How to get rid of rats in the engine


#1

All our cars are parked outside and the rats like to eat, eliminate, and chew on wires in our engines. We have a dog and can’t put poison around. We tried a product called Rat-Away which didn’t work. I heard you can spray this horse repellent to keep horses from chewing on things but I think it will be flamable. Any ideas?


#2

Rat Traps…(the critters are most likely chipmunks…) Paint the wiring with Tobasco Sauce…Put mothballs under the hood but only if YOU can stand that oder…


#3

Rats really don’t like wires and rubber parts, but RACCOONS love salt covered wires. Please make sure what is actually chewing your wires. Raccoons can be deterred by wrapping a roll of chicken wire around the bottom of the car so they can’t get in.


#4

You might want to try something like this. http://www.yardlover.com/bobcat-shake-n-go-granular-repellent-16-oz

Tester


#5

Your state department of agriculture office might be able to provide some guidance here. They have experts in critter control.


#6

Get several cats.

Any rat, mouse, mole, vole, chipmunk, squirrel, bird, or anything else that draws breath which is smaller than a raccoon and larger than a grasshopper will be promptly dispatched and deposited on your doorstep as a kill trophy gift.

On a side note…

Your dog food is what is attracting and breeding rodents.


#7

Thanks for the reply but dog only eats inside. It’s hard to keep cats here because of the coyotes. Anyone with a cat is always losing it never to be found again.