Reactions to rodents oscillate between disgust for some and tenderness for others. Rats, mice, voles, dormouse can however cause damage to the house or garden and form large colonies. Here are some tips to keep them away.
1- Plant mint to scare away the rodents who hate this powerful smell. Consider creating a collection with the many species and varieties of mints, to vary the visual and olfactory pleasures. Place it everywhere in the garden but also on the edges of windows.
2- Sometimes, the simple fact of having a cat at home keeps rodents away from the edge of the house. If you are lucky enough to have a tomcat and your attic shelters rodents, let him take care of it, their account should quickly be settled!
3- Adopt a dog dedicated to rodent hunting. Many breeds have been selected for this purpose, including the French bulldog who helped Parisian butchers in the 19th century get rid of rats, but also terriers of all kinds (Fox, Irish, Jack Russell ...), or the ratier of Prague.
4- Plant fritillary bulbs in your lawn but also in beds or in pots to preserve the garden and the balcony of rodents.
5- Fill old stockings with cat litter soiled by their urine and hang these repellents on the passage of rodents. This tip is to be reserved outside or uninhabited premises!
6- Install anti-rodent ultrasonic repellents. The frequency is inaudible to humans but greatly disturbs the rodents who will pass their way and will settle in quieter places.
7- Make a decoction based on a large hot pepper for 1.25 liters of cold water. Bring to a boil and let reduce by 1/3. Place the liquid in a sprayer and spray this repellant along the garden walls, on pavements and wherever rodents could rage.
8- Plant a eucalyptus in your garden and do not hesitate to make small heaps of leaves here and there to keep away the rodents which will be annoyed by this smell.
9- Install traps to capture rodents without killing them. Just place a piece of cheese in the cage and wait for the rodent to show up. A spring system with lever then captures the creature which cannot escape without your help. You will then release the animal in a nearby wood or forest.
10- Insert angelica, spurge in the garden and incarvilleas into your beds to scare away rodents. These plants give off unpleasant odors for the latter. Euphorbia lathyris also contains irritating latex which discourages rodents from digging their galleries in your home.
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