Rats, Be Gone! Protect Your Home with These Rat-Repelling Plants

Rats are trying to move in on your turf? Let’s show them who’s the boss with these rodent-repelling plants.

Dealing with rodents that invade your house looking for food can sometimes be a real pain in the tail. Luckily for you, there are some easy ways to keep those nosy creatures away from you. Whether you’re dealing with a full-blown rat infestation or just want to take preventive measures, adding some rodent-repelling plants to your beautiful garden is a great start.

I-Repel Rats with Castor Oil:

Rodents hate the smell and taste of castor oil, and for that, it is an effective deterrent.

– Mix an amount of castor oil with water.

– Spray it around the spots where the rodents are present.


– Prepare a mixture of castor oil and water.

– Soak a few cotton balls in the mix.

– Spread them around the house where you think rodents are present.

II-Common Rue:

This plant has been used for centuries as an insecticide and as a natural remedy that repels cats, dogs, and above all, rodents.

– The plant is toxic to humans and animals alike.

– Use caution when handling the plant or its oil.

– Most importantly, keep it out of reach of children and pets.

– Plant Rue Officinale around the perimeter of your house.

– When it reaches maturity, harvest its leaves and flowers.

– Let the harvest dry in a warm, well-ventilated area.

– Now fill a sachet with those leaves and place it in rat-prone areas.


– Plant peppermint in your garden or pots around the house.

– Crush and sprinkle its leaves around the areas where rodents are.

– You can mix peppermint oil with water and spray it around your home.

– The scent will surely repel the rodents, and they won’t think of coming back.

– Better yet, use a peppermint essential oil diffuser. The scent will block the rodents.

IV-Daffodil Trumpet:

– Another plant that will kick all those nasty disease-carrying rodents out of your house.

– Plant the bulbs in the fall to see them sprout in late winter, they are among the first flowers to bloom in your garden.

– Make sure they receive plenty of sunlight and have well-draining soil.

– If you put them in a pot, put a plate full of water underneath to ensure they stay moist.

– Monitor the area for any signs of rodent activity and take extra measures to control them if need be.

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Jack Newman