Rat/mouse problem

Chad2008

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First off should a rat/mouse be able to get into the car? I feel like it’s a manufacturing defect that should be covered they are destroying my beautiful new Bronco what should I do??
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First off should a rat/mouse be able to get into the car? I feel like it’s a manufacturing defect that should be covered they are destroying my beautiful new Bronco what should I do??
They are sneaky and can squeeze into very small gaps. He or she is only looking for a home away from the cold. If you park outside your more at risk. Was an article awhile back about a squirrel that filled an engine bay with walnuts. Its just what rodents do.

From what I heard they leave when the car moves so driving should chase it out for a small time. If you don't have pets or kids you can leave bait traps and hope it dies outside the sport. Keeping it out entirely is almost impossible.

Be sure to check your important parts for damage as they like to chew on things. Could also get a dozen cats and be the crazy bronco cat guy or gal or other non binary individual.
 

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There are sprays and oils that will supposedly keep them away. I have no experience with them.

I have used moth balls to drive rats out of my shed.
 
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unfortunately those little suckers can pretty much find a way into anything. If they can find a space that their skull fits through, they are coming in. I fight a constant war with them at work and I'm usually losing.

if you are inside a garage, i would put traps around. There are also those ultra sonic mouse repellent things but I have no idea if they work or just snake oil.

Really a crummy issue to deal with, sorry to hear it 😣
 

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I keep spring loaded mouse traps from hardware store in my garage with fresh peanut butter on them. Have got a couple over the years. I also have cats that like to do all night outside patrols which works pretty good too...
 

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unfortunately those little suckers can pretty much find a way into anything. If they can find a space that their skull fits through, they are coming in. I fight a constant war with them at work and I'm usually losing.

if you are inside a garage, i would put traps around. There are also those ultra sonic mouse repellent things but I have no idea if they work or just snake oil.

Really a crummy issue to deal with, sorry to hear it 😣
The ultrasonic repellents work great for mice. Spiders, not so much.
 

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First off should a rat/mouse be able to get into the car? I feel like it’s a manufacturing defect that should be covered they are destroying my beautiful new Bronco what should I do??
It must be a Ford thing. I have caught 26 mice using spring traps in the cab of my 2013 F150 which is parked outside.
 

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It must be a Ford thing. I have caught 26 mice using spring traps in the cab of my 2013 F150 which is parked outside.
I had them in my toyota once too, but it was parked for a week at a trailhead while I was backpacking. I think they'll find a way into any vehicle if they want to. Interesting tip about the mint oil, I'll have to remember that.
 
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