Marion County, Ocala Rat Control Situation:
Hi, I have a question regarding rodent poo. Here's the story... We have a vacation rental house in Ocala Florida. There can be people staying for weeks or empty for weeks. We are staying at the house now. The other evening, we came in. I turned the bedroom light on and noticed a very black dropping on the night stand. Only a single dropping. It was bigger than a mouse dropping and more round than oval. It did have the one end that looked pinched. I got a piece of tissue to clean it up and it was very soft and somewhat powdery. I also had my phone charger plugged in the wall. I can't remember if the other end was on the nightstand or the floor, but the cord was stretched out...still plugged in the wall, but going under the bed. I haven't looked under the bed, but I guess I should. Since this did not look like any mouse dropping I have seen and only a single dropping, I tried to tell myself it was from a gecko. However, I started searching the web and I keep seeing where gecko poo has a white tip like bird droppings. What I found did not have white, so maybe not a gecko. Do you think it sounds like a rat? Again, I have only found the one single dropping. Thanks for any info!
Ocala Rat Control Tip of The Week
What Are Some Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Rats And Keep Them Away?
The moment you stumble upon rats in your home, you automatically switch into panic mode, simply because you know the menace associated with having these rodents around you.
Apart from damaging your home, rats contaminate your environment and expose you to several diseases. If you want to get rid of the rats in your home, there are some home remedies that you can use to achieve what you want. Here are some home remedies that you can try:
1. Peppermint Oil
To humans, peppermint is refreshing. But to rats, nothing can be more nauseating than it. To take advantage of this, all you have to do is put droplets of peppermint oil along the routes of the rat in your home or dip cotton balls into peppermint oil and drop the soaked cotton around places the rats frequent the most. The smell of this will keep them away because they won't be able to stand it.
2. Plaster Of Paris And Cocoa Powder
This is one of the best natural ways to get rid of rats. In this case, all you need to do is to mix plaster of paris with one tablespoon of cocoa powder and then sprinkle the solution along their routes. This mixture will suffocate and dehydrate the rats and make them run outside your home.
The good part about the use of this particular home remedy is that it is readily available in every home. To use this as a rat repellent, all you have to do is to place an onion bulb around the holes of the rat. The smell coming from the onion will make the rat feel uncomfortable and this will make them leave in no time.