How do you naturally get rid of rats?
- Spread peppermint oil, cayenne pepper, black pepper, or cloves around the home’s exterior to prevent the rats from entering the house in the first place.
- Sprinkle crushed pepper (or spray pepper spray) near rat openings and holes.
What scent will keep rats away? Rats have a powerful sense of smell. You can repel rats from your home and garden with scents they dislike, such as clover, garlic, onion, hot peppers containing capsaicin, house ammonia, used coffee grounds, peppermint, eucalyptus, predator (cat) scent, white vinegar, and citronella oil.
How can I get rid of rats fast at home?
- Catch-and-Release or Live Traps. Catch-and-release traps, also known as live or humane traps, offer an alternate solution for people who don’t want to instantly kill rats.
- Snap Traps.
- Sticky or Glue Traps.
- Bait Boxes or Bait Stations.
What smells do rats dislike? Rats, mice and other rodents are repelled by many different smells. Here is a list of the most common ones that rats don’t like: Peppermint oil Garlic Cayenne pepper Penny royal Bergamot Oil Cloves Mint Rosemary Lavender Cedar chips Ammonia Pine-sol Oranges Onion.