We told you about how to get rid of rodents in the house and on the site using modern and folk methods. However, we did not pay attention to herbs, and in fact some of them are able to expel rats and mice from your territory. Today we will talk about the “green” method of rodent control.
Blackroot or Rat Runner
Already by the name of the plant it is clear what properties it has. Blackroot for rodent control can be used both dried and fresh. It is interesting that people do not feel the smell of this plant at all, but for rodents it is very unpleasant, they just leave the place where an armful of blackroot lies.
Fresh stems can simply be laid underground, scattered around the attic and in the pantry. Rat ratseeds are also very effective, which stick to the skin of mice and rats, forcing them to leave the territory..
To enhance the aroma of blackroot, you can scald it with boiling water and shove it into a mouse hole you find. Also, a powder from dried rhizomes of the rat-rat is used, and a strong decoction of the roots can serve as a means for baiting rodents. The broth is applied along with the bait.
On the site, it is enough to plant a couple of dozen rat rats, preferably next to fruit plants and bushes, around the house, so that the rodents bypass this territory. Blackroot is poisonous! Therefore, when making a decoction from its rhizomes, be careful!
A well-known plant, which has a strong bitter-tart aroma, pleasant enough for humans. The wormwood bushes, planted along the fence of the site, protect not only from rodents, but also other pests. In particular, wormwood stems are recommended to be placed in a dog kennel or aviary to help get rid of fleas..
Our ancestors laid out dried wormwood between sheaves of bread so that the mice would not get close to the grains. Now gardeners are advised to tie the trunks of garden trees with wormwood for the winter. It is enough just to spread wormwood in the cellar and on the shelves of the pantry, so as not to fear for food.
For rodents, the scent of elderberry is very unpleasant, they simply cannot stand it. Elderberry is red and black. The black one secretes hydrocyanic acid from the roots, the plant turns out to be moderately toxic to mammals, therefore mice and rats do not live in the places of its growth. There will be no rodents around the red elderberry, but also other pests..
Elderberries should be planted near sheds, if grain is stored there, apple tree trunks can be tied with plant branches. Elderberry branches can also be laid underground. Remember that fully ripe black-purple elderberries are not poisonous to humans, but red ones are dangerous, so be careful with them..
Field or wild mint
A well-known herb that, if properly dried, scares away rodents with its aroma. Just put a small bunch of wild mint next to the food, so that the rats and mice bypass them. Mint thickets planted directly around the house are also a good protection against mice trying to enter the premises..
A tincture of field mint with alcohol also helps from rodents. In addition to rodents, house ants, mosquitoes and moths are afraid of the mint aroma, so the plant can be used extensively in the house, for example, putting a cloth bag with dried mint in the closet or putting a bunch in the bedroom.
People like the scent of chamomile, but mice don’t. Fragrant chamomile heads can simply be scattered on the floor in the attic or in the corners of the basement, and flowers can be shoved into the holes. Bunches of dried plant can also be hung in outbuildings, in the garage and in the summer kitchen for rodents to bypass them..
This plant is easily recognizable by its camphor smell. This natural insecticide is not digested not only by rats and mice, but also by flies, mosquitoes, fleas, moths, bedbugs, and all kinds of midges. A universal remedy against annoying flying, crawling and running pests. Bunches of tansy (three to five stalks each) should be spread out in the basement so that rodents do not even have a thought to get to your reserves. Dried tansy powder is also used, which can be sprinkled on shelves of supplies.
As you can see, in nature everything is very thought out – if there is a pest, then there is also a means to combat it. Moreover, it is natural, not harmful to the environment and easily accessible..