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Old 12th September 2006, 01:45   #31
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Dear All i face a problem of Rats eating the wires in my car, I have tried putting napthalene bal-lls, Mortien rat poison cakes, Raw tobacco powder, But no avail even tried to change the parking slot. but nearly every car in the building faces the same problem..
Mods i didnt know where to post this, so if its in the wrong section please move
You need to talk to Dr. SpeedSatya....... he has just the right medicine for this...
Search the forum for a solution posted by him. The ingredients are easy to source and administration is simple.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...=rat#post33501
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Old 12th September 2006, 01:52   #32
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Hey Kaizer,

Where Are You Right Now ?? Ahmedabad ??

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Old 12th September 2006, 02:12   #33
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Simple solution:Get a cat.
PS: Im serious!
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Old 12th September 2006, 10:41   #34
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I also had the rat problem with my Maruti Zen. Some pipe eaten and once one died inside somewhere. It was a major problem, since we simply could not find it. The local garagewallah opened up whatever he could think of and finally it was found inside the front suspension setup. The rats seem to prefer marutis or what? No problems with my OHC parked next to it.

The solution is a combination of what most guys have said above. What solved the situation in my case:
1. Avoid eating/drinking in your car.
2. Breed some cats.
3. Rat infestation contract with PCI. They have kept two electronic gizmos and also poison/traps at various places where rats can enter compound.

The above combination has helped and I now tolerate some paw marks and cat scratch marks on my cars.
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Old 12th September 2006, 23:43   #35
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Someone had once suggested in the automobile column of "Outlook Money" that the odour from a partly opened pouch of tobacco keeps the rats away ! Full story can be found in the following URL:

http://*******.com/8zagx
Sorry chief dosent work. Put four packets ot tobacco all around the engine bay & on the floor around the car.

Thank god i used local tobacco, & didnt crush my daily ciggy's
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I am surprised that this has not been suggested so far.

I am not sure if this works, since I have not tried it myself, but I have it on good authority that the solution for rats is Camphor ( karpuram as we say in Tamil ).

Rats come and park themselves above the shock absorbers in the engine bay. The suggestion is to pinch some camphor in the engine bay as well as as to pinch and sprinkle in and around the engine etc. at night.

The vapors are supposed to keep the rats away.

Hope this works. I have not yet experienced this problem myself, but some members in our bldg are already complaining.

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I am not sure if this works, since I have not tried it myself, but I have it on good authority that the solution for rats is Camphor ( karpuram as we say in Tamil ).


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Thanks Venkat,

Last week I found 6 new born rat's dead in my car in the stephny area. Had a tough time cleaning the car with that foul smell. I will try your suggestion now
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Yeah - just when I kicked the habit, my car picks it up!
LMAO, that was a funny one, steeroid.

haven't you guys seen Tom & Jerry ? cats are not the answer for the rat problems. Pied Piper is.

a friend of mine in Bangalore has this problem & had to spend 4k to get the wiring done. so iam watching this thread for a solution. bottle brushes are surely not the answer. may be the rats got the smell of rum in that & ran away.

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White rats are supposed to be damn good at keeping out other varieties.
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Rats hmmm. they are a real problem I can understand. They like to feed on wires. I guess give them a bait with a live wire of 220 volts, spread nicely with cheese on them, left under the car. chew it and get blown, that shoudl help!!!

But the problem is genuine, bec i have also heard that wires eaten and cars not starting up in the morning after a good night run!!!
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plsssssss *lease:tell me as to how can i solve this.
Speedsatya, nothing to worry. Just buy a pack of ROBON. Its like a chocolate bar. Just break a couple of sections and place them inside the engine compartment. Keep watching the bits of this section each morning. If its been bitten then the process has begun. If the piece is missing. then all the more reason for celeberations. Keep replacing these bit at regular intervals and soon the rodents will vanish and so will all your worries. the rodent will die far far ( 3km) away from your house.

Be sure it is ROBON and not some similar looking stuff. there are lots of spurious one in the market.

So long....
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Dear SpeedSatya,

How abt keeping a cat on the mat(in the car) to catch the rat?!
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Come on guys this is a more than 2 year old topic. I think Speedsatya had solved the problem a long time ago!
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Note from mod : Thread reopened because a certain lancer has cute baby rats
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Note from mod : Thread reopened because a certain lancer has cute baby rats
You forgot to add that 2 leather seats have already been damaged.
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