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Do natural rat repellents work?

It’s easy to see why a homeowner would consider a natural or DIY pest control solution for their rat or mouse problem. In their eyes it may remove the need to call for a professional or to have pesticides being used around their home. And while it’s true that certain natural rodent repellents work to some extent, they won’t reliably eradicate an infestation. The best way to repel pests can be determined by a professional exterminator.

Do Natural Rat Repellents Work? | Batzner Pest Control

The Best Natural Mouse Repellent

When it comes to natural rat repellent, what works best differs on a case-by-case basis. There are certain mixtures that may work better depending on the area of vulnerability and the scope of the infestation. These homemade rodent repellents include: 

  • Peppermint, eucalyptus, lemon or citronella essential oils
  • Ammonia and vinegar mixed in equal parts
  • Fragrant foods like hot sauce, garlic, onion or coffee grounds


Can Cleaning Keep Rodents Away?

Rats and mice love clutter, so if you make an effort to keep a tidy home it’ll definitely make the space less appealing to rodents. You can create a similar effect by sealing your trash bins, washing your dishes right after meals and cleaning up spills as soon as you see them. If rodents don’t have access to food they’re less likely to take up residence in your property. But if there is already a rat or mouse infestation in your home, cleaning won’t help.

A Reliable Rodent Control Solution

Better than oils or household chemicals, the best way to eradicate a rodent infestation is with help from one of Batzner’s Expert Rat Exterminators. We’re trained and have years of experience, and we can use that knowledge to get you free of rodents and other pests.

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