Rats can be a horrible nuance and pest to deal with especially if they’ve managed to invade inside your home. The biggest issue with these guys is touching/stepping on their excrement or pee by mistake which can then lead to doctor visits and maybe even hospitalizations. Today I’ll share my top best tips to avoid rats anywhere.
- Close your doors before evening. In reality, your doors should be closed at all times but once it’s dark out, these guys get the courage to come and get dangerously close to your home and doors, therefore, make sure all points of entry to your home are closed.
- Get a cat or a dog. Rats won’t stand a chance against any cat they’re natural enemies and the moment a cat is present in your home, rats will steer clear almost immediately. Not all dogs are persistent on hunting down rats, some are even scared of them but most dogs will keep them away.
- Poison. The traditional go to method, the problem is that if you have small children in your house, it’ll be difficult to keep the kids away from the poison whether you set it balls, dust trails or food you’ve mixed the poison with. It’s still one of the best as rats tend to bring food back to their nests. With one poisoned rat, you kill them all.
- Glue traps. For when you have a rat that’s already sneaked inside your home. Set these traps with a piece of food (not necessarily cheese, just something that won’t rot easily), and leave them near the area where you last saw the rat.
- Avoid accumulating trash. Trash that’s been accumulated for a long time will attract rats, it’s inevitable because they’ll relate the smell of food left overs with the zone where you put your trash can outside. Which brings me to my next tip.
- Avoid throwing out food with the trash. Set aside a spot in your refrigerator for food left overs no one will eat, are about to go bad or already did. Freeze them in your refrigerator to avoid having to deal with the smell or maggots and get rid of them the day your local trash pick-up truck drives by.