Mice Eating Car Spark Plug Wires
Mice Gotcha Down?
Mice Eat Through Spark Plug Wires
There are many ways to combat this problem of mice eating through your spark plug wires. I am going to tell you what you should do. You need to take care of the problem because if you are in a rural area you need your car. And there are health concerns of coming into contact with mice.
If I were you I would not use mouse poison. The mouse may find a hole to die in where you cannot get him out. That could be unpleasant. The odors could be a problem. So the solution of choice, for you guys, is a mouse trap. You need to find a good mouse trap. You can put cheese or peanut butter on the mouse trap.
You also need to buy new wires. Don't be taping those chewed wires up because you could damage your car. In the old days you could tape up the wires with electrical tape. With the smaller engines and computers on the cars now that may not be such a good idea. If you have to tape them some people say just to do so until you get to an auto parts store. I don't recommend it.
Keeping the little buggers out. (The humor section)
If you want to keep the little buggers out, you need to get good weatherstripping on your garage, or you need to get a cat. Cats are great mousers.
Some people think that rubbing silicon paste on the spark plug wires will keep the mice away but I have never tried that. There is an electronic pest control device called Rid-x. You can kill bugs and mice with it, but you won't want to own a hamster or a gerbel.
However some people say they work and others say they don't, so you are looking at just over 50 bucks to try it. On the other hand you won't have to buy it cat food!
If all is failing, you may have to seek professional help. No I don't mean psychological help. Get a pest control guy to come out and poke around to see the source of your mouse problem. Of course the pest control guy is not going to tell you that the electronic device works. And the electronic device salesman is not going to tell you that it only works sometimes.
Now that I have thoroughly confused all of you please be about your business. I have raccoons to deal with!
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