Have you seen any rats in your house? If there is one, surely there are many more because these animals never live alone. Rats are carriers of diseases that can easily infect both children and adults, that is why it is essential that you keep them at bay and well away from your home. The chemical poisons that are sold in supermarkets or drugstores are highly toxic and harmful to health, therefore, in this OneHowTo article we are going to show you how to make a homemade rat poison that will help you keep these animals away from your home.
Steps to follow:
We will start with a very easy recipe to make and very effective. It is about creating a mix that contains sodium bicarbonate, an ingredient that will ensure that the gases produced inside the animal cannot be released and, therefore, the animal ends up dying. To do this homemade rat poison you will need to:
- 1 cup of flour
- 200 grams of sugar
- 1 cup of baking soda
The sugar will help us to attract the attention of rodents, the flour is to give a consistency to the trap and the bicarbonate is the lethal ingredient. You will have to mix the ingredients and place the container in an area of the house where rats usually go. The sugar will call out to them, they will eat the mixture, and within a few days they will die.
Other home remedy to eliminate rats of your home consists of mixing butter with boric acid. The butter, as in the previous case, will attract the attention of the rodents and the acid will be in charge of killing them. You will need to:
- 1/8 cup boric acid
- 250 grams of butter
You will have to mix both ingredients in a container and then make some small balls with the pasta. Place them in the areas where these animals are usually found (cracks in the walls, under appliances, next to garbage, etc.) and let the rats eat them, mistaking them for food. Above all you should place them in areas away from children and / or pets because acid is toxic.
Boric acid is also recommended to kill other types of animals; At OneHowTo we tell you how to make boric acid insecticide.
A good way to repel rats is to create a scent that keeps them away from home. Keep in mind that this remedy that we will give you now does not serve as a poison (since it does not kill them) but is designed to scare them away and prevent them from entering the house. You will need to:
- 1 clove garlic
- Olive oil
- 1 horseradish
Mix all the ingredients in a glass bottle with the oil and let it sit for 3 or 4 days. Then add the mixture to a spray bottle and spray the areas where the rats are. You will ensure that they do not enter the house and, also, if one of them tries this product, they will possibly die.
Continuing with the previous section, we must tell you that there are a series of scents that are able to repel rats and keep them out of your home. Here are the best air fresheners that you can create so that these animals do not enter the house:
- The Mint: You can either plant mint at home or, if you prefer, make yourself with peppermint oil and spread it over the areas where animals usually live.
- Cat or dog urine: These animals are the “archenemies” of rats, so if you have pets, you can choose to place the sandpit at the entrance of the rats so that the smell will keep them away. But if this disgusts you, you can opt for a simile to urine: the ammonia.
- Cayenne pepper– The strong and pungent smell of this ingredient is unpleasant for rodents.
- Clove: the aroma that this spice gives off is not to the liking of these animals either, so if you place them in the places where rats live, you will be able to repel them.
Keep in mind that if you opt for ammonia, it is a toxic product that can affect children or pets so pay attention when spreading it around the house.
Throughout the article we have been indicating that the place where you should spray or place the homemade rat poison is in the spaces where they usually live these animals but do you want to know what they are? The first thing that comes to mind when we think of these animals is that they are found in the sewers but the most common is that they live in burrows in areas that are at ground level or in basements, so it is normal for us to have a plague of rats at home.
Basically, rats are looking for places to live that guarantee easy access to food, water, a good temperature, and that they can move around safely. The areas of the house where there are more rats is the kitchen or bathrooms but they are also common in gardens they are in a more natural environment.
Once you have gotten rid of rats in your house, it is important that you know some basic practices that will help you avoid another colony coming to nest in your home. So, take note of these advice:
- Always keep your Clean house, especially food.
- The garbage try to keep them away from your home by placing them outside so that rats do not enter your house.
- If you have cracks or holes on the walls we recommend that you cover them with plaster or putty.