Rat Trap For a Car

Rat infestations are one of the most annoying problems that a property owner can face. Not only are rats dirty and disease-ridden, but they also cause destruction to furniture and wiring. The problem does not stop with households rats also infest cars, and they can damage your vehicle if you don't combat the situation.

Inside vehicles, rats are known to crawl into vents, where they can easily die and fill a car with stench in the process. Rats also eat away at various wires, components, tubes and circuitry under the hood. Consequently, if you do nothing to fight a rat infestation in your car, you run the risk of having future performance issues with the vehicle.

Engine wires are particularly vulnerable to rodent damage. If rodents chew away the insulation covering the wires, this can cause short circuits, resulting in expensive damage to the engine. And when you replace the wires, the insulation on your new wires might simply be chewed away again!

Though your car might seem protected when you lock it and turn on the alarm, rat have a way of getting into all types of vehicles. Due to the small size of rat, it's easy for them to squeeze through openings smaller than a dime. In most cases, they will crawl up from under the engine and make their way to other areas once inside.

The following are among the most common entry points that rat will use to access a car:

  • Vents
  • Holes around cables
  • Pedal shafts
  • Steering columns

Rats can also make their way into your car if you leave your windows cracked. Therefore, it's important to keep a car inaccessible and unattractive to rats.

Below is the rat trap for a car:

SNAP TRAPS

Snap traps have been used to manage rodents for more than a century. They are very straightforward in their operation. Bait is put on a lever to attract a rat. Then, a rat trips the lever and releases a stiff wire bar that's attached to a strong spring. The bar smashes down on the rat, trapping and (usually) killing it instantly.

GLUE TRAP

Another popular type of trap is the "sticky strip," which uses a thick gluey adhesive to trap the little creatures. (Don't touch the sticky part!)

The sticky strip has several advantages:

  • It can be affixed to surfaces inside the engine compartment.
  • It may catch more than one rat at a time.
  • It is disposable.
  • It does not accidentally snap down on your fingers.

Place traps near and on top of the tires, since that is often the entry point for rodents that are trying to climb into the engine.

Some people may object to the fact that rats probably die a slow and tortured death when they're caught on sticky traps. There are cage-like traps that humanely capture rodents so they can be rehabilitated, given a secret identity, and relocated in a far-away area that doesn't have automobiles. People who have spend heavily on car repairs are usually not inclined to be so charitable to the perpetrators, but if you want to catch the rodents without hurting them, then humane traps are definitely an option to consider.

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