Mothballs do repel rats. Cotton balls soaked in peppermint oil or a mixture of cayenne pepper, garlic, salad oil and horseradish also repel rats.Know More
The mixture should be left sitting for 4 days and then strained into a spray bottle for use on the area where it's needed.
Other ways to help prevent wildlife from inhabiting property include pouring ammonia or pepper into outdoor trash cans and bringing pet bowls in at night. If a wild-animal nest is found on property, placing an ammonia-soaked rag and/or a loud radio near the nest may get rid of the animals. A bright light shone on the area may also work.Learn more in Pest Control
To repel snakes, drive away their prey, get rid of hiding spots, spread sharp mulch in gathering areas and seal access points in the home. Some snakes are dangerous, so avoid interacting with them directly. Call an animal control professional if the problem persists.Full Answer >
Mothballs are effective in getting rid of pests because they contain powerful pesticides designed to repel and kill. Mothballs give off dangerous fumes that kill moths and other fabric pests due to the high concentration of chemicals.Full Answer >
Sulfur is commonly used as a snake repellent, but it is not an effective manner to deter snakes. Mothballs are another common method to repel snakes that does not work.Full Answer >
According to the New York Times, garlic has a strong odor that apparently has no effect on repelling mosquitoes. One of the only beverages or food that has proven to have an effect on mosquitoes is alcohol, which only serves to attract them.Full Answer >