Rats can be a menace at households in all seasons. Usually, people try artificial rat poison or traps to get rid of rats. But using quickstick plant (locally called as Seemakonna) is an ideal rat killer. Its scientific name is Gliricidia sepium.
Quickstick is already known for its uses as firewood and organic fertiliser. The leaves of quickstick tree contains a chemical called coumarin which turns into dicoumarol due to bacterial function. This chemical leads to haemorrhage in rats and causes their death.
How to make quickstick rat killer
How to apply quickstick poison