How To Get Rid Of Rats Home Remedies

How To Get Rid Of Rats Home Remedies

Having rats in our houses is dangerous. They may damage our properties, spread several fatal diseases, and contaminate food storages. Rats, mice, and other rodents will peep into our house and destroy the stuff you have carefully stored. They can peep through small holes in the corners of our house, gnaw through woods, insulation, and wires.

They not only access your food, but rats are also dangerous to our health too. If you have rats in your home, then you need to do something about it immediately. Before doing any natural remedies, the one thing you should do is to keep your home neat and clean. 

Rats dislike the smell of peppermint oil and they repel. So you can use peppermint oil to get rid of rats.  Soak cotton balls in peppermint oil and place it around the common entry points where rats are found.


10 Natural Remedies To Get Rid Of Rats From Home

1. Peppermint Oil

Peppermint Oil

Rats have a high smell, sensory and peppermint oil in high concentrations helps you to chase rats aways. Do this for a few days continuously. Along with chasing rats, peppermint oil gives a fresh odor to your home.

2. Mixture of plaster of Paris with cocoa powder

Mixture of plaster of Paris with cocoa powder

Mix some dry plaster of Paris with cocoa powder. Spread this mixture in places where rats frequently visit, like kitchen or storage places.

Also, spread them in the areas infested by rats and around their entryways and hideouts. Once they eat this mixture, it will dehydrate rats and they will run out of the home in search of water and will eventually die.

3. Ammonia

Rats cannot tolerate the pungent smell of ammonia. Therefore ammonia is a strong and powerful rat repellent. Mix 2 cups of ammonia with 200ml of water and add 2 to 3 spoons of detergent to it. Place this mixture in a bowl near locations where rats are commonly found.


Even some humans do not like the strong smell of bleach. Spraying a solution of ammonia and water around rats’ hangout will also help drive them away.

4. Black pepper

Black pepper

Black pepper is an effective home remedy for dealing with a rat infestation. Black pepper contains a compound known as piperine and it is toxic to rats. To get rid of them, spread hot pepper flakes in the corners and doorways.

5. Rat traps

Rat traps

This is the most commonly and readily used home remedy to get rid of rats from our houses. Now several types of rat traps are available from the market. You can buy according to your convenience. To attract them towards the trap, place a small piece of coconut or any other food items on the trap. 

6. Owl’s feather or plastic snakes

It is an uncommon remedy to get rid of rats. Keeping owl’s feathers or plastic snakes in your garden, yard, or kitchen frightens rats and they may run out of your home. It’s not easy to get an owl’s feathers, so you can use plastic snakes.

7. Onions and garlic

Onions and garlic

The smell of onions and garlic keep away rats. Slice an onion or some garlic and keep in the places where you commonly see rats. They are smell sensitive and may run out of your home. Remember to replace the onion after two days as it is rotten. Also be careful, because sometimes onion may harm your pets too.

8. Instant potato powder

Instant potato powder

Instant potato powders are readily available in the market. Buy it and spread it in the doorways and around the area of rats. When rats eat it, it gets inflames=d in their intestines and runs out of the house to drink water and eventually kills them.

9. Bay leaves

Bay leaves

The smell of the bay leaves may attract rats and they think that it’s some food for them. But when they consume bay leaves, they choke themselves and eventually die. Thus placing some bay leaves in the corners and kitchen of your house helps to get rid of rats.

10. Cloves or clove oil

Cloves or clove oil

Rats are smell sensitive and any pungent smell may chase or irritate them. Place some cloves near the rat holes and the smell of the cloves are enough to get rid of them. You can also spray some clove oil near rat holes or in your kitchen.  

So these are the effective home remedies that you can do at your home to get rid of rats and mice.

Any pleasant smell can be used to annoy rats and rodents. You can buy repellent that uses these odors or you can use the essential oils of these plants like peppermint oil around your home, outer buildings, and garden.

Having rats in your home may cause many problems for you. Rat allergy symptoms may appear immediately if you are prone to rodent droppings allergies.

The symptoms include stuffy nose, itchy eyes, itching, coughing, skin rashes, difficulty in breathing, and other respiratory problems.

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