I just finished landscaping my backyard and fencing it in. Then to my surprise there are two gigantic holes in my landscaping (not happy). So I go to Lowes to get rid of the pest and she gives me a trap that requires me throwing the rat away. Ahh nope, not going to happen. I have moved out of places because I heard a mouse/rat. This rat and I can never meet. So I put peanut butter on rat bait and dropped it in his holes. I also bought some spray to put on my trash and around my fence to deter the rat. I learned that rats don’t like peppermint. Next I am going to learn a DIY peppermint spray to deter the rats.