There are few things as disheartening as seeing and hearing rats and mice crawl around your home. They are troublesome creatures, tearing through furniture, clothes, books, stored food and worst of all, are known to spread a number of diseases. The best known way to get rid of rats is to set up messy traps.
Well if you thought putting out traps is the only way, then you are thoroughly mistaken. Here is one of the best ways to get rid of rats. Using this method, you will not be killing the creatures, so you don’t really have to clean up after a dead rat.
There are a number of ways to keep rats away, but this method ensures your house doesn’t smell like a chemical factory. There are no synthetic chemicals involved as well. All you need are a few bags of tea.
Peppermint tea, to be exact. Simply place peppermint tea bags in spots that rats frequent and you are done. You don’t even have to waste fresh bags. Brew your tea, pick the bags out of your cup, give them a tight squeeze and throw them between the cracks and crevices.
The smell irritates them so much that they will leave your house. Just replace dry bags with steaming hot used bags every once a week or so. Spiders are also repulsed by peppermint, so say goodbye to those pesky creatures as well.
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