Rat Problem!! Please help!

Suyog's picture
Date Joined: Jun 18, 2011
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Hi! I have Ford Figo. Rats have nibbled my cars wiring ( inside bonnet{hood} near battery) Can any one tell me how to prevent rats for entering my cars bonnet or from nibbling my wiring?

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Date Joined: Sep 01, 2011
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Hi, you could try using wire loom or sleeves to cover your wires. It's like a tube sleeve that goes over your wires to protect them and keep them together. It's available in a variety of materials. This site http://cableorganizer.com/automotive/ can give you some ideas, then go do some more research. Good luck.

fordmastertech's picture
Date Joined: Oct 02, 2011
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Keep a bar of Irish Spring soap in it while being stored. They don't like the smell and also keeps it smelling fresh

1951 F-1, 1974 F-100 Ranger XLT, 1967 Mustang, 1961 Starliner, 1994 F-150 Lightning, 2012 F-150 Eco-Boost, 2013 F-150 5.0

Jeff Snow
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fordmastertech are you joking or does that really work ? I don't have that problen but would be a good precaution for mice

fordmastertech's picture
Date Joined: Oct 02, 2011
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It has worked for me for years, no mice or rat problems and keeps the rides smelling fresh.

1951 F-1, 1974 F-100 Ranger XLT, 1967 Mustang, 1961 Starliner, 1994 F-150 Lightning, 2012 F-150 Eco-Boost, 2013 F-150 5.0

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Date Joined: Mar 09, 2010
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I actually had a rat living in my cars frame (front half, right where the k member if you want to call it is bolted in, and that was due to us having it off for a while a few years back (its dead now), but my solution would be to get that kinda thick wire tape, and wrap your wires with the stuff. When my dad and I make our own wiring harnesses (for stuff like electric seats, wipers, that kinda stuff), we always use the stuff to keep the wires protected. Just an idea.

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Date Joined: Jul 19, 2012
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been use'in irish springs bar soap in my cars 4 years I have mice in the winter and cover my cars with the windows down never any mice or damage.