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Old 11-20-2017, 11:40 AM
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This went on for 4 hours. I removed the nest and the rat built it back.

I got this one with my .45 pistol finally at about 3 am that morning.

They ate everything under the hood of my 300zx. Its just the motor that's left under the hood.

They ate the sparkplug wires, all wiring harnesses, hood insulation and all.

From what I read its the soybean based wiring they love on Japanese cars.
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This went on for 4 hours. I removed the nest and the rat built it back.

I got this one with my .45 pistol finally at about 3 am that morning.

They ate everything under the hood of my 300zx. Its just the motor that's left under the hood.

They ate the sparkplug wires, all wiring harnesses, hood insulation and all.

From what I read its the soybean based wiring they love on Japanese cars.
Thats absolutely insane. Where do you store the car?
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Old 11-20-2017, 02:13 PM
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Don't throw a brick at a rat in Alabama because then the rat will be armed. Wow! What a story. If you know where the rats live say in a hole in the ground if you drop a few chunks of carbon dioxide dry ice in the hole, the carbon dioxide finds the lowest spots and they will die there. Chicago started using this method recently.


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Old 11-20-2017, 02:36 PM
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Thats absolutely insane. Where do you store the car?
Backyard. I will have a several bay drive in garage soon so that should solve a good bit of this stuff.

I started out shooting them with my ruger 10/22 but the .22 caliber bullets weren't killing them. Unless I got a few shots in them.

.45 works nicely

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Don't throw a brick at a rat in Alabama because then the rat will be armed. Wow! What a story. If you know where the rats live say in a hole in the ground if you drop a few chunks of carbon dioxide dry ice in the hole, the carbon dioxide finds the lowest spots and they will die there. Chicago started using this method recently.


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What did you do to / for your E53 today??

That's very cool. I thought you were just an amazing shot! (Not inferring opposite). Using a pistol to shoot a varmint is bad ass even with shot.

My dad's best friend used similar and was able to shoot 23/25 clay pigeons in a round of skeet once.

I have an airsoft MAC-10. Works phenomenally well to get unwanted creatures to find a more preferred location but what to do with those rats wow.

I'm wondering if you could actually use something like a Van de Graaff generator to put the car at half a million volts potential when you aren't using it. When they climb up they will bridge the gap and a little bit of lightning will make that car their least favorite place on Earth.

If a person went to grab the door handle before draining the charge it would be a heck of a static spark but just "something to talk about" not really deadly as long as the cars capacitance wasn't too high.

Electric fence circuit would work well also if you could figure out a way to make sure they bridged the gap from ground maybe offer them an obvious easy path: build a ramp out of 1/4" mesh that leads to a favored entrance portal then make sure their first step to the car is metal. You could take the concept of bug zapper and make a rat zapper.

My first thought was to make a mesh of alternate wires like chicken fence scale that would zap if bridged but the problem is they will figure it out and hop over. If you had something they had to climb or if the circuit completion is the car itself they will learn it's the car itself to avoid.

There are high frequency generators that are supposed to work on rats. If a high frequency sound at high enough volume can be introduced into say the engine bay they could hopefully be turned away.

Stunning story I hope you can eliminate the pests before they cause too much additional damage.
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This went on for 4 hours. I removed the nest and the rat built it back.

I got this one with my .45 pistol finally at about 3 am that morning.

They ate everything under the hood of my 300zx. Its just the motor that's left under the hood.

They ate the sparkplug wires, all wiring harnesses, hood insulation and all.

From what I read its the soybean based wiring they love on Japanese cars.
Packrats got to my father's 300zx in Tucson. Messed up the headlamp and engine harness so bad you could never count on the lights opening up. It was less of a loss to sell the car than to go through all the wiring.

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