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Do natural rat repellents work?

While natural pest control methods can offer eco-friendly and cost-effective solutions, not all tactics are equally effective, especially concerning rodent repellents. Despite numerous products claiming to deter rats and mice, many fall short of delivering results. However, incorporating specific natural rodent control techniques can significantly contribute to keeping these pests at bay.

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Best Natural Mouse Repellent

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all “best” natural rodent repellent, particularly if you’re already dealing with an active infestation. Nonetheless, as an additional precautionary measure, several options may help make your space less attractive to rats and mice:

  • Essential oils like peppermint, eucalyptus, or citronella.
  • A mixture comprising equal parts vinegar and ammonia.
  • Fragrant foods such as onion, coffee grounds, cayenne pepper, and garlic.

How to Keep Rodents Away Naturally

While incorporating natural rat repellents can supplement your defenses, relying only on DIY methods may not be very effective. That said, there are numerous non-chemical steps you can take to make your space less attractive to rodents:

  • Maintaining a tidy home environment.
  • Trimming landscaping away from your home’s perimeter.
  • Installing door sweeps and chimney caps.
  • Repairing any broken shingles or foundation cracks.
  • Using tightly lidded bins for trash storage.
  • Daily cleaning of pet food bowls.
  • Installing dryer vents.

Natural Pest Control Services

Professional rodent control often involves harsh pesticides. However, at Suburban Exterminating, our approach diverges. Prioritizing natural prevention and exclusion, we craft personalized plans tailored to your property’s unique challenges and needs. Our objective is long-term pest-free* spaces, and we resort to pesticides only as a final option. To delve deeper into our process or schedule an appointment, contact us today!

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