Rats have a very keen sense of smell and mothballs are very potent to them. mothballs are made of naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene which are both poisonous to rats. In fact just the smell of mothballs is enough to kill a rat.
Rats will avoid areas that smell of mothballs so if you have a rat problem you can try placing mothballs around the perimeter of your home or in the areas where you’ve seen rats. Just be careful not to place them where children or pets could get to them as mothballs are also poisonous to humans and animals.
Do rats hate mothballs?
Yes rats hate mothballs because the strong smell of naphthalene repels them.
What is naphthalene?
Naphthalene is a white solid that is used as a moth repellent.
What does naphthalene do to rats?
Naphthalene repels rats because of its strong smell.
How do mothballs work?
Mothballs work by releasing a gas that is poisonous to moths.
Are mothballs poisonous to humans?
Yes mothballs are poisonous to humans if they are inhaled.
How long do mothballs last?
Mothballs last for a long time up to several months.
How often should I change my mothballs?
You should change your mothballs every few months.
What are some other ways to keep moths away?
You can keep moths away by using cedar chips lavender or cloves.
What do moths eat?
Moths eat clothes that are made of natural fibers like wool and cotton.
How do moths damage clothes?
Moths damage clothes by eating the fibers.
How can I tell if I have a moth infestation?
You can tell if you have a moth infestation if you see small holes in your clothes.
What should I do if I have a moth infestation?
If you have a moth infestation you should wash all of your clothes in hot water and dry them on high heat.
Can I prevent a moth infestation?
Yes you can prevent a moth infestation by storing your clothes in airtight containers.
What is the best way to get rid of moths?
The best way to get rid of moths is to use a combination of mothballs and cedar chips.
Will mothballs kill rats?
No mothballs will not kill rats but they will repel them.