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Old Oct 12th, 2002, 06:40 PM
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How Do I Keep The Chipmunk Out Of My Engine Bay?

I said "engine bay" because hood means convertible top across the pond, and a bonnet is something little girls wear on their heads over here in the colonies. Anyway...a chipmunk is climbing up into my engine bay to have dinner (Dogwood seeds so far...not any wires yet). I'm finding a pile of empty seeds every other day or so. What find of deterent (chemical) will work? We have a cat, but she stays inside.

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In the brochure, there's something about electronic rodent protection or something. Ask your dealer about it, although they probably won't have a clue

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In the brochure, there's something about electronic rodent protection or something. Ask your dealer about it, although they probably won't have a clue

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Which brochure?

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It was in my original brochure... as an optional extra. Didn't give a release date

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My garage used to be a favorite home of some feild mice .... until I chased them off by depositing moth balls around the areas they could get in ... been gone for 6 months now
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Mice chewed up all the wires in my BMW 325ix, and they REALLY killed my old Integra.

While I was on vacation, they put about 5 pounds of dog food (from a nearby dog food storage bin)in the ventilation system, so I was unable to use the A/C or heater without it shooting dog food all over the interior through the fan and stinking up the car with puppy chow. It cost me over $500 for mechanics to get the food out and still the car smelled like beef.

Now my MCS is guarded by a wall of mousetraps. I've caught 3 of the little sh*ts so far.

What electric rodent protection are you talking about??? What the? Is that a joke?
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In the brochure, there's something about electronic rodent protection or something. Ask your dealer about it, although they probably won't have a clue

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hey dom, didn't you mean to say; "shoot it!" (the chipmunk)

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Rodent protection:

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Chipmunk Troubles

If it's the same variety as our Chipmunk, it must leave a nasty mess

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Another way more pacific to keep the chipmoncks out of your engine bay is to put a ball of dog hair in a stocking and place it somewhere in the engine bay. Chipmoncks are scared of dogs and won't approach your car anymore.

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Along the same lines, you could dribble some red fox urine (used by hunters as a scent block) in the garage. It's rather potent, so you don't need much. The rodents smell the urine, assume there's a fox in the area, and leave for the neighbor's house.

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Along the same lines, you could dribble some red fox urine (used by hunters as a scent block) in the garage. It's rather potent, so you don't need much. The rodents smell the urine, assume there's a fox in the area, and leave for the neighbor's house.

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Thanks for the advice. It took me all morning, but I finally found a red fox. I'm having trouble making it "go". What's the best way? I have a little cup set on the ground, but the thing doesn't want to squeeze a drop.
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I bought an electronic rodent chaser at Home Depot today. It's sitting on my MINIs roof right now chirping away. I'll let you know.

As to the dog hair idea...we have a cat. Wouldn't they dislike cats more? That may be my next move.

As to Redd Fox's urine...isn't he dead?

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Check at a feedstore or Petco. They should sell dog and cat repellent, and I'm sure they sell rodent repellent too. Just put some, or moth balls, in a mesh bag and lay it where Chip 'n' Dale have lunch. Another thing to try is red pepper or chili powder. Sprinkle it where the rodents walk. When they sniff it or lick their feet, they will be in for a big surprise. I had a problem with the neighbor's dog stealing my morning paper, so I took an old paper and sprinkled it with chili powder and placed it on the driveway before I went to bed. The next morning it had been moved about six inches. I never lost another paper.
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Well, the electronic high frequency rodent repeller didn't work...back to Home Depot it goes.

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