Rat exterminator

Rats carry many risks; they can destroy the structure of your house and as well as eats, contaminates your and your pet’s food. Rats chew wires of your house. This can be the real threat of fire; they build their nests in electrical appliances and chew wirings that cause the appliance short circuit, malfunction or lead to the risk of fire. Rats are significant health risks and can affect you and your family in many ways. There are almost 25 different diseases associated with rats. Food contamination is a common issue due to rats if anyone eats or drinks rat contaminated food or drink he is at great risk of being exposed to a bacterial infection known as salmonellosis. Symptoms of this disease include diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps etc. If an infected person is facing these issues for a longer period (sever cases), then he requires hospitalization.

Home remedies to get rid of rats

Here I am going to discuss some easily accessible home remedies that can help you to get rid of rats.

Peppermint oil

Rats hate the smell of peppermint. Put some drops of peppermint oil in a cotton ball and place it near the infested area. Repeat every few days to keep them at bay. And the great advantage is that your house will smell fresh all the time!

Instant potatoes

Sprinkle potatoes powder near all the places where you have seen rats, or on all doubted areas, rats will eat potatoes powder, and potato flakes will swell up in the intestine of rats, and it will kill them.


The pungent smell of onion is unbearable for rats, but onions get rotten very quickly, so you need to replace old onions with fresh onions after every two days.

Coca powder and plaster of Paris mixture

Simple mix the plaster of Paris with coca or chocolate powder and spread it around all the infested areas. Once they eat this mixture, they will die in a few hours.

Hot pepper flakes

This is the most inexpensive way to keep the vermin’s out of your home. Sprinkling pepper is an age-old way to keep away animals from plants. Spread the pepper along the entryway and other corners and keep the rodents away!

Ammonia and mothballs

Everyone hates the unpleasant smell of mothballs, and if we keep these mothballs along with ammonia it will make the smell more disgusting, this method is surely going to work against rats, and they will leave your house if you apply this method.


Mix garlic paste with water and spray it, or you can place the cloves of onion in desired areas. Garlic works great as a rat’s repelling.


There are many types of poisons available in the market that can kill rats easily. There are also rat poisons available that are safe for your pets and will not harm your family. Rat poison is a very effective method, but the only issue is that sometimes it can be dangerous for other wildlife.

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