How to Use Ammonia to Get Rid of Rats

Using ammonia is not a sure shot way to get rid of rats, but it might scare them away for a little bit. This is because ammonia mimics the scent of urine. When rats smell this, they think a fox or a cat is nearby, and run away. Aside from using ammonia to get rid of rats, you should take other precautions, like boarding up holes and sealing up food sources.

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How to Get Rid of Rats With Ammonia

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Find any areas where rats may enter

Step 1

Find any areas where rats might be entering your home. You want to scare the rodents away from these areas.

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Cups

Step 2

Pour equal amounts of ammonia and water in cups and place them by the entrances, or soak rags in ammonia and place them by the entryways.

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Lay down a line of ammonia

Step 3

Go around the perimeter of your house outside and lay down a line of ammonia as a barrier.

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replace the rags every few weeks

Step 4

Replace the ammonia solution or rags near the rat entrances every few weeks.