What is a Natural Deterrent of Rats

Waking up to the poop of some creature makes you think, What would that be? From where it can enter the house or kitchen? Coming to the kitchen at night, and you scream your lungs out by finding a rat running.

Rats are the most disgusting creature on the planet in different colors, from white to black. One they find out a way to enter, they will never leave unless you take some measures to do so.


  • You are not sure that the food is clean or not when you found them in your pantry.
  • They carry a disease known as rabies.
  • They can make holes in the cupboards and the walls.

There are several ways to get rid of rats. Some of them are discussed below:


The strong smell of ammonia makes the rat annoyed and prevent to come near. You can make your spray

  • Add 1 cup ammonia
  • Mix with 1 cup of vinegar
  • Pour it into the spray bottle and spray all around areas where rats are present
You can either soak the cotton balls in the mixture and place them in the areas.


You can collect urine from your pets if possible. Otherwise, please buy it from the shop. It will give them the feel of the animal itself.


The cats and dogs are the best options to make them stay away. You can keep your pets in the yard, so prevent them from entering the house.


Rats do not like the strong smell of the onion so that you can hang the onions in the cupboards or places where rats are seen.

ESSENTIAL OILS The essential oils used to repel rats are

  • Peppermint oil
  • Lemon oil
  • Eucalyptus oil
  • Citronella oil
You can soak up the cotton balls in the essential oils and put them on the places. Either you can make a spray by adding a drop of essential oil with water and spray it all around.


Mothballs are toxic and make the rat's miles away from your home after smelling it. You can make your repellent spray

  • Firstly take the mothballs in a plastic bag and crush it with a hammer
  • Put into water
  • After mixing add up one tablespoon liquid dishwashing
Spray it all over are the parameters of your home.


To sneak away from rats, you can put some plants inside the home, which can use as a repellent for rats. Those plants are

  • Lavender
  • Daffodil
  • Peppermint
  • Camphor
  • Allimur

Add freshly crushed garlic on the places of rats; the strong smell won’t allow him to come again.


Dust off the chili flakes on the entry side and the pathway of the house, this is an old way to make the animals away.


I guess this article has informed everything which gives you the knowledge of how to get rid of rats.

You can either use live traps, killing, and electronic traps as well.

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