How to get rats out of your car
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It is actually not unknown for rats to get into vehicles, such as cars,
and there have been reported incidences in the media of rats getting
into garages and chewing through break cables. When you are told that
rats are very dangerous creatures, you should believe it. As well as
spreading some pretty nasty diseases, they also chew without any
thought. Their teeth constantly grow, and because of this, they find the
need to constantly gnaw and chew through any material, weakened concrete
and cinder blocks included. Oh, and electrical cables.
In an attic, rats chewing through electrical cables can cause serious
damage to the entire circuit of your home. This can prove a costly
mistake to let happen, and repair works can run into the hundreds, and
potentially even thousands, of dollars. There is also the threat of fire
- if electrical cables are chewed through and come into contact with
another material such as attic insulation, there is a very serious
threat of fire. We're sure that’s not something you will want to invite
into your home.
If you think you have a rat in your car, the first thing you should do
is leave the hood up. You're going to need to encourage this critter
out. The best way to do this is with food. The rat won't spend all if
its time in the depths of your vehicle. It will need to come out at some
time, for things such as food. Lay a trap with some really tasty bait,
and move it around the garage for a few days. you can also try the
age-old trick of sprinkling flour around. Little footprints will soon
let you know where the rats are running around the most. At the same
time, you'll need to make sure you are rat-proofing your garage. If you
don't do this important step, more rats will come back. It takes the
smallest hole for a rat to gain access - make sure you’re protecting
your building enough.
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