Managing Rodents Without Poisons

This article was written by Richard Flowers and first appeared on Green Thumb Nursery There is a demand for controlling these pesky critters without the use of poisons. Many people do not choose to use chemicals in and around their homes for various reasons; however, there are many alternatives that can be used that are safe and effective in your management of the unwanted nuisances.


The natural methods and controls detailed below are primarily used to repel unwanted pests, they are not designed to injure or kill the unwanted critters.


Shake Away - Rodent Repellent Granules:

This product uses Rosemary and Cedar Oil to drive away unwanted rats, mice, and squirrels.  These types of organisms have a keen sense of smell, and the scent discourages them to enter the area.  Shake Away Rodent Repellent can be utilized in outside locations such as along walls, fences, and building foundations.  This product may also be used in interior areas like attics, basements, and garages. Simply sprinkle a small amount onto a plate or dish (for an 8’ x10’ area).  Shake Away is 100% natural, safe, non-toxic, and it will not harm your children or pets. Only apply to the area where the damage has occurred.  It is recommended to apply the product two times a week for the first 2-3 weeks, then re-apply every 2 weeks. From my personal experience, I have used this rodent repellent where I have my dogs; at first they were curiously sniffing and licking the area but after a few days they avoided the area and never got sick...