Websites often suggest using vinegar as a rat repellent. But does it really work? Vinegar has an unpleasant smell and if used in the pipes and u-bend it may temporarily keep them away. It can sting and would be unpleasant for the rat. Any strong smell may be enough to deter a rodent as it will make them wary that something has changed in the environment. However, for every story of these remedies working there are two saying they make no difference. As well as this, vinegar is also unpleasant as a smell to have about the house.
So how about peppermint oil? Some websites swear that it is effective at repelling rats. They often say to use a large amount of a strong oil and put it in places where rats would access the house. It is mentioned that the smell of mint can mask the pheromone trails left by rodents to guide others into your house.
It is sometimes mentioned that peppermint oil may be effective at keeping them away. It is unlikely to make them leave if they are already living there. This makes it of not much use as most people who are looking for a rat repellent are trying to get rid of rats who are already living in the building. Most people who do not have a problem with rodents are unlikely to spend time every few weeks lacing their house with vinegar and peppermint oil. Unless, of course, they are worried about rodents getting in, have plenty of time to spare and don't mind the comments about the strange smell in their house.
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