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We all like to feel the satisfaction of a homemade fix working. At Terminate Pest Control, we have many years of experience and are sorry to break it to you, your methods are not very effective at all. If you need evidence, consider a recent experiment done by an American YouTube celebrity who specialises in unconventional, homegrown pest control methods. Read on to find out more…

His most recent experiment involved creating a homemade repellent using Carolina Reaper peppers. The Carolina Reaper is the hottest chilli in the world, with a heat rating of 2.2 million Scoville hertz. For a comparison, a Jalapeno is 2,500 Scoville heat units.

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The YouTuber chopped up several peppers and mixed them with cereal and sunflower seeds. He then created a separate pile of cereal and seeds as a control. Finally, he scattered the crushed chilis around the two piles of bait, forcing the rats to climb over them to get to the food.

Not only did the chilis not repel the rats, they didn’t prevent the rats from eating the food either. Video footage shows multiple rodents tucking into the food without issue. Meaning the chilis had no effect on them whatsoever.

How To Deal With Rodents Properly

Rats are incredibly resilient creatures willing to eat just about anything. It takes a lot to scare them off once they find a source of food. Therefore, it is very difficult to get rid of them once they find their way in.

As experts in pest control in Cornwall and beyond, we at Terminate Pest Control have had our share of difficult and stubborn rat infestations. We must use all our skills and equipment to deal with rodent problems effectively. And even when a problem is handled correctly, there is no guarantee that the rodents will not come back, they’re so unpredictable!

We can come to your property and begin addressing a rat problem straight away. We will likely have to make a few check-ups just to see how things are going. But ultimately, making sure the rats never come back goes hand in hand with making sure you don’t create an inviting environment for them again.

You may think that DIY pest control is easy and effective, when realistically, it isn’t. Don’t try to get rid of rats by yourself. You will probably not succeed, and you’ll end up pouring money down the drain in the process. If rats aren’t troubled by Carolina Reaper peppers, they’re going to need something stronger and that’s exactly what we’ve got… For more information on our services, call us today on 01326 377 470. Don’t kid yourself, give us a call!