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Do natural rat repellents work?

In some cases, natural pest control techniques can be effective – not to mention better for the environment and your budget. However, not all are worth your time and effort, particularly when it comes to rodent repellents. There are dozens of products available online or in department stores that claim to deter rats and mice from invading your space, but most are ineffective. That said, there are still several natural rodent control tactics you can implement to see great results.

Do natural rat repellents work; Griffin Pest Solutions

What is the best natural mouse repellent?

Unfortunately, there is no single “best” natural rodent repellent, and they’re usually even less successful if you’re already dealing with an active infestation. However, as an extra layer of protection, there are a few popular options that may make your space less appealing to rats and mice:

  • Essential oils such as peppermint, eucalyptus, or citronella
  • Mixture containing equal parts vinegar and ammonia
  • Fragrant foods like onion, coffee grounds, cyan pepper, and garlic

How to Keep Rodents Away Naturally

While it doesn’t hurt to add those natural rat repellents to your property, they shouldn’t be your only line of defense against an infestation. There are a lot of other steps you can take that don’t require the use of harsh chemicals. Some other great ways to keep rodents away naturally include:

  • Keeping your home tidy
  • Cutting landscaping away from your home
  • Installing door sweeps and chimney caps
  • Repairing broken shingles or cracks in your foundation
  • Storing trash in tightly lidded bins
  • Cleaning out pet food bowls daily
  • Installing dryer vents

Environmentally Responsible Pest Control in Michigan

Many people associate professional rodent control with harsh pesticides. However, at Griffin Pest Solutions, we take a different approach. We focus on natural prevention and exclusion first, creating a custom plan for your property that takes your unique challenges and needs into consideration. Our goal is to keep your property pest-free* long-term, which is why our licensed exterminators only turn to pesticides as a last resort. If you want to learn more about our process or schedule an appointment, call us today!

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