I have done a little research for those of you who do not wish to call an exterminator, use poison, or place traps yourself. Here are some other ways that could possibly help with keeping them out of our engine:
- Place peppermint essential oil (not extract) drop around your engine.
- Place moth balls directly under your car to create an offensive odor.
- Place rubber snakes underneath you car. They are fearful of snakes and will usually steer clear. Change out the snakes every few days or weeks to keep the rodents from growing accustomed to them. Coat the snakes in peppermint essential oil for an added deterrent.
Hope the above information helps. Remember getting rid of the pesky rodents isn't easy and will take some time. It's important to deal with the problem as soon as possible, since replacing parts can get very expensive.
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