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What Is A Rat Mat And How Does It Work?

There’s a new way to keep rodents at bay, and it works like a charm. It’s called the rat mat, and is proven to be very effective against all rodents. But what is this device – and how does it work? What’s more, can it actually help when dealing with persist ant rodent issues.

How the rat mat helps to guard against rodents

The easiest way to understand the rat mat is that it’s basically like an electric fence that goes on the floor. The system features interlocking tiles which are electrified. This voltage is so low that humans will not even notice it, and can walk safely over the mat. Rats, on the other hand, will receive a nasty shock. Believe it or not, this is enough to deter them.

rat mat to prevent rodents

This rat mat is mostly intended for perimeter control. You can place it around buildings or over entrances and thresholds. Another place it’s meant for is garages. Rats in the garage can cause immense amounts of damage to cars and machinery. This damage can cost hundreds or even thousands of pounds to repair, and can become a huge problem for businesses. All of this can be prevented by placing these mats around your cars and equipment.

Research shows the rat mat to be effective

Studies have been done that involves leaving food on the rat mat and then releasing rats. After going for the food, and receiving a shock, not a single rat approached the mat again. What’s more, these tests were done over five months. For five months, the rats were kept in an enclosure along with these mats. Food was put out every day, and not once did the rats attempt to eat it. As you can see, this device is highly effective when it comes to rat prevention.

rat in a london house

What’s also nice about this product is that it’s humane. Instead of killing or poisoning the rats, you simply deter them. Eventually, the rats learn to stay away from the area and you no longer have a problem. You can combine them with rat flaps for drains for a further layer of security.

That being said, however effective this device may be, it’s no substitute for proper rat control. Rodents are highly adept at navigating even the most complex traps. This means they may eventually learn how to get around the mats. Ultimately, this is a great product, but should only be used as an adjunct to your usual rodent control efforts.


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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