Are you fed up with those squeak sounds of rats in your home? Does the rats’ dropping in corners and drawers makes you feel uncomfortable? If so, then you are in the right place. There is a wide range of products available in the market to keep rats away from your home, but some are more efficient and safe than others. Here are some of the tips on how to get rid of rats from your home.
Proven best tips to keep rats away from your home
Use of rat traps that work
There are different types of rat traps available in the market that varies in degree of effectiveness. They also have different price tags. Examples of rat traps include snap traps, electric rat traps, live rat traps, and glue board rat traps. Ensure you use rat traps that work. When using traps to catch a rat, you need to understand how rats behave, get information on how they travel around your home and then put the rat traps along their travel routes. Check the matted path against a wall or other solid object strewn with mouse poop and stained with urine. That is exactly the place where you should set the rat trap.
Peppermint oil is another way of ridding your home of mice. It is a natural product that is safe for use for both outdoor and indoor rat control. Simply put a small amount of peppermint oil on some cotton balls and put the balls in the areas where the rats are living.
Dried snake litter
Buy dried snake litter from a zoo and put it in places where the rats are staying or along their travel routes. Rats will run away from that point because of fear of the snake.
Seal all the entry points
Finding out all the entry points to your home and seal them. There are dozens of areas rats can use to get in such as roof joints, vents, plumbing stacks, chimney, eaves, loose siding, soffits vents, and pipe outlets. Seal all such entry points by bolting in metal flashing or steel mesh and then use polyurethane sealant to stop air flow.
Rats are obnoxious creatures that can disrupt your normal life. For them to survive, they require enough food, require shelter and water. Get rid of pet food, compost piles, garbage food droppings and vines and make sure the environment around your home is not favorable to rats by always keeping your home clean.