9 Ways to Keep Rats Away from your House


To keep these pests out of your house, you need to deprive them of what they want most: food and shelter. Here are few tips to keep rats away from your house, according to home remedy hacks website.

1. Peppermint Oil:

Peppermint oil can be used to prevent rats as they can’t stand its pungent smell. All you have to do is dip some cotton balls in the peppermint oil and place them in the rat-prone area.  It will surely give satisfactory results. 
Alternatively, citronella and castor oil can also be used.
Or else, grow mint plants around the boundaries of your home.

2. Owl’s Feather:

Owl’s feather will scare the rats and force them to run away. Try placing some owl’s feather inside the holes of these intruders.
Alternatively, if you can’t find one, keep some plastic snakes in your garden to get rid of rats in the yard.

3. Chili Pepper:

The pungent smell of pepper makes it hard for the rats to breathe and threatens their survival. Simply sprinkle some crushed pepper around the corners and the holes where they reside. You will notice positive results. Repeat the process if necessary.

4. Onions:

It is a very effective remedy to get rid of rats naturally. The smell of onions is odious to these nasty rodents. Just slice an onion and keep it inside or near their holes.

5. Human Hair:

It may sound weird, but rats can’t bear the sight of the human hair. This can be an effective way to repel rats. Clip a few strands and throw them inside the holes of rats or place where they tend to visit the most. As the rats will eat the hair, they will die.

6. Cow Dung:

It is a stinky process but one of the best ways to prevent these rodents. Take some cow dung cakes and spread them in your attic or garden. When rats eat the cow dung, it will inflame their stomach and lead them to die. Thus, helps get rid of rats outside the house.

7. Sound

Ultra Sonic. All rodents communicate and hear in ultrasonic frequencies.

Ultrasonic sound emitters can be purchased from good hardware stores. This sound not only hurts them, but also makes their ears bleed.

A sharp noise-making sound box is all you need to make them run away.

8. Baby Powder

talcum powderAlthough this method is not that effective; however, you may try it once. Sprinkle the baby powder on the corners and around the rat-prone area.

This powder intoxicates the rodents and helps you get rid of them to some extent.

9. Steel Wool

Want to get rid of rats in the walls? Create barriers using steel wool. It is harder for rats to nibble the steel wool.

So, find out their access point and block the way.


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