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.
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.
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.
– 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.