Tulsa Wildlife and Animal Removal

How to Prevent Rodents from Chewing on Your Car's Wires

There are few things more frustrating for a Tulsa car owner than when they are trying to start up their car and nothing happens. Of course this could be due to a number of reasons, but one you may not think of is that rodents have chewed through your car’s wires. Rodents like Oklahoma rats and mice are known to chew on wires to control the growth of their teeth. If they happen to come across the wires in your car, they will almost certainly take advantage of the situation. Fortunately, there are some ways to prevent this so that you don’t get an unpleasant surprise.

When it comes to preventing Tulsa rodents from chewing on your car, folk remedies like spreading hot sauce within the hood can be useless. The rodents have a large space in the mouth from the rear molars to the incisors. This is enough space that the Oklahoma animal can use to gnaw on something without it reaching the tongue.

Having a predator like a cat may help in keeping the rodents away. The cat may not catch too many Oklahoma mice, but it can be a deterrent that prevents them from coming near. Removing the things which provide shelter may also force them to go away. When you remove the source of food, it can reduce the population. Make sure that you pick up the pet foods and bird feeders at night and the can of garbage should be tightly closed. Using mothballs can also be effective when it comes to keeping the Tulsa rodent away from your car. You can place some mothballs in old socks and put them under the hood. You can replace such mothballs after some time since the chemical may evaporate.

Experiencing any car trouble can be frustrating, especially if it is something as unexpected as having your wires chewed through by Tulsa rodents. Make sure you take the advice mentioned above so that you can prevent rodents from coming near your car and causing damage. It is a good idea to make your home, your garage, your car and your yard as unattractive as possible to rodents so that you won’t have to deal with their aftermath. The last thing you want is to be in a hurry to get somewhere only to find that you’re stranded due to Oklahoma rodents chewing through your car’s wires.

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