How To Kill Rats Without a Rat Killer Trap – How To Get Rid of Rats

Along with being the nastiest creatures, Rats are also one of the smartest animals on this planet. They are also the carriers of several disease-causing germs. They carry almost 20 different diseases that can be threatening to human health. Some of the diseases they cause are called rat bite fever, Leptospirosis, Lassa fever, plague and many more. Turns out, the threats they pose to human life can also be fatal. As per New York health department, one of the diseases caused by rats called Leptospirosis and spread through contact with rats urine. Although it is rarely spread from person to person, it can be lethal for a human. So, these obnoxious rodents need to be evacuated or driven away from your houses but it is best to kill them because when you set them free, they find their way back to your nest which they consider their  home. You don’t know how to kill rats without a rat killer trap or how to get rid of rats? Well then, you are at the right place. Here are seven simple home remedies to get rid of rats once and for all.

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Ammonia is not only an excellent detergent but it is also an excellent rodent repellent. Keep in mind, ammonia cannot kill rats rather it scares them away for a bit. The way ammonia works is that it imitates the scent of urine. When rats smell that, they get under the impression a cat or a fox is close by. Being scared, they run away. Take equal parts of ammonia and water, mix them together and place the mixture in a different bowls. Put the bowls near holes you think rats may be living in. For extra prevention, soak your mats in the solution. Repeat the remedy every few weeks.

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 Peppermint Oil

You may often hear people claiming that using peppermint oil to get rid of rodents is merely a myth. Well, they are wrong. Peppermint can work wonders in this regard if used correctly. Just make sure that you are using oil 100% authentic and specifically built to repel rats. What peppermint does is create a strong pungent smell like a detergent. Rats cannot stand that scent. Take a few cotton balls and pour some drops of peppermint oil on them. The stronger the smells, the more repellent it can be so, use the oil in a larger amount. At least, 5 to 6 drops on each cotton ball. This remedy works best if you place them at the entrance of your home. This way, rats will not enter. If you use this remedy once they are inside, it will not work. Rats will just find another spot without the smell.

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One of the most effective remedies to get rid of rats naturally has to be through onions.  The smell of onions is abhorrent to rats. Slice up some onions and place them dear or inside their holes.

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How To Kill Rats With Pepper – Pepper is a threat to rats as it makes it hard for them to breathe. Just grind some fresh pepper and place it near holes where you think rats might be living in. repeat this method two to three times a week and you will see positive results.

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Baby powder

Some of the elements present in baby powder are toxic for rats to some extent.

Although it is one of the least effective method, when repeated you may notice positive results.

Sprinkle some baby powder near rat holes. Repeat this daily.

how to kill rats with baby powder

Bay leaf

To survive, rats need food.  They consider bay leaf as their food and eat it. Bay leaf actually is lethal for rats. Put some bay leafs near the rat prone area. Repeat until you notice positive results.

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Human hair

Last but not least, human hair. Rats cannot stand the sight of human hair. Place some strands of hair inside rat holes or place them near sites rats tend to visit the most. Repeat 2 to 3 time a week for best results.

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For Step by step instructions, you can also check out the video. If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to ask!

    1. Margaret Thorpe Richards January 27, 2018
      • My Simple Remedies January 27, 2018

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