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Glad to hear I'm not alone, I think. Thanks for all the stories and recommendations.

So far dryer sheets are working.
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Along with those (dryer sheets)...the poison bars and place/throw packs will keep them at bay.
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Ready, Aim (in the general direction)........

Tired of having my **** chewed on..

Using incindaries helps you walk it right into the little mf...

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To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint. And a varmint will never quit - ever. They're like the Viet Cong - Varmint Cong. So you have to fall back on superior firepower and superior intelligence. I smell varmint poontang, and the only good varmint poontang is dead varmint poontang. And that's all she wrote.
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Fire and fury like they have never seen...

We are finally talking about our last and final option, MIRV, thermonuclear, peanut butter tipped missles, our beloved cars deserve nothing less.
I stand resolute, albeit, gnawed upon.
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Today I caught another minion!!

...still no rat though

I am starting to like this electronic zapper gizmo
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I'm sorry to hear about your rat issues, but this story is quite entertaining. Personally, I haven't had a rat problem, but a friend had a squirrel family living in his fender well. How they were eliminated I may never know, but it was in the service center of a dealership. Another friend had rats chew up her engine harness. Best of luck, hope you can get that rat before it causes any more damage!
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5 pages about mice - amazing! 20-odd yrs ago I had a family of mice living in one of my heat exchangers. Didn't know it until I drove the car and smelled bad diner food, then figured it out. Worst part was there was no easy way to fully get rid of the smell when turning on heat/defroster except to avoid that side. How did I finally achieve it? New H/E's!
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a couple years ago a mouse made its home in the bellhousing of my jeep. The nest got caught up in the clutch fingers causing it to stay engaged and slip. It sucked. I always set traps around in the winter mostly in the fall. This year i caught ten or so I havnt had traps out lately but I should set some more before they settle in again
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I've caught two field mice but no rat.

Im beginning to wonder if it was just two mice. One riding on the shoulders of another wearing a rat suit??
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a few years ago in the winter we had bird feeders out the front window well there were 2 or 3 mice that would come out and eat the seeds on the ground. After about a month of that we noticed one started growing rather large It was a rat. So we decided to end them using poison. Well come spring mother was cleaning the garden and grabbed a hand full of leaves and mr.rat was stareing her straight in the eye. It was a good laugh.
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I once had an employee, on his way To the job site with his truck trailing a p.lume of smoke. It was badly overheated. When we opened the hood, the engine burst into flames. Rats, or mice had built a nest in the valley under the carburetor..
My wife's Volvo had a chewed up sound deadening pad on the underside of the hood. The check engine light was shortred o2 sensor wires that had also been chewed,($250 problem).
I can recall numerous threads with various overheating complaints that were caused by rats/mice building nests on top of cylinders, heads or oilcoolers.
The Borescope/Proctoscope is well suited for annual check ups of our cooling shroud areas. So, if you have a funny smell coming from your engine, one or two off color plugs or suddenly higher oil temps, whip it out - your bore scope, that is?

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Killed 6 of the little bastards this weekend. The battle rages on.
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Where you been, rats gone to feed at public trough

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I've caught two field mice but no rat.

Im beginning to wonder if it was just two mice. One riding on the shoulders of another wearing a rat suit??
All the rats have gone to gourge at city hall, the mice are SOL, lets seal up the garage and put out the Decon in washington.

Also confused,
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here is the video of my zapper dealing with the fn pack rat we had. Sadly the cam only records in 15 sec lumps and the very exciting bit was cut off bur I assure you it ended VERY quickly (watched it go down live; I hated that rat). Very effective device.

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I've caught two field mice but no rat.

Im beginning to wonder if it was just two mice. One riding on the shoulders of another wearing a rat suit??
Wayner,

Get one of those "Catch 'em alive" traps. You'll find out in a hurry which it is. Then lower it into the nearest lake or bucket to see how long they can swim.
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uhm, been there done that to BOTH above posts.

All traps ROBBED!

I'm getting suspicious and going to start locking my tool cabinets in the event that my tools are being used against me.

No activity in the last few days. Shop heat is off.
Do rats hybernate?

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uhm, been there done that to BOTH above posts.

All traps ROBBED!

I'm getting suspicious and going to start locking my tool cabinets in the event that my tools are being used against me.

No activity in the last few days. Shop heat is off.
Do rats hybernate?

Sounds like the work of a raccoon.
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Forget the peanuts. Make them stay a bit and lick up peanut butter. Slobber it on the snap plate. You've got to make him linger.

As an aside, 50 years ago my father rigged up a 4x4 foot piece of plywood with a rat trap in the middle. Surrounding the trap and in a circular pattern was 2 inch wide flat wire mesh attached to the plywood all the way out to the edge. Attached to the trap were two wires as well as attached to the end of the wire mesh and then a plug. Once the trap was set off it electrified the mesh so the rat was electrified as he ran away with the bait across the plywood. What a great project for us all to work on as kids! A unique death trap!

All we got was a bird.

(BTW, just go the bucket route. Nothing can survive the dreaded bucket)
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