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If you get right down to it, rats are pretty
disgusting animals. They carry a lot of diseases
and will eat just about anything that they come
They are not just omnivores, but are pretty
disgusting ones at that. A rat will be perfectly
content digging through your garbage to find a
tasty snake or two to walk off with. They will not
only eat the things you threw out days or even
weeks ago, but will enjoy eating the bugs that are
also feeding off of this waste. To say that they
are gross may be quite an understatement.
Surprisingly, there are some things that rats
simply won’t eat. While they are creatures that
can find a meal out of virtually anything, there
are some limits to even what these rodents will
eat. This begs the question, do rats like dog
The answer quite simply is no. That may seem
surprising to you, not only because dog feces
contains a lot of waste that may even look edible
to a rat, but the smell is quite strong and would
seem to attract these rodents who are looking for
a meal. Surprisingly, it seems that this is a
limit that they will not even cross.
This seems to fly in the face of what many have
been taught. They have been led to believe that
dog feces is some kind of delicacy to a rat, but
that simply is not the case. Rats will go for many
different kinds of food and waste, but the feces
of a dog is not going to be one of them.
It is not really understood what it is about dog
feces that deny a rat this as food. A rat will eat
other kinds of feces from other animals, including
rabbit pellets and cat poop, but dog feces seems
to be a clear exception. It is not really
understood why this is, but some believe that it
is the high amount of nitrogen found in a dog’s
waste that could be a determining factor. Once
again, however, it is not understood why they
don’t really prefer it.
For those who are looking to keep rats out of
their garbage and want a free and yet kind of
disgusting way to be able to resolve this, then it
is suggested that you should pour a little bit of
dog feces over your garbage to keep them out.
While this may seem like an incredibly gross form
of repellent to use, the truth is that it can be
quite successful in keeping them away. Not only
will they be deterred to come and get into the
garbage, but any food remnant that is left over in
the garbage can that has the waste on it the rats
Since the rats simply don’t like dog feces, maybe
this is something you need to start to try to use
to your advantage. We would understand if you
didn’t, but if you did you would have success in
keeping these rodents away.
For more information, you may want to click on one
of these guides that I wrote:
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to get rid of rats
- my main rat removal
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- learn from great examples of rat
jobs I've done.