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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