Most houses have a rat menace. Rats cause a lot of damage. They chew and destroy everything in their way be it lead or plastic pipes, clothes, furniture, insulation material and electric wiring in appliances what not. They take bites out of food and leave it contaminated. Stash things into gaps or holes where they build nests and breed. Rat urine ans feces are a major threat to our health, they transmit a number of dangerous diseases such as Salmonella, Leptospirosis (Weil’s disease), Tuberculosis and even tape worms. Rats are also known to introduce other pests, such as fleas, mites and ticks into the premise, causing additional damage. Rats breed very fast and in large numbers so if you dont do anything to get rid of them tour home will be infested in no time.
Natural ways to get rid of Rats.
- use onion, pepper or bay leaves: The flavor and odour of these help to repel rats.
- use moth balls, baking soda
- Own a cat or trick them into thinking you own a cat. Rats dont stay in a household where theres a cat so own a cat or you can place cat urine or cat litter to fool them.