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How To Ged Rid of Rats in 2017: The Best and Fastest Way

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If you've ever tried to sleep peacefully at night, you know how frustrating it is to almost drift off to sleep only to hear scratching sounds. As you almost get back to sleep, you wake up and to your surprise you find the one thing all people dread: Rodent droppings!

Rodents are one of the most difficult pests to get rid of simply because they are so fast and hard to catch. It's almost as if they're getting smarter by avoiding traps and other things that used to kill them in an instant.

In this article we're going to show you how to get rid of rodents and keep them away for good in the fastest possible way.

Know what you're dealing with

In the battlefield of your own home, you're best off to know your enemy. To many people's surprise, there is just few species of rodents like rats and mice combined. When it comes to mice, they will be smaller, much faster and harder to catch.

As for rats, these guys can be up to two or three times the size of a mouse. Mice tend to just nibble through strange things such as socks, clothes and maybe a little hole in the wall. They're faily innocent.

But a way you can tell if you're dealing with a rat is that they will do much more damage and will leave bigger droppings behind if you're unfortunate enough to find them.

The Best Rodent Reppelents of 2017

Just don't worry, we're going to tell you how to get rid of them both. Below repellents are battle-tested and they're sure to work.

Earthkind Botanical Rodent Repellent

fresh cab rodent reppelent

What's great about this product is that it's friendly, but don't worry. Not too friendly. This product smells great and at the same time it keep those vermin at bay.

If you're one of those people that don't like finding dead rodent bodies found in traps, this is the right product for you.

Instead of hurting the animal, it simply repels them. The best part yet is that it's also safe for any other pets you may have.

We Liked:

  • It harmlessly keeps rodents away without having to find dead rodent bodies
  • It's safe around your pets and animals, so no harm will come to them
  • It can be used anywhere from your house, to your pantry to even a barn. It's great for all areas

We Didn't Like:

  • It only repells rodents, it does not kill them
  • Repellent is not long lasting, only good for short term solution

Rat Zapper Traps

rat zapper rodent trap
Rat zapper classic rodent trap

If you have tried everything and you're willing to try a solution once and for all, this maybe for you if you have a strong stomach. Rat Zapper Traps get rid of your problems.

Once and for all. All you have to do is put any kind of bait in the device and it will do the rest of the job for you. The catch is clean and easy, no handling required and you can keep your food down after you've disposed of the rodent.

We Liked:

  • Doesn't require you to use poisons or any other chemical that can hurt your pets
  • Simple, fast and effective. Doesn't require any fancy set up or installation
  • No blood and no mess. It's a clean job and a permanent one

We Didn't Like:

  • Can only catch one rodent at a time
  • Relies on battery power not AC power

Snap Trap - Snap E-Mouse

snap e mouse trap 6 pack

Snap traps are the oldest and somewhat effective method of catching a rodent. It's great for when you want something simple to do the job and when you don't want those rodents returning.

It's a simple device, but rather crude. It doesn't promise the same environmentally friendly results as other products. It also requires you to deal with the problem yourself

We Liked:

  • Kills the animal instantly
  • Cheap and effective
  • No installation needed

We Didn't Like:

  • Can be quite a messy job to clean up
  • If the rodent choses to escape, you will need to reset it and wait again unless you set multiple ones


If you're at your wits end, there's probably only one solution left. Extermination can be the most effective way to get rid of any rodents you have, but the other side is that it can also be the most expensive.

If it's something you can afford and you're sure that you have a serious problem on your hands, it's probably the best option for you.

In some cases fumigation is recommended. It's also a last option. It's a way of poisoning and sufforcating rodents and any other pests you may have.

The only problem is that it can often take a few days for the house to be completely fumigated, meaning you will have to find somewhere else to stay. Which can be quite inconvenient.

The other factor is that you may also be breathing in left over fumes from fumigation which may not be too healthy.

See below how the process looks like:​

So How To Keep Rodents Away?

As they say, "prevention is the best medicine". This also applies to getting rid of rodents. One of the biggest reasons why houses attract rodents is simply because of an unclean house.

Keeping a house clean, tidy and hygienic is one of the most obvious and effective ways to make sure you aren't inviting rodents into your house for a party, without knowing.

If you want to go the more eco-friendly way, you can also use rat and mice repellents as suggested above to make sure you can keep them away from you and away from harm at the same time.

But if it's driving you crazy, maybe it's just time to hand it over to the professionals!​

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