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Can Eucalyptus Oil Successfully Repel Rats From Your Yard?
Rats are one of the most disturbing pests to infiltrate your home, creating a nuisance with their nasty bites and diseases. To deter them, eucalyptus oil can be a powerful tool.
Since the pests have a great sense of smell, they are naturally repelled by the eucalyptus scent. When rats smell it, they reduce their food intake and become less active.
Ideally, use a concentration of 5% to 10% eucalyptus oil to get rats out of specific areas where you notice them. To reap the most benefits, use it in an essential oil spray.
Mix two drops of eucalyptus essential oil with a cup of water, then add a couple of drops of dish detergent and mix in a spray bottle. Use it in areas where you want
to deter rats.
In addition to using a spray, you can also put a couple of drops of eucalyptus oil on some cotton balls to repel rats. Do this weekly or, if you can, daily for best results.
Eucalyptus oil works best in combination with other rat-repellent methods, such as growing rat-deterring plants, hanging wind chimes in the yard, and sealing entry points.