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If you’re having an issue where rats are getting
into your home, the problem needs to be
addressed immediately considering rats can carry
diseases that are harmful to humans and pets.
These diseases include Salmonella, TB, E. coli
and Weil’s disease. They also carry ticks,
fleas, mites and they certainly cause you to
experience allergic reactions while in your
home. It’s not typical for you to actually see a
rat in your home because they love to hide from
humans. However, you can pick up on signs that
could indicate a rat problem such as damage to
wires and wood, scratching noises inside the
walls, distinctive ammonia like smells, ripped
packages of food, nests or even burrows in your
yard. When you notice these signs, it’s time to
get into action.
Removing Their Food Sources
There are many ways to repel rats and keep them
from moving in without notice. Some repellants
work well alone while others are more effective
with a combination of repellants. Even so, the
first thing to consider when trying to keep a
rat out of your home is to remove their food
sources. Avoid leaving any type of food out.
Instead, use metal and plastic containers for
storing and keep your kitchen clean. This
includes cleaning under those heavy appliances,
cookers and other hard to reach places where
food may drop down. If a rat gets into your
home, he probably found food outside first which
led him to check your place out. Clean around
outside trash areas, use bird feeders that are
squirrel proof and never put any type of meat
into a compost pile.
Routine Home Checks
By doing routine home checks, you can locate any
holes that need to be sealed to keep rats from
entering. When doing this, it’s important that
you look into small dark crawl spaces that
aren’t necessarily visible. These are the areas
where rats will more than likely get in. Make
sure that all of your doors have bristle strips
on them, because it is nothing for a rat to
squeeze it’s behind through an opening that’s as
small as 1 cm. Another thing that you should
check during your routine home check is pipes.
Believe it or not, rats have been known to get
into your home through broken pipes leading from
Ultrasonic Rat Control Repellant
Ultrasonic rat control repellants give off a
sound that is totally annoying to rats making
them turn the other direction before they even
think of moving towards your home. The best part
about these repellants is that humans are not
able to hear them. The drawback is that if you
already have an infestation of rats and don’t
know it, they could actually become immune to
the sound and they’ll never pay any mind to
their eviction notice.
If you want a deterrent to use against rats that
is natural, peppermint oil is another option you
can consider. Peppermint oil has an odor that
rats despise and it seems to work well enough
considering exterminators have often used it to
change the course of rats and force them into
cages. What you can do is place the peppermint
oil around the inside of your home along the
edges of the wall or you can place the oil along
the route you think the rats travel most
frequently based on their activity.
Exterminators have found it useful to use
peppermint soaked rags as a placing over the
rat’s holes. This action is supposed to drive
the rats out of the holes and into the trap,
cage or bag. However, there may be more rats in
your home than you’re aware of and this calls
for the attention of a professional who can get
them all out at one time easily and quickly.
Everyone knows about toilet cakes considering
they are what keeps our toilet bowls extra fresh
and clean, but what does it have to do with
repelling rats? Well, rats hate the scent of
toilet cakes. They are somewhat like mothballs
because eventually they dissolve. Take several
toilet cakes and crumble them into small pieces.
Throw them in rat holes and nests to drive rats
away. The only problem with using this as a
repellant is that it doesn’t last very long and
if it gets into your skin, it will definitely
burn you. This make this repellant dangerous in
households where curious little ones reside.
While all of these repellants can be effective
in the right circumstances, the only way to get
rid of mice for good is by trapping them. A
professional is needed to determine the right
removal method depending on the severity of the
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