How to Get Rid of Rats

Rats cause a lot of anxieties in our daily life. From damaging our properties to spreading dangerous diseases, these rodents create issues for us everywhere.

Moreover, they literally kill our mental peace. Many of my friends keep asking me for a DIY guide on how to get rid of mice fast.

That’s why I have gone through a versatile research on this topic and present to you the formulae of how to get rid of rats fully with minimal efforts.  Here are some proven techniques to get this job done!

How to get rid of rats (rodents)

Follow these below-mentioned steps and am sure you will finally end up with getting rid of rats in the house.

1) Seal the hiding places

Rats use cracked walls or interior walls, roofs and holes to hide and live. So the first and foremost way to start blocking their entry and driving them out of your home is to seal all the places where they can hide.


In order to restrict their entry through pipes and kitchen holes use aluminum nets.

2) Eliminate the resources for rats

Another effective way to show them the way to get out is to eliminate the resources for living. Resources are common- food and water. Use pest proof containers to trash the garbage.

pests proof container

Vittles Vault Stackable Container is a good choice as it has a spinning kind of lid which makes it impossible for the rodents to get inside.

Also, Wash your garden areas on a regular basis and leave nothing which can be their food. This is a full proof method to get rid of rats easily.

3) Try natural repellant like peppermint oil

The smell of peppermint oil is too strong for rodents and they generally avoid it. Make a cotton ball and place some drops of peppermint oil on it and places like vents and kitchen doors that in the places where the rats come from in order to get rid of them.

4) Try Rat traps

You can use rat traps to get rid of rats but remember getting rats trapped is not an effective way to get them off. It can only control their population somewhat.


Another issue with it that is you need to check the traps regularly to see if there is any rat trapped and then take the necessary actions. I would suggest trying rat traps only after you’ve tried the other methods.

5) Get a Glue Board

mouse traps

Getting a glue board instead of a metal trap is better. When a rat comes on a glue board, it’s legs get stuck there. This process is more humane as you can release the rat later.

6) Get a Cat!

AHMDNJ animal friendship: young domestic cat and rat - cut out

Cat eliminates rats in a natural way. If you are pet lover then get a cat in your house. Long term hassle free solution. 😉

7) Use Rodenticides 

Rodenticides are another very effective weapon to kill the whole colony of rats in your house. They work very well and can solve your rat problem once and for all. But before applying it all over the house make sure that children and pets can’t access the places.


These are the simplest ways to get rid of rodents like rat and mouse. Though there are a lot of other methods as well, but these are the ones that work out the best. If you have something to add, do let us know in the comments section below.