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Any Natural Way To Get Rid Of Rats?

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posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 07:34 PM
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Is there any way to get rid of rats without traps or poisons like if there are cats in the house that may be hurt by those?




Or is it simply time to call out a professional exterminator and is that a long term solution?




posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 07:36 PM
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Put your cats to work.
Appoint one as Chairman Meow, and the rest will follow his lead.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 07:37 PM
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This Works wonders, but some clean up may be required.
edit on 26-8-2011 by Screwed because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 07:38 PM
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My dad's wife told me put dryer sheets around the places
you would normally see the rat and the smell will get rid of them.
Worked for me, might just be a coincidence?



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 07:41 PM
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no access

no food

and no water.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 07:44 PM
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Cats are natural rat repellants.

Rat traps are also natural, no pesticides.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 07:45 PM
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Originally posted by ignant
no access

no food

and no water.


BINGO!

First thing you want to do is locate entry points and plug them up. Secondly, keep everything clean of food..the counter tops, the sink, the floor, etc. Same goes for water. Also, you will want to secure all dry goods (grains, cereal, dog/cat food, etc.) in an area that is inaccessible to rodents.

Other "natural" options include getting a cat to patrol your residence and, as a last resort, move and let the rats be the headache of someone else.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 07:46 PM
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Rats are alo't more Intelligent then you might think, you will have a hard time catching them or killing them.
Sometimes Rats can torment people for month's.
Sorry, don't mean to be negative, just the voice of reason



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 07:47 PM
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YES!!!!

use peppermint EXTRACT..


get it at a health-food// Vitamin store..

put it on cotton balls around where you think their getting in..

they don't like it (the smell) and stay out..

i live in a large area with MINE as the only structure.. and live Rat free Thanks to this...!!!
edit on 8/26/11 by darrman because: also have cats,,, and dont want poison ...



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 07:48 PM
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the only natural way is to get a cat if your allergic get a hairless cat





they do look weird but will take care of your pests



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 07:50 PM
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I just read some post that somebody did saying they mixed an old box of cake mix with baking soda 50/50
ratio and put it out..apparantely it worked but the place stank for awhile.
I have no clue really.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 07:50 PM
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ok for real get a bucket ((like a mop bucket ))) put it into the middle of the floor fill half with water .
Inside of a day or 3 the rats smell the water clim the bucket full in drownd .
as long as they dont have another sorse or water this works great



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 07:52 PM
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ps had a above ground pool bad drought came
squarls tryed drinking from pool feel in drowned .
put pice of wood in pool so squarls could clim out



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 07:53 PM
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...get rid of your lazy cats or stop feeding them... if you cant do that, get a dachshund... territorial little buggers, originally bred to hunt badgers but they dont care - rabbit, squirrel, rat - dont matter... if its on their turf, it'll be dead soon (although, like cats, they often like to toy with their victims)...



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 07:53 PM
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Buy a Boa. Snakes eat rats and it`s natural.

Or I hear they eat those critters in China might be a good food source if the SHTF.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 07:54 PM
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Real similar to how we used to get rid of them at an old house I once lived in.

We used like an old style wash bucket and sprinkled a little grated cheese in the water. I've heard some folks made little 'ramps' out of planks or something so the rats just run up the ramps, smell the water/cheese and dive in.

The next morning, we would just empty out the water---rats and all.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 07:55 PM
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Originally posted by excalibur
ok for real get a bucket ((like a mop bucket ))) put it into the middle of the floor fill half with water .
Inside of a day or 3 the rats smell the water Clim the bucket full in drown .
as long as they don't have another source or water this works great


it's evil, but some sun flower seeds floating on top of the water works according to a crazy co worker.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 07:55 PM
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Kill it with fire. Burn the house down that will get rid of them.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 07:56 PM
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Easy to make bucket mouse trap, works for rats but use a large 4 or 5 gallon bucket. They can be released alive, but far away from your residence. I've used this many times and it works like a charm.



safe for lazy cats and there are plenty of how to videos on the making of the trap. It's easy takes less than 3 minutes if you have any functional motor skills.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 07:58 PM
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1. Go to your local animal shelter

2. Pick out a mean looking cat, preferable with a few scars (means he knows how to get down to business)

3. Give him an intimidating name (will boost his confidence)

4. Take him home, hose him down (because he probably stinks, and it will make him mad, which will help with #5)

5. Unleash him on the rats

6. Tell him you're sorry for the whole hosing down thing ("It was just business, it wasn't personal! You know that, right? Right?")



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