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    Rodents in engine compartment

    Hi Folks;
    Just cleaned my truck and was detailing the engine compartment and found rodent poops on the top of the engine cover, has anybody had this problem and any suggestions on how to get rid of them?
    Thanks

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    Re: Rodents in engine compartment

    Daily driver or parked.?Moth balls under the hood work.
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    Re: Rodents in engine compartment

    Daily driver 2016 Ram Rebel

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    Re: Rodents in engine compartment

    I had this happen to me. Rats made a nest in the block and gnawed through my knock sensor wires resulting in a significant repair bill. I think this is a winter phenomenon where by they seek shelter on a warm block. I am not sure how to prevent future occurrences though have read that mothballs hanging in the engine bay is one solution (can't imagine that would smell very nice in the cab so I have not tried). Traps underneath maybe but if you have other pets around that might end up being suboptimal.

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    Re: Rodents in engine compartment

    Set a rat trap with peanut butter inside the engine surrounding area..
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    Re: Rodents in engine compartment

    Has been a big issue as of late. I'm told that some of the new vehicle wiring(don't know the makes) is not plastic coated but a soy product. Some big bills to repair.

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    Re: Rodents in engine compartment

    Moth balls in those neat little packets. Different smell but still effective. Zip tied halfway on the pack between the two tablets and it stays till it has fully dissolved. Canadian tire sells them. PARA-ZENE® Moth Balls. Can be zip tied anywhere. Squirrels hate them.
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    Re: Rodents in engine compartment

    You could also try leaving the hood open 12" or so.
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    Re: Rodents in engine compartment

    Get yourself some of the sticky glue traps, and put them on both sides of your tires after you park. It's the easiest way into the engine compartment for the little b******s.

    Soy used in wiring is definitely a problem!

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    Re: Rodents in engine compartment

    Use traps not poison. If you poison they will die in a bad spot and start to decompose, you know the rest. Icdc covers rodent damage
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