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      06-24-2018, 01:44 PM   #23
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Actually, rodents LOVE metallic objects; they use them to sharpen their teeth.

This is a better option:

https://www.amazon.com/Honda-4019-23.../dp/B00AJTG3N0
Thatís interesting. My neighbor had had two looms, maybe even three replaced on their hrvís due to this issue. Thanks for the link.

My metallic heat tape had Velcro closure which is why I like it - but I had seen evidence of a mouse climbing back in up under the engine cover but no wiring insulation issues.
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traps with pepperoni ! (prior carcass knowledge)
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traps with pepperoni ! (prior carcass knowledge)
peanut butter works really well too, and place the peanut butter UNDER the catch rather than on top of it. they're suckers for JIF.
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I mean if you guys are suggesting baiting traps under the hood with pepperoni and peanut butter, I'd say let's just stuff a cat into that engine bay and be done with dat rodent problem
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They were munching on mine also. I placed a poison Dcon bait trap inside the engine compartment. The next day a dead rat laying on the floor next to car
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I mean if you guys are suggesting baiting traps under the hood with pepperoni and peanut butter, I'd say let's just stuff a cat into that engine bay and be done with dat rodent problem
nothing said about traps under hood ? didn't think anyone would go there in thought ?

CAT ? ? ..... you volunteering to clean out the under hood litter box ?
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I mean if you guys are suggesting baiting traps under the hood with pepperoni and peanut butter, I'd say let's just stuff a cat into that engine bay and be done with dat rodent problem
nothing said about traps under hood ? didn't think anyone would go there in thought ?

CAT ? ? ..... you volunteering to clean out the under hood litter box ?
Shit. Well maybe we need to get a dog in there too to chase the cat away once its job is done
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I think this is the same stuff that Honda sells, without the Honda PN and markup.

https://mouseblocker.com/product/ant...t-repair-tape/

We've had problems with Evil Woodland Critters particularly with our Hondas. Apparently Honda uses a soy-based plastic that they enjoy. There is an ongoing class action lawsuit against Toyota for delicious wiring.

I didn't think that German cars had tasty wiring. Now I know.

Not just cars. Squirrels cause 10-20% of all power outages. And countless fires.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...=.5a6e3c24e8b4

Is there any good way to attract feral cats?
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