No one wishes to see rats in their home as these filthy pests urinate and leave droppings all over. They also bring a lot of diseases that could sometimes be fatal the occupants. Apart from keeping your home clutter free, there are some kinds of odours that are effective at driving rats away from your property. Let’s see what kind of odours they are:

Peppermint Oil:

The smell of peppermint oil tends to be pleasant, but it is often disliked by rats. To use this oil as a repellent, add a few drops of the oil on a cotton ball and place it in areas where you notice the signs of rat activities.

Chilli Powder:

Chilli is known to cause irritation in the respiratory tract of the rats when inhaled. Simply sprinkle the chilli powder in the rat-infested areas. When the rodents smell and ingest chilli powder, they won’t return to the same area.

Eucalyptus Oil:

The strong smell of eucalyptus oil can prevent rats from infesting your home. To keep the rats at bay, you can dilute this essential oil and spray it in the pathway of the rats every day.


Ammonia is perfect at deterring rats as it mimics the smell given off by the predators of rats like cats. To use ammonia as a repellent, add two cups of the chemical, two spoons of detergent and 6.5oz of water in a bowl and place it the pathway of the rats.


Bleach can also keep mice and rats away. All you need to do is to dilute the bleach with water so that you won’t feel the stench. Apart from repelling mice, bleach can also disinfect the areas having rat urine and droppings.

If you still notice rat activities in your home even after trying out all these techniques, it is best to entrust the rat control task to the hands of Enviro Safe Pest Control. Our team of rat removal melbourne experts use the most effective, eco-friendly techniques to eliminate the existing rat infestation and prevent it from returning again in the future. For more information on our rodent control melbourne services, call 1300 997 272 and schedule an appointment with us today.