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Old 31st October 2017, 12:35   #1291
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Advaith? I had checked with Advaith Bannerghatta and they had said they cannot do this....
It was done at Advaith Rajajinagar. Please dont take it as an official work at the service centre. Since this issue is widely seen in the city, couple of them do this wrapping work on the major cables. So there is no billing on it. If you need contact numbers, I will get it when his driver returns
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Any BMW owners here experienced a rat issue ? I find most cables are already well insulated, some of them are metal casing itself, others are hard plastic which is tough to open even with a cutter.
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I had a regular visitor that made it a point to deposit its poo on the BMW logo on the engine cover (F30 320d). I decided to discourage this and tried the following in order and sometimes in combination( rather expensive ):
1. Rat cage ( did not catch any)
2. Napthalene balls in a bag - no effect
3. some rat repellant spray - no effect
4. Hemito Motion sensing LED strip light - no effect ; I thought a flash of light would discourage the rat
5. PCI Glue pads on the engine cover - salutory effect as this inhibits the rats
6. TechTrendz Ultrasonic C size battery operated - in combination with glue pads , seems to keep rats away -but not independently tested
7. Bayer Rocumin rat killer cake ( from Amazon) . this was kept on the glue pads in case the rat was stuck to the glue pad and needed to be put out of misery.
8. Peppermint oil - used in combination with 6& 7 so keeps the rat away but not independently tested
9. Agricom rat killer trap ( from Amazon - never got to use this as there were some stray dogs around that might have set it off. It is the most violent killer trap I have seen - can snap your finger if you are not careful).

So glue pads on (PCI), Allin peppermint oil, Tech Trendz ultrasonic oscillator all from Amazon seem to inhibit the rats from visiting if you place these for a period ( 1 to 2 weeks ) close to you see the droppings

A rat can chew BMW wheel sensor cables and more, make no mistake about that.
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I had a regular visitor.....Agricom rat killer trap...A rat can chew BMW wheel sensor cables and more, make no mistake about that.
Thank you for the post. Good that you told me, I have not checked the wheel sensors since 10 days !!! We have the same Agricom trap, we had bought it for the home balcony issue, but rats never came to the house after amazon delivered this product
I sprayed 'Nichem no entry' last night. I expected too much from this product. Its hard to spray and the throw is very short, making it tough to reach the internal empty areas of the engine bay. It really stinks, so I think even the security guys will move away from my car (they used to sit and snore near my hood during night shifts). I also found my wife's Figo headlight wires were cut 3 days back, she didn't know about it (typical lady driver, she will not know even if the engine is taken away by the rats) !! I connected those wires by myself as it was visible easily. Sprayed Figo bay also with Nichem. Curious to see more foot prints after the spray. Will report details soon
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I bought this at the dealership. No rat problems at my place - for safety only. The dealership (Advaith Bannerghatta service is awesome for hyundai) highly recommended this on
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I bought this at the dealership....for safety only...
Wow, 6 Bottles of spray just for 'Safety" ? I think we need to google on 'rat phobia' and find a solution

Nichem No Entry Update : There is no sign of any rat presence since 1 week after the initial use, I find the spray mechanism is too hard. You need to press really hard but the quantity sprayed is too little each press. Eventually your index finger will start paining though the action needs to go on for 10 mts or more to cover the engine bay. Even the throw is too short, tough to reach the deeper areas between engine and other parts.

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Wow, 6 Bottles of spray just for 'Safety" ? I think we need to google on 'rat phobia' and find a solution

Nichem No Entry Update : There is no sign of any rat presence since 1 week after the initial use, .
6 bottles of spray on the shelf of the Advaith Hyundai showroom. I only bought one of them!

Thanks for updating about Nichem No entry spray. Will order the same
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So, hey! joining the anti-mickey club.

Wife called and said that the CEL and the coil were both on. Went to check it out. Open the hood and one fat fella with a tail jumps right out from between the cladding. Saw that it has bitten the wire to the battery and a few other areas.

Called up VW Elite Hosur. They advised me to not drive and get it in a flatbed. Called RSA (ICICI) and they were quick enough to get the car there. Went along with the tow truck driver.

VW evaluated the wiring and say it's going to costs 10k + labor. :( Have said yes since there is no other option and I am not confident giving it to a FNG for such stuff.

Now, I am on to the tobacco leaves and rat spray stuff. Thanks for sharing your feedback / reviews on the rat sprays and tobacco. I guess I'll do both.
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Recently shifted home and for the first time in 43 years of vehicle ownership, am facing this rat menace. It has started on the fuel pipe of my activa. My garage is a nice and cozy place for the rat and we only keep the two wheeler there. Our cars are out on the road due to the weird entrance to our garage. The rat has bitten the tube 4 times. I have now got a metal spring wound over the fuel pipe and have also moved my bike to a more open area of my house compound. This seems to have worked and no issue for about 5 days now. I think if we illuminate the space and make it unsafe for the rat to move about freely, that can be a part solution.
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