What Smells Attract Rodents? - PEST UK

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What Smells Attract Rodents?

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What Smells Attract Rodents?

Having rats or mice in your home or garden can be a stressful thing to deal with. They cause damage with their constant gnawing. They leave faeces and urine everywhere they travel, used as scent marking, and can carry diseases.  But what smells attract rodents? Listed below are a number of foods that will attract them to your kitchen or store cupboard.

  • Peanut butter
  • Pet food
  • Dried fruit
  • Bacon
  • Chocolate
  • Salty
  • Sweet
  • Fruit and berries
  • Meat

Treatment for rats and mice

The technician on arrival will inspect your property for rodent activity. Looking for entry points, food sources and nesting areas. The technician will lay poison baits that are cereal based. The poison baits contain an anticoagulant poison called Sakarat or Sorex Brodifacoum Rat and Mouse Bait. These poisons usually require that the rats or mice feed several times before dying or if they consume enough poison to give them a lethal dose on their first feed they will not suffer any ill effects until some time after this feeding. This ensures that they do not become suspicious and associate the bait with illness or death and a ‘complete kill’ takes place killing all the rats in the colony.

What smells attract rodents?


PESTUK are full members of the BPCA, the governing body for pest control in the UK. Using a BPCA member company ensures you have a qualified, fully insured company treating your pest problem.

PESTUK have offices in BalhamOxfordGuildfordEnfield, Potters Bar, Reading,  SheppertonWantage,  SalisburySt Albans, Stevenage and Ware.

Call us on 0330 100 2811 to book an appointment regarding- What smells attract rodents? Or any other pest problem you may have.


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