Natural rat deterrents include high concentrations of peppermint or other essential oils. In addition, keeping areas prone to rat infestation clean and free of garbage and food scraps make these areas less attractive to ... More » Home & Garden Pest Control

Predator urine and mint deter rats. To repel rats with predator urine, purchase the product at a local home and garden store, and sprinkle the urine around the affected areas of the garden. Mint deters rats when it is pl... More » Home & Garden Pest Control Furry Pests

One natural dog deterrent spray can be made from vinegar and water, according to The Nest. Clear vinegar such as white vinegar mixed with five parts water will create a sour odor to which dogs' noses are sensitive. More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

Natural ways to control mosquitoes include using essential oils such as citronella, lavender or peppermint on the skin and avoiding highly perfumed soaps and shampoos when heading outside. Fans can also be used to deter ... More » Home & Garden Pest Control

The most humane and effective ways of getting rid of woodpeckers are using lightweight netting and visual deterrents. The lightweight netting stops all birds, not just woodpeckers, from entering an area, and visual deter... More » Home & Garden Pest Control

To keep birds from eating grass seeds, place deterrents such as plastic owls and rubber snakes, use noise devices to scare the birds, and cover the top of the seeds with a thin layer of straw. Slowly remove the straw usi... More »

Some natural deterrents that keep frogs away include saltwater, citric acid and caffeine. Demolishing structures where frogs hide, such as piles of leaves and wood, also keeps frogs away. More »