How to Cause a Rat Stampede, 1872

engraving of "The RAT"

The smell of a goat is obnoxious to the nostrils of rats; the two wont be friends and companions on any account whatever, and the introduction of goats to one’s barn or premises will cause an immediate stampede of all the rats.

A. E. Youman, A Dictionary of Everyday Wants

If you follow this advice, the good news is that you’ll get to watch an exciting rat stampede. The bad news is that your premises will be filled with obnoxious-smelling goats.