These Are the 10 Smells Rats Hate the Most

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Peppermint:

Placing cotton balls soaked in peppermint oil near entry points or infested areas may help deter rats.

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Mothballs:

However, mothballs should be used with caution due to their toxicity to humans and pets.

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Ammonia:

Rats are sensitive to the strong smell of ammonia. Mixing ammonia with water and spraying it around areas where rats are present may help deter them.

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Garlic:

Placing garlic cloves or garlic powder near rat-infested areas may help discourage them from entering.

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Onion

Placing onion slices or onion powder near entry points or infested areas may help repel them.

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Vinegar:

Mixing vinegar with water and spraying it around areas where rats are present may help deter them.

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Cayenne Pepper:

Sprinkling cayenne pepper powder in areas where rats are present may help deter them.

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Eucalyptus:

Placing cotton balls soaked in eucalyptus oil near entry points or infested areas may help repel them.

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Tabasco Sauce:

Mixing Tabasco sauce with water and spraying it around areas where rats are present may help discourage them.

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Predator Urine

The scent of predator urine, such as that of cats or foxes, can trigger a fear response in rats and deter them from entering an area. 

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