Seems like rodents are very much busy partying these days! The upward graph of incidences pertaining to automobile damage due to rodent attacks is a clear evidence of their dominance.
Cars are proving to be incredibly delicious treats for rodents these days. Of all the problems that cause significant damage and repair bills for your car, it turns out rats, although relatively small are amongst the biggest culprits. Apart from residing under the hood which provides these mammals a warm and cozy place to live, especially during winters, they also snack on the car wires which in turn affects the car health. This rat party, under the hood, can cost a pretty penny for us.
Rodents are blessed with continuously growing incisors which makes them gnaw on anything that comes their way. Part of the blame for such gnawing on wires is the coatings which impart a smooth texture, sweet smell and bright color to the wires. This further engenders contact of bare wires causing shorts. Rodents mainly chew near their nest or shelter, so it could be in a tight, hidden area where you don’t usually think of looking for a problem.
Along with wires, this four-legged creature also attacks the car interiors by chewing through the seat covers and other foam material inside.
There were over 100 incidents of Honda car damage due to rodents in 2013. Also from 2010 to 2013 there were over 215 SUBARU car damage incidents recorded due to rodents.
Let us have a look at some recent incidence where rats have caused some serious damage in automobile sector:
· Rat trap: Mum finally catches giant rodent that caused €2,000 of damage to car February 17 2016, News Irish News, Ireland
Laura Sweetnam (30) from Macroom in Cork caught a giant rat in the boot of her Renault car two months after she had first noticed repeated damage to the interior furnishings and fittings.
Laura, who is a Cork-based garda, admitted she was “absolutely horrified” to spot the rat as she was cleaning her car last Wednesday.
- Rodents Damaging Cars in Broken Arrow
February 12 2016, News on 6.com, Oklahoma, USA
You may not expect to have a rodent problem inside your car, but that’s exactly what some Broken Arrow drivers are experiencing. One mechanic said, in some cases, the rats are causing thousands of dollars in damages by eating wires and building a nest inside the engine compartment. Fellers Auto specialist owner, Tommy Fellers, said he’s recently repaired 13 rat-related problems.
- When Animals Invade Your Car
April 29 2015, Boston.com Staff
You may be carrying additional passengers in your car, and not the kind that can get you access to the HOV lane. Ron Harrison, director of technical services for Orkin Pest Control, says animal infestations in cars are fairly uncommon. Even so, his company’s technicians are contacted about a problem with pests in a car at least once a month. Harrison told Boston.com critters tend to make their presence known.
“The car might not start because a wire was gnawed on,” said Harrison. “Rodents urinate a lot so the smell would make it pretty obvious.”
· Honda’s Soy-Based Wiring Covers Irresistible to Rodents: Lawsuit
January 26 2016, nbc nEWS
Environmentally friendly car wiring with a soy-based coating is too tempting for rodents to resist, according to a federal class-action lawsuit that demands Honda pick up the tab for the damage caused by gnawing mice, rabbits and squirrels.
It’s high time now to take some serious actions against these rodent attacks. We just can’t let them eat our cars anymore!
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