Pj Devine said: “I have a coffee grinding machine and I put the grounds around where I thought he [the rat] was coming in and I haven’t seen him since. My neighbours have though.”
Rhonwen Lloyd Lewis replied: “They also hate chilli. I was told by a rat catcher that they mix it with Vaseline and smear it where they don’t want the rats to go.”
Kareena Hellard wrote: “I had the same issue! I read online to use soiled litter from a cat tray, so I did… it worked!
“The rats vanished, no more holes since. I couldn’t have poisoned them!”
Kelly Smart suggested: “Equal parts, sugar, bicarbonate soda and flour mixed together. Kills rats. Harmless to any other wildlife.”
Dorothy Wilkinson-Jones said: “I had a problem with moles and rats coming from next door, they were living in their garage.