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blgrant wrote at 2010-11-03 17:52:09
I realize that this is several years old, but I also live in Baltimore City and they are most definitely rats . . . really big rats. I have the same problem and none of the suggestions here apply to keeping city rats out of the car.  

Rick Suddes wrote at 2011-06-07 03:11:37
I would spray rataway fragrance to stop chewing rats squirrels in car engines, etc... non-toxic & non-poisonous

Kyleaz wrote at 2013-01-08 19:56:33
I bought a Rid-A-Rat from Ace Hardware. They guarantee the product 100% and it is green, no poison used.

I installed it in my car and checked it for a few weeks and my rats were sent packing as the product said. So far no more chewing rats! I bet it would work on other animals.

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I was a professional animal damage controller. If you are having problems with squirrels, raccoons, beavers, moles, voles, etc. damaging your property, I can help give you information to resolve that damage. I was an assistant editor for Wildlife Control Technology magazine and have published numerous articles as well as two books in this field.


Former assistant editor for Wildlife Control Technology; Master's degree in Hebrew Bible (yes I am licensed minister), Past New England Director for the National Wildlife Control Operator's Association. I have published two books, The Wildlife Removal Handbook (rev. ed) and the Wildlife Damage Inspection Handbook, and numerous articles. Perhaps a highlight was making the cover of Wildlife Control Technology. I have debated a noted animal rights activist in my own state of Massachusetts on radio and TV.

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