How to deal with rats who can survive even a nuclear attack?
Useful tips to keep cars safe from rats.
Rats (rodents) have remarkable resilience. They have unusual physical capabilities that enable them to live through any situation. Rats are known to not only survive nuclear bombing in the past, but also were completely unaffected by ill effects of high levels of nuclear radiation.
In simple words, rats are tough and extremely stubborn creatures. We won’t be surprised if you think it’s impossible to get rid of them if they have sabotaged your car. Don’t worry, we have got you covered.
Here are some simple and cost-effective tips to keep rats away from your beloved car.
Mothballs AKA naphthalene balls contain naphthalene, which when inhaled or ingested can cause blood cells to lose their ability to carry oxygen. Most of the people use it to repel rodents. However, naphthalene balls evaporate over time so you constantly have to keep checking them. Overuse of this product can even lead to health complications for you. Hence, you can give it a shot to keep rats at bay but certainly it cannot be a long-term solution.
Peppermint is known as a great natural deterrent for rats. It is normally preferred due to its non-toxic and friendly properties. But the question is, is it really effective? Unfortunately, the answer is no. It will make your car smell good, but it won’t stop rats from paying visits in your car. Due to their sensitive sense of smell, it is believed that rats will avoid areas with peppermint aroma in high concentrations. But being the smart creature that rats are, soon they will discover some other way to enter your car.
It is believed that if you tie tobacco under the hood of the car and on the chassis, it keeps rodents away from your car. But you are supposed to change the tobacco at least once a week as the packets lose their pungent smell and become ineffective.
Last but not the least is the ultrasound device. Invest in a quality ultrasound rat repellent that will protect your vehicle 24x7. This means you don’t need to keep checking it for its effectiveness. Unlike all the above solutions, you may have to spend a bit to avail this solution. But trust us, it will be worth it as you will be able to safeguard your car with your peace of mind intact.