Jul 14, 2014 - 12:36 PM
Jul 14, 2014 - 02:23 PM
1) rodents love chewing on insulation. (why? who the hell knows?!)
2) rodents chewed through the plastic cover of my gas grill gas hose
3) when I serviced my air filter at 45,000 miles I found acorn hulls inside the air filter box
4) my solar panel installer just issued a warning about rodent damage to the wiring of panels and inverters
5) we had terrible cable TV reception until the cable company discovered that the insulation had been chewed through by squirrels in several places on the main trunk
etc, etc, etc.
Aug 22, 2014 - 11:22 PM
Sep 11, 2014 - 11:33 PM
What seems to work the best though is to simply raise the hood, as the pack rats don't like air movement. I raise the hood religiously as I got a nest under my airfilter on my F-150 prior to recently purchasing my used 2012 Volt. ( and seeing all the rather yummy probably irresistable to pack rats supple plump orange wiring harnesses under the hood.)
I have also heard of folks putting a light in the engine compartment or under the car as they also do not like light; but that would just work at night. Another trick I have heard is to park over a tray of naptholene... moth balls or crystals... if you can stand that smell. I have heard the naptholene is toxic, so I avoided doing that. My oneneighbor built a 25,000 dollar airtight garage for his vehicle after the several thousand dollar repair bill he got from the pack rats. MY other neighbor partially fills 5 gallon bucket with water; tried that and it works occsionally as well.