 cup flour
b) 1 cup chocolate powder or 1 cup sugar
c) 1 cup baking soda
a) Mix flour and sugar/chocolate powder.
b) Now add baking soda to it and mix them well.
c) Fill few jar lids nearly half full of it and put them over the prone areas.
Sprinkle baking soda all over the nooks, holes, corners where you suspect them mostly.
6. Owl Feathers
It is used to scare rodents entirely try to place owl feathers in their hole.
7. Toy Snakes
Tip: Put some plastic snakes inside the holes of these intruders.
8. Instant Potatoes
Instant potatoes are the best way to kill mice. As potato flakes are dehydrated and after rats eat them, it begins to spread in their stomach and allow them to die before they completely digest it.
Sprinkle few tablespoons of instant potatoes where they are frequent
Note: Keep it out of reach of any other pets.
9. Castor Oil
It is another best remedy to get rid of them from your home.
Put a few drops of castor oil where you have seen rodent activity the most.
Cloves have overpowering taste and odor which rats mostly find it intolerable.
a) Place cotton balls in nearly 25 drops of clove essential oil.
b) Now put them around your home where there are nooks, cracks or holes.
11. Cow Dung
Cow Manure is an excellent natural rat killer. When they try to eat it, their gastrointestinal system gets ruptured, and they vomit it due to which immediately results in their death.
Put cow dung in closed areas or where they usually live like as attic or parking lots, or your basement.
It is the best cleaning agent, but it also acts as rodent repellant due to its potent smell. It is a blend of nitrogen and hydrogen and smells like the urine of a predator.
You Will Need:
a) 100-milliliter water
b) 2 cups ammonia
c) 2 teaspoon detergent
a) Combine ammonia with water and detergent
b) Put this in a bowl where rats usually roam.