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 about Pest Control
Woodpeckers can be repelled through tactile deterrents, visual deterrents, sound deterrents and by setting up netting to protect eaves from companies, such as Bird-X. These deterrents should be started immediately once a homeowner notices woodpeckers and then should continue for several weeks after to ensure that the birds do not come back.Full Answer >
To repel flies, install fly traps and baits around the home, prevent the build-up of garbage or insect food sources and use sprays or misting systems. Since flies are attracted to food sources, eliminating attractants is the best way to repel them from a home or workplace.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 >
Vinegar repels some types of flies, while attracting others. Most biting flies, such as deer and horse flies, dislike the scent and taste of vinegar. On the other hand, cider and other fruity vinegars attract fruit flies.Full Answer >