What attracts rats to your yard?

What attracts rats to your yard?

So What attracts rats to your yard?

Rats are simple creatures with simple needs. They want food, warmth, and shelter. If you find rats on your property, it’s because they have ventured in looking for one of those things. Rat infestations can affect your front yard and garden just as much as the interior of your home. If you have outbuildings on your property or a garage that isn’t attached to your main home, rats may well prefer to make their nests in those rather than your main home, especially if you rarely visit them.

What attracts rats to your yard?

Food is always a big draw for rats and mice; any food you leave exposed can become a potential target. Rodents will eat just about anything, and the sight of a rat stealing food from your bird feeder is bound to deter any birds from using it. If you use bird feeders in your garden, do yourself a favour and get one that’s squirrel proof; they will also keep out rats.

If you keep chickens, rabbits or other animals that live outdoors, store their food inside secure, sealed containers. You should also rat-proof any hutches, coops, or other enclosed spaces where your animals sometimes eat food.

Keeping your garden tidy and your grass short will help to discourage rats; they like to stay hidden in cover as much as possible. Try to keep storage areas like sheds and garages as clean and decluttered as you can.

If you discover rats in your garden, you should take precautions to avoid them coming into your home as well. Keep all doors and windows closed at night. You might want to consider laying down some traps in your attic as well; rats will often head straight to the attic and love to build their nests there. Removing the rats’ access to food, water, and shelter will ensure they leave as quickly as possible.

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