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Old 12th October 2016, 17:51   #31
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GTO, By any chance, did your car go for an engine wash after this wrap?

An automobile shop owner advised to try this - To fit a small LED bulb strip inside the engine bay and switch it on during the night time.
High Pressure Engine compartment washing can be dangerous, If water seeps and get inside along with engine oil, it may result in Hydro-locking and engine may fail. I would suggest to use lite spray of phenyl and wipe gently using damp cloth to remove the rat odour.

Regarding LED, I purchased this and let it run whole night, but the rodent was still back.

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Yesterday I tried connecting small comb and brushes, looks like this huge rodent has no effect of it.

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Can you see the poop, it has come back despite all my attempts to block it.

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I have parked in different place now, i will continue with the lights-on and some smashed pepper. I also have got some Rat poison, will mix with tomatoes and place late night near the apartment gates and holes, need to do this when every one sleeps so that no pets or birds swallow it, the struggle continues, will post with updates tomorrow.
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I just keep a piece of the Mortein rat-kill cake under the driver's seat and behind the front suspension struts inside the bonnet of each car. That way if rats do attack they would go for this yummy (for them) but lethal piece of cake rather than the wiring.
Rat-kill is a two way sword. I put some in the engine bay of my Polo. They chew it and spill the crumbs all over the engine bay. Rat-kill mixed with rat droppings smells like hell. Besides, it seems that rat-kill doesn't work fast. It took almost a week (after using rat-kill) for me to discover a dead rat in my car parking area. In that one week's time they do all the damage they can. There's another downside to it. Some rat poisons sold for home use are designed to attract the rats and kill them. So if you keep them in the car you'll be inviting more of those rodents. When one dies another comes. If the rat dies inside some nooks in the engine bay its a nightmare to take that out and then clean it.
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IMO cats are the best rodent repellant
Cats may keep the rats away but don't let a cat inside the engine bay. They may pull some wires or scratch some covers off. Besides, what if the cat decides to sleep in the engine bay planning for an ambush?. Now, come to think of it...a rat inside a car can attract many other predators too. Imagine lifting the bonnet and finding a snake inside the engine bay .
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Cats may keep the rats away but don't let a cat inside the engine bay. They may pull some wires or scratch some covers off. Besides, what if the cat decides to sleep in the engine bay planning for an ambush?. Now, come to think of it...a rat inside a car can attract many other predators too. Imagine lifting the bonnet and finding a snake inside the engine bay .

I didnt mean you should keep a cat in the engine bay !
If there are cats in the vicinity the rats seem to stay away. There are some rats around but they dont get into my engine because there is always a cat or two hanging around under my car because I feed them.
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I didnt mean you should keep a cat in the engine bay !
HaHa... but you didn't need to. They keep themselves in the engine bay. Cats like secluded places that they can climb into, and, all the better if they are warm.

I do think that my cat, who was seen by the maid killing a fair-sized rat, is acting as a good deterrent. Of course, I'm fond of the cat: it would be heartbreaking as well as an unimaginable mess, to turn any cat into mincemeat under the hood. I make a habit of always beeping the horn before starting the engine at home.
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I have a update to tell you guys:

The following things failed:
1. Rat Repellent
2. Comb & Brush rat traps
3. Phenyl spray

The following things combined seems to have worked:
1. Tobacco Leaves
2. Half-Smashed Pepper in small containers and few spread all over
3. LED Light thoughout night
4. Swapped both of my car's places with each other in the parking area, the infested car is not been further intruded and so as my other car which was kept in it's place.
5. Made Friends with kitties, one is now sleeping inside my engine room.
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Mod Note: Please discuss only the repellent tape on this thread. We have other threads to discuss alternate solutions.

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GTO, By any chance, did your car go for an engine wash after this wrap?
I don't spray wash the engine bay, with or without the rat tape .
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Looks like a good solution. I had rat problem in My Accord (Cost me) and I regularly see Rat activity in my Jazz.

Open packets of Tobacco has been working for me. The cheap Tobacco packets opened in half and some Tobacco sprinkled in and around the engine bay.
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Abhijeet Gopal shared the following useful information on our Facebook page:

"There is a cable sleeve / cover by company called mdr mx. Their cables used in data center are rodent proof. Width 16 to 22 mm. Price 300. 4.5 mtr will cover all the wires. It will also withstand high temperatures."
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Abhijeet Gopal shared the following useful information on our Facebook page:
"There is a cable sleeve / cover by company called mdr mx. Their cables used in data center are rodent proof. Width 16 to 22 mm. Price 300. 4.5 mtr will cover all the wires. It will also withstand high temperatures."
Need this sleeve . Rehaan can you please get more info on this?

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Need this sleeve . Rehaan can you please get more info on this?
Here's a link shared by the same user.
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