If you have a rat problem you may be wondering 'What Is The Effectiveness Of Rat Repellent?'. The answer depends on the type of repellent, the way in which it is used and how determined and desperate the rats are.
Not all repellents are born equal. Some of them are more potent than others, but some are also more toxic. If you have pets or small children you may be keen to try using a low-toxicity repellent such as an essential oil. Peppermint is often tried and some people claim to have success with it. Alternatively cat or wolf urine is often tried, again the reviews vary. Our rat repellent flooring is much more effective. It uses a far more definitive method to keep rats away. The hardware has been specially developed and is not in use by anyone else in the world.
Rats are often deterred by repellents because they make them think that a predator may be in the vicinity. They are wary little rodents and any change in the environment may make them stay away for sometime. If a rat realises that there is no real threat to them in an area they may well return. This is why a repellent often only works for a short time. They are more likely to return if they are having difficulty finding food and shelter elsewhere.
Certain areas are harder to defend with a repellent then others. It is more effective at stopping rodents entering an area in the first place. If they are already living in an area then it is less likely that a repellent will make them want to leave. An area such as a garden or large factory will have many access points making it difficult to cover all of them with rat repellent. Our rat repellent flooring solves this problem by creating a defended perimeter around the area you are protecting.