LOVE them or hate them, rats can destroy your garden if they find a way.
Rodents are a major problem for gardeners in the UK as they feed on plants and can mess up carefully put together displays.
But don’t worry, they’re easy to remove without spending a penny on expensive cleaning supplies.
They explained: “If you find rats in your garden, you should not apply rat poison outdoors. Because it is extremely dangerous for birds, wild animals and domestic animals.”
What’s more, the poison can be dangerous for children – here’s what to do instead.
Remove clutter and junk
Bins in or near your yard should be closed and sealed to keep pesky rats out.
They are attracted to garbage. So if you keep him out of reach, they’re more likely to find shelter elsewhere.
Do not leave birdseed lying around
Although feeding birds and other wildlife like hedgehogs can have many benefits for your garden, the same food can also attract rats.
Homeowners should opt for covered birdhouses to keep rodents out of the feed.
You can also use raised feeders, the pros added.
Remove any excess food
If you’re growing fruit or vegetables, it’s a good idea to remove them as soon as they’re ready to be picked rather than leaving excess vegetables lying around.
Insidious rats will be attracted to any yard that has food for them to eat. So if you remove the food, they are more likely to forage elsewhere.
Check entry points
When it comes to your yard, rats may nest in sheds or outbuildings. So it’s important to look for holes they can scurry in and out of.
The experts explained: “The small critters find it easy to fit into holes and even create holes to find their way around the garden and outdoors.”
Call an expert
If rats have already made camp in your garden, it may be time to contact the experts so they can remove them safely.
In addition, pest control experts can provide more individualized advice to prevent the rats from returning.