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Rats are small, filthy creatures that can easily make their way into your home in search of food, warmth, and shelter. Once you notice rat droppings or gnawed food boxes, act quickly to get rid of them before they do any more damage.
Rats can often carry disease and bacterial infections, so it's important you remove them as safely and as swiftly as you can.
There are many ways to get rid of these pests from your home, but there are some simple and effective home remedies that you can try too.
Rats dislike the pungent smell of onions. So, just place some onions around small holes and openings while making sure that the onions are replaced every second day. This will help to keep rats away from your home.
2) Hot Pepper flakes
Hot pepper flakes not only make humans sneeze but also keep rats and mice away. Sprinkle hot pepper along the doorways and other corners of your house to keep the rodents away.Image credit: pepperscales.com
3) Mixture of Plaster of Paris with Cocoa Powder
All you need to do is to mix dry POP with Cocoa or chocolate powder and spread it in the area rats frequent. Once they eat up the mixture, they will run out of your home frantically to drink water and die.4) Ammonia
Ammonia is a powerful and practical repellant for rats as they can’t stand the pungent smell. Prepare an easy to use ammonia spray. Spray it on small cotton balls and place near their favorite spots. The smell will make them feel suffocated and they will soon run away from your home in order to save their lives.
5) Potato Powder
Using instant potato powder also works to drive rats and mice away. Spread the instant potato powder in and around their favorite spots. Potato powder is readily available in the market, and when the rats consume it, it gets inflamed in their intestines and kills them.Image credit: mashed.com
6) Garlic Bulb
Since rats dislike strong smell, you must make complete use of this attribute of rats to drive them away. Mix chopped garlic with water and sprinkle it around your home or you can even spread garlic cloves in the pathway of their regular trail to drive them away.
7) Rat Traps
Trapping is the most effective and readily used home remedy to get rid of rats from the home. There are several types of rat traps available in the market, like sticky traps, live catch traps, and so on. You just select the one that fits your convenience and style.Image credit: goodhousekeeping.com
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