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How To Repel Rats?

Rats are some of the peskiest animals around. Besides being a nuisance, rats can also be damaging creatures as well. They are master at the art of hiding and getting into things. If left alone, rats can tear up a house and rummage through a great deal of items. In order to keep this from happening, how does one repel rats? When attempting to rid a piece of property of these rodents, there are lots of efficient methods to choose from.

How To Efficiently Repel Rats

1.Repel rats with poison. This little trick works like a charm if you are ready to go all out in an attempt to repel rats. However, many see this method as barbaric and inhumane. Regardless, using rat poison will undoubtedly eliminate most of the rat population around your home.

2.Use sticky traps to stop rats in their tracks. Sticky pads have been used by homeowners for many years now. For one, sticky traps are very efficient at what they do. They catch rats that walk over them. After becoming, immobilized, they can then be removed from the premises. Another reason why sticky traps are so popular is that they are a very humane method of getting rid of rats. However, if you let them go outside, rather than killing them, then they will probably just try to get back into your home.

3.Mouse traps are great at repelling rats from your property. The most traditional use of rat traps is in the home; however, many people also use them outside to repel rats from their property. It is a good idea to place them around the perimeter or your home or property. This way, rats attempting to enter the area will either get caught or repelled away. Remember where you put the traps though – it would not be fun to step on one!

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4.Keep a house clean and tidy in order to repel rodents. Rats are a lot like hosts in that they usually seek a human home for resources. They break into our homes because we have food and leave crumbs everywhere. Therefore, it seems rational that the less crumbs and food that you leave laying around, the less likely there will be little rodents crawling around looking for a free snack.

5.Wax bait is an excellent way to keep rats outside of your property. Use this particular repellant sparingly around the limits of your property to keep new rats from entering. What happens is that they will eat the wax bait and then they will more than likely never return.

6.Make it difficult for rats to enter your home. This means checking all of the most common methods rats use to enter homes. Trim branches that lean on or touch your house. Branches often lend a helping hand to rats trying to get in. Installing some wire mesh over crawlspaces and vents will keep many rats out as well.

Remember than there are many more methods and techniques out there to keep the rats on your property at bay. Remember that they breed like crazy and that they are also almost impossible to completely eliminate. This means that you will have to be patient when trying to effectively repel rats. However, if you use some of the methods listed above, you should have no problem eliminated a great deal of them from your property.

Kelly

Kelly Sperber has been a professional writer for 5 years. She joined TheHousingForum Team in January, 2011. Kelly enjoys skydiving, attending fashion shows, and gardening in her spare time.



  • Joseph

    Leave traps outside? what about dogs cats etc? Please get more informed before giving advise.