Natural Deterrents for Rats

You should never be living with rats in your house. Rats will not just transform your house into a mess. They are also responsible for the spread of a large number of diseases. Therefore, you need to make sure that you are getting rid of rats who live in your home at any cost. This is where you will come across the need to pay your attention towards natural deterrents for rats.

Following are some of the most effective natural deterrents available for rats.


It is a well-known fact that rats don't live in homes where there are cats. You just need to get a cat to your home and you will be able to keep rats away with ease. However, it is also important to make sure that the cat you get is active in assisting you to deal with rats. You don't need to provide any special training for the cat to catch rats. But if you get a barn cat, you will have to go through the steps to teach the cat on how to catch rats. This is where you can do a bit of background research about the cat. Then you will be able to hand over the responsibility to the cat.

Peppermint oil

Peppermint oil can act as an excellent natural deterrent for rats as well. If you want to end up with positive results, you need to make sure that you are using a decent amount of peppermint oil. Moreover, you should also make sure that you are using peppermint oil at a very high concentration as well. When you use peppermint oil like that, you will be able to create a strong odor. This odor is unpleasant for the rats. Therefore, rats will not tend to get into your house. 

Fox urine 

From numerous studies, it has been identified that fox urine can deliver effective results to you with keeping rats away from the house. You can find numerous products in the market, which are made out of fox urine. You just need to go through those products and buy the best ones. Then you will be able to keep them as natural deterrents to stay away from rats. 

You can think about applying fox urine around the perimeter of your house. Then you can keep the peace of mind because no rats will try to get into your house. However, you should also ensure that you are applying rats on a regular basis to ensure effective results.

Hot sauce mixture 

Hot sauce can also be used to stay away from the frustration caused by rats. You need to add a tablespoon of hot sauce to a gallon of water. In addition to that, you should add ' cup of dish soap as well. Then you can get the solution to a spray bottle and apply around your house. This will assist you to stay away from rats. 

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