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Old 08-25-2016, 06:19 PM   #21
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You'll be needing a spanking for that.......
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Old 12-02-2016, 06:28 PM   #22
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"All right, we'll call it a draw."
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Old 12-03-2016, 11:53 AM   #23
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Traps + peanut butter are very attractive to rodents and curious dogs.
The warfarin in a dead rat is insufficient to kill a cat ,dog or bird.
Some of the warfarin is degraded as a non toxic metabolite. It gets distributed throughout the body so the animal would need to consume many ,many carcasses to get to LD50. Long before that happened ,the animal would be satiated. Eating sufficient poisoned carrion to get LD50 of warfarin would probably introduce other toxins to the feeding animal and prevent it from revisiting the carcass.
Warfarin is only a risk to those who eat the bait.
Whatever you use, check them frequently - the consequences of leaving rotting carcasses around is stomach churning and also a danger to your health.
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Old 12-03-2016, 07:57 PM   #24
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Gelbster, very impressive I never hear someone talk about LD away from work. Alcohol is also LD of 50
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I loaded the car with moth balls tonight. Two in frunk on sides of battery, two in trunk and two in cabin. Any place I'm missing for a good place to put moth balls. Had a family in cabin filter last year. Stuffed rags in muffler.
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On top of the under-body panels.

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Old 12-05-2016, 05:13 PM   #27
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The smell of the moth balls would drive me out of the car too! And aren't they toxic?
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:54 AM   #28
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SAME PROBLEM _ I just opened my trunk this morning(2/6/19) and found a big nest on the passenger side. The rat or squirrel ripped up my paper towel roll plus there was ripped up insulation in the nest...WTF. The car runs OK so I don't think there is any wiring damage. Nothing looks damaged in the trunk so I don't know where the insulation comes from. I guess today I will jack up the back and see if there is any damage underneath?? We have a nice spring day today so I guess the spring will solve the problem. Can't put her in my one car garage stuffed with two MGBs.
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Can I unsee that photo, please?
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Old 02-07-2019, 12:47 PM   #30
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I understand dryer sheets work well too
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I've since switched to irish spring soap bars. They smell a lot better than moth balls.
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I've since switched to irish spring soap bars. They smell a lot better than moth balls.
Seriously? Is that based on good information from someone who knows?

And (sorry if stupid question)...where exactly do you place them?
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:42 PM   #33
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Rats can cause a hell of a lot of damage, when I was in the USAF I worked on the ground navigation systems, we went to the site because of an outage and found rats had unplugged the antenna unit, eaten all the tech data books, a hard hat, and damaged the main antenna feed cable the ground sheild braid is only thing saved us.

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Seriously? Is that based on good information from someone who knows?

And (sorry if stupid question)...where exactly do you place them?
I had a friend tell me about it and I haven't had a problem since using them. I'm not sure if it really works or just coincidence. On a boxster you'll want to put a bar in each trunk, the cabin and it wouldn't hurt to put one in the engine compartment. Obviously you'll want to remove that last one if you start driving it. The engine compartment would be if you're letting it sit for awhile. I find another big determent is to drive the vehicle around every few days. I've also found that they like to build nest in glove boxes
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I work at Ford Heavy Truck dealership and we see rat damage all the time.... Not cheap on the average.

At a dealer/auto trade show I saw this electronic box that you mount in your car. Low draw on the system, and emits a sound that rodents don't like. I wish I still had the flyer for the company, but I tossed it a while ago. Although there is products like this all over Amazon with decent reviews. Might give that a try
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