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Repelling Rats From Garden Sheds

Our sheds make the ideal storage space for all our home and garden maintenance tools. We also use them as a place to keep unwanted items or things we don’t use that often too. But, there’s something else a shed is very useful for. It makes a wonderful shelter for rats. In this post, we are going to give you some top tips on repelling rats from garden sheds.

Repelling Rats From Garden Sheds – Making The Shed Unappealing

The first tip in our guide on repelling rats from garden sheds, is to make your shed almost impossible to get into. Seal up any gaps and cracks larger than a penny. You should also check for other entry points around the doors and windows. Rats want to be able to find food and water sources with ease. If you have either of these available in your shed, eliminate them immediately.

Remove The Clutter

Rodents will love to use all of that stuff you have stored in the shed as nesting materials, making quite a cosy home for themselves. So the next step in repelling rats from garden sheds is to have a good declutter.

rat in a london garden shed

Not having anywhere to hide in your shed means that the rat may find the garden inhospitable enough to move elsewhere. This is true even if there is a lot of food available for them.

Set Some Traps

Live, snap and electrocution traps will all help in repelling rats from garden sheds. There are both humane and lethal types of traps that are very effective at keeping all types of rodents away. All you need to do is make sure the shed is as inhospitable as possible.

Protect Your Bins

An open bin means an easy food source for a rat. If your bins are stored anywhere near the shed, then you are providing food and shelter.

sealed bin deters rats

Both of these will entice the rats to stay. Keeping bins properly shut stops that available food source and discourages any more rats from infesting your shed.

Get Professional Help

If your rat problem in the shed has become too much to handle, it may be time to call in the experts. A professional pest controller like Diamond can help to rid your shed of any rodent infestation you are currently experiencing. We will also assist in the prevention of future infestations, makes a wonderful shelter for rats. In this post, we are going to give you some top tips on repelling rats from garden sheds. and stopping rat problems from happening altogether.

Sally

Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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