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Drive Away Rats: Discover 7 Tips to Effectively Repel Them!

When expelling rats, action must be taken quickly and effectively. Because these rodents can be carriers of pathogens and cause considerable damage. At the same time, they multiply rapidly, so there is a need to hurry.

In this post, we'll show you how to effectively drive rats away. From proven home remedies to modern technologies like IREPELL ®, an animal-friendly alternative to poison and traps, we have 7 tips for you to prevent a possiblerat infestation or solve an existing rat problem before the situation becomes uncontrollable.

1. Ensure cleanliness and hygiene

The most important measure for combating rats is cleanliness. Rats look for food and shelter, and a messy household provides both, so:

  • Removing food scraps: Be careful not to leave any food scraps exposed. Store food in tightly closed containers.

  • Secure garbage cans: Use garbage cans with tight-fitting lids to prevent rodents from accessingfood scraps.

  • Regular cleaning: Keep kitchen, basement windows and other potential rat entrances clean and free of crumbs and debris.

  • Eliminate food sources: The omnivores always come out of their rat houses hungry. Compost, for example, which is not secured, is an exciting source of food for rats.

2. Lock access points

Rats can enter your house through the smallest openings. Therefore, carefully inspect and seal your home for potential access points. You can:

  • Close cracks and holes: Use materials such as steel wool or construction foam to close cracks and holes.

  • Install backwash flaps: These prevent rats from entering your house through thesewer system.

  • Secure basement windows: Make sure basement windows are closed or latticed to prevent rats from entering.

3. Use home remedies

Home remedies are an effective and environmentally friendly way to drive out rats. Here are some best practices:

  • Essential oils: Peppermint oil, clove oil and chamomile have a deterrent effect on rats. Soak cotton balls in these oils and place them along the rat's pathways.

  • Vinegar essence and turpentine: The strong smell scares off rats. Place bowls of vinegar essence or turpentine in affected areas.

  • Cayenne Pepper and Peppermint: Sprinkle these spices in nests and along walkways to scare away rats.

  • Used cat litter: Rats hate cats, the urine in the litter scares off rats.

Important: Any gentle home remedy is better than fighting the pests with rat poison. Domestic rats as well as migratory rats are wild animals that, like any other animal, deserve a certain respect.

4. Live traps and hitting traps

Rat traps are a proven method for controlling rats. There are different types of traps you can use:

  • Live traps: These catch rats alive so you can release them in a distant place. Use bait such as peanut butter or fruit.

  • Blow Traps: These kill the rats quickly and effectively. Place the traps along the rat's walkways and lure them with peanut butter or bacon.

5. Professional pest control

If home remedies and traps are not enough, you should consult apest controller.Exterminators have the expertise and equipment to fight rats efficiently.

Advantages of professional pest control

  • Effectiveness: Professional methods are often more effective and sustainable than home remedies.

  • Safety: Professionals know how to safely place rat traps and poison lures so as not to pose a danger to humans and pets.

  • Advice: Pest controllers may also recommend preventive measures to prevent future infestation.

ATTENTION: Professional pest controllers are often expensive and work with poisons. Get several offers and let us explain exactly what is being done in your house or property. Inform the pest controller about children in the area as well as pets that need to be protected from poisons and traps.

6. Preventive measures – Prevention

Prevention is the best way to avoid rat infestation. Here are some tips to keep your home and garden safe:

  • Cover compost pile: Make sure your compost pile is well covered to keep rats out.

  • Store animal feed safely: Store animal feed in tightly closed containers and remove food residues after feeding.

  • Regular inspections: Regularly check your home and garden for signs of rats and take immediate action if necessary.

  • Reduce shelter: Keep your garden clear of piles of wood, piles of foliage, and other potential rat nesting sites.

  • Minimize food sources: Be careful not to leave any leftovers or leftovers exposed and keep garbage cans tightly closed.

  • Remove rat droppings: Clean areas where you find rat droppings to eliminate the odor and keep more rats away.

7. IREPELL® as an animal-friendly and innovative solution against rats

IREPELL® provides an advanced, humane and environmentally friendly rat repellent solution. It combines motion sensors and ultrasound to trigger the rat's natural escape instinct. No animal is harmed!

Benefits of IREPELL® at a glance

  • Effective defense: The selected ultrasound range effectively repels rats – scientifically proven.
  • Easy to use: The device is quickly activated and can be easily controlled via the intuitive app.
  • Long range: IREPELL® protects with a 360° shield through a far-reaching ultrasonic signal and reacts to movements in the immediate environment.
  • Environmentally friendly: No chemicals or toxins are used, so there are no toxic residues.

The handy device can be activated at the touch of a button and protects against the animal species you have selected in the app. Because IREPELL® not only sells rats, but also cockroaches, ticks, ants and moths as well as martens, mice and raccoons – the choice is yours.


In addition, IREPELL® can also be used on the go – thanks to a powerful battery, which makes the device a true all-rounder in gentle animal protection.



What are the most common signs of rat infestation?
Common signs of rat infestation include rat droppings, traces of gnawing, walking paths, smear marks, nests, and a pungent ammonia smell.

How can I drive away rats in the house?
Use home remedies such as vinegar essence, essential oils and cayenne pepper or modern methods such as theIREPELL®ultrasound machine.

When should I call apest controller?
If the infestation is large or home remedies are insufficient, an exterminator should be called in.

Are rats dangerous?
Yes, rats are carriers of pathogens and can cause material damage.

How do I prevent a rat infestation?
Keep the house clean, secure food in locked containers, and close possible access points to prevent rat infestation.

What is IREPELL® and how does it work?
IREPELL® is an ultrasonic device that emits high-frequency sound waves to expel rats. It is safe for people and pets.

How do I place rat traps correctly?
Place traps along the rat's walkways, ideally on walls or in corners.

What do I do if I find a dead rat?
Wear gloves and dispose of the dead rat in a tight garbage bag according to local regulations. Then clean and disinfect the area thoroughly.

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