Natural Rat Removal Remedies

The last thing you want to find around your home or business is a rat. The often diseased rodents can cause significant property damage and spread contamination that puts you and your loved ones at risk. Fortunately, there are a few natural rat removal remedies you can try to help get rid of nuisance rats.

Natural Rat Removal Remedies 

  1. Essential Oils – One common rat removal method is using essential oils. Several scents will overwhelm a rat’s sensitive nose and drive them away. Effective essential oils include peppermint, eucalyptus, and citronella. Simply soak a cotton ball in a diluted solution of water and your essential oil of choice. Then place the saturated cotton around areas of high rat activity to repel the pests.
  2. Onion – Another natural item that repels rats is an onion. Rats can’t stand the allium’s strong scent. Chop up a few pieces of onion and place it around rat entry or exit points. This method requires constant monitoring, though, as the onion will rot and its scent will fade.
  3. Steel Wool – Rats often make their way inside properties by using their powerful teeth to gnaw through just about any material. Steel wool, however, is a tough material that rats struggle with. Place steel wool around vulnerable openings around your home to prevent rats from entering.
  4. Cat Litter – Rats have many natural predators, including cats. However, you don’t need to adopt a cat to convince a rat that it is in danger. The scent of cat litter will mislead rats into thinking a cat is nearby. The rodents won’t want to live somewhere they feel threatened and will leave.
  5. Hire a Rat Removal Professional – DIY techniques can be effective, but most of them won’t provide a long-term solution. Ultimately, the most permanent rat removal method is to consult with an expert that uses humane methods to safely and permanently remove rats from your property.

Expert Rat Removal Services in Central Florida

If you have a rat problem on your Polk County property, you’ll want the experts at Critter Control® of Polk County on your side. Our experienced team of licensed and trained rat removal experts will quickly and safely remove nuisance wildlife from your property and keep them from returning. To schedule your inspection and receive a free rat removal estimate, call Critter Control® of Polk County today at 863-204-2815.


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