Bonide Rat Magic Scent Packs effectively repels rodents from around homes, garages, ornamental gardens, sheds, patios, wood piles, barns, stables, bird feeders, cellars, and trash cans, and other areas where rodents may be a problem. May be used in areas where children and pets play. Rat magic is biodegradable and will not harm lawns, gardens, flowerbeds, or other desirable plants when used as directed. The unique blend of ingredients in this product triggers “escape/avoidance” behavior in rodents. This balanced blend of natural essential oils humanely provides maximum repellency, without harm to animals. It is packaged in convenient scent packs that can be easily placed where needed. This is particularly helpful for those difficult to reach areas like drop ceilings and behind large appliances, and in preventing infestation of stored pet food and bird seed. This product also makes scent trails, which helps prevent reinfestation.