Rats are disgusting animals. They are able to damage your furniture and also spread diseases. It is known that rats can carry more than 20 diseases such as Leptospirosis, Rat-bite fever, Bubonic plague, Hantavirus, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV), Salmonela, Tularemi and many others. For your information, rats need water, shelter and food to survive. So, your home is a cozy place for them to live. Rats are usually attracted easily to pet food, rubbish, food droppings or fruits, vines, and compost bins. The areas that are usually loved by rats are sacks, roofs, pipelines, basement, kitchen cabinet, and grounds near trees, shrubs and shed.
As mentioned above that rats can spread diseases, it means you need to get rid of them when you find that rats live in your house. Some of you perhaps have heard that black pepper can get rid of rats. If yes, how to get rid of rats with black pepper? Well, you will be given some methods to get rid of rats including by using black pepper. So, keep reading.
1. Peppermint oil
Because peppermint oil has pungent smell that is hated by rats, it can be used to prevent rats. You just need to dip several cotton balls in the peppermint oil and put them in the rat-prone place.
To get rid of rats by using ammonia, you need to mix 2 spoons of detergent, a quarter glass of water and also 2 cups of regular ammonia in a bowl. Put it where the rats often come up. Because rats do not like the smell of ammonia, this remedy should work well.
3. Black pepper
Beside you can use black pepper for seasoning, it is also useful for getting rid of rats. Black pepper has a smell that is very strong and it makes rats difficult to breathe and threat their survival. You just need to sprinkle several ground black pepper around the areas that are often passed by rats such as corners and holes. Does pepper keep mice away? You can do this again and again for some weeks until the rats are really gone.
Mothballs are also effective to get rid of rats. You can buy them in the market. You just have to place mothballs in the areas where you suspect the rats activity such as roof and basement. Note that you should avoid touching the mothballs with bare hands.
Same as the previous remedies, onions also contain a pungent smell and taste and it is intolerable for rats. They will run away from it. So, you can place onion slices around the areas where the rats stay.
If you smell the dead rats and then you think that they are in the walls, never let them rot there. You can find dead rats in the walls by using an electronic borescope. Just drill the walls in coin size by that borescope. If you cannot find anything , you can try to make another hole. If then you find the dead rats, you need to cut 6 by 9 inch hole in the wall to omit and dispense with the corpse. Then, reseal the wall.