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Old 22nd March 2024, 09:15   #1756
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Re: Rat damage to cars | Protection, solutions & advice

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Trying this method to see if I can keep the rats away from the car.
I have had great results with random LED strobe lights like this one. It also emits ultrasound. I have installed this on all the cars we park outside our garage. For the last 5 years, great results.
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The objective is to just cause enough distraction for the rats to look at a different place to nest. If the light is constant, they may get used to it.

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Old 22nd March 2024, 12:53   #1757
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Has anyone tried CARCAT? The manufacturer claims that its efficacy is above 90%.
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Old 26th March 2024, 20:55   #1758
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I have had great results with random LED strobe lights like this one. It also emits ultrasound. I have installed this on all the cars we park outside our garage. For the last 5 years, great results.
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The objective is to just cause enough distraction for the rats to look at a different place to nest. If the light is constant, they may get used to it.

May I know where I can buy these strobe lights?
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Old 27th March 2024, 23:07   #1759
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May I know where I can buy these strobe lights?
This is what I have installed
https://www.amazon.in/Loraffe-Repell...dp/B07LCKBGY8/
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Dear Bhpians

I have this strange odour from my sparingly used safari dicor when I turn on the AC and blower. It is a foul smell which does not give up no matter what ever solutions I have tried.
Now that I have got the entire AC cleaned via opening the dashboard which had some rat droppings removed thoroughly by the cleaner and sprayed dettol disinfectant over it , what is missing that I need to do to eliminate this pungent smell.
Is the smell still there? Even I'm facing a similar issue, but not related to rats. Sometime last to last year I would hear water/liquid splashing on breaking. I took the car to service center they said coolant has leaked and cooling coil/heating coil is damaged. They replaced it under warranty but the coolant smell has not gone till now. Every time I switch on the AC, especially heater that smell is there. The service center had cleaned it with diesel/similar chemical as per them but the smell remains.

Someone suggested to get the the whole AC pipes cleaning done with surf or similar detergent, like you got it done. Not sure how effective and costly that will be.
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Old 29th March 2024, 22:43   #1761
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Re: Rat damage to cars | Protection, solutions & advice

There seems to be a nice article on the smells that Rats dislike.

1. Peppermint Oil
2. Moth Balls
3. Garlic
4. Household Ammonia
5. Clove Oil
6. Cayenne Pepper/ Chilli
7. Citronella
8. Citrus
9. Bleach
10. Vinegar
11.Eucalyptus
12. Coffee
13. Raw Onion
14. Black Pepper
15. Lavender Oils
16. Sage

I have used 1,8,11&15 with cotton swabs/balls saoked in these oil and found to be good. They smell great.
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I would rather recommend a traditional approach of placing a wooden catcher (use fried coconut or vada as a bait) along with placing rat cakes in frequented areas. I've observed that once a rat falls in to the wooden cage, you can be rest assured of no attack till few weeks further. Rats seem to leave warning signals to inform fellow rats look like!! but is true.
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