Mothballs do repel rats. Cotton balls soaked in peppermint oil or a mixture of cayenne pepper, garlic, salad oil and horseradish also repel rats.Continue Reading
The mixture should be left sitting for 4 days and then strained into a spray bottle for use on the area where it's needed.
Other ways to help prevent wildlife from inhabiting property include pouring ammonia or pepper into outdoor trash cans and bringing pet bowls in at night. If a wild-animal nest is found on property, placing an ammonia-soaked rag and/or a loud radio near the nest may get rid of the animals. A bright light shone on the area may also work.Learn more about Pest Control
A mixture of mothballs and cat litter makes an effective snake repellent. Generally, mothballs and cat litter are combined and sprinkled in areas that are prone to snakes. For example, the mixture can be applied around the perimeter of a lawn to create a barrier.Full Answer >
Due to their pungent aroma, camphor tablets are a common ingredient in many types of insect repellents and mothballs. The tablets are particularly effective against mosquitoes, flies, fleas and cockroaches. To repels ants and other insects, dissolve camphor tablets in water, and sprinkle the solution over bug-infested areas.Full Answer >
Contrary to popular myth, mothballs do not help keep snakes away. In fact, none of the commonly available snake repellent solutions sold in home improvement stores work, according to wildlife removal experts.Full Answer >
Some effective bat repellents include mothballs, Mylar strips and commercial pet repellent products. Placing these items near the bats' roosting area can encourage them to relocate. Spraying the bats with water is another option that causes no harm to the animals.Full Answer >