Surprisingly, there are many cases where a rat will find its way into your car. Not just into the interior either. Often times our rat will work its way into the engine and can even live in portions of your car, like the air filter.
Clearly, this is a place where you can have a serious issue. The rat will chew on cables, tear apart seat covers, and leave its waste behind which not only pose a health risk to you, but also may mean that your car will soon smell like rat urine. That surely isn’t something you want to happen. If it is in your engine, you face the dangers of it destroying key systems that could make it so your car will not run. Something has to be done about this.
If they are in your engine then the way to get them out is a little simpler than it would be if they are inside your car. In this case, you can often get them out simply by sweeping them out of your car. If you lift up the hood, and do a thorough search you are likely to come up with their location and can get them out with something like a broom.
The important thing is that before you even attempt this you need to make sure that you put on gloves, a mask, goggles, and clothing that will protect the vast majority of your skin. These are animals that carry a large number of diseases, and you do not want to contract anything while you are trying to get them out of your car. Make sure that the sweeping motion you use is away from where you are located, so you do not risk the animal biting you are getting on you.
If it is inside your vehicle then you are talking about an entirely different story. This is a little bit more daunting of a task because you simply can’t sweep it away if it is inside your backseat or other part of your vehicle where you don’t have easy access to. This makes your task a little more difficult.
In this case, the sensible thing to do is to decide that termination may be the only way to go. You can place a trap underneath the seat so that when the rat comes out it will get caught in the trap and die. Then all you need to do is dispose of the rat and clean up the area where it died in your problem is resolved.
You may not like this option, but leaving your car door open and expecting a rat to simply go out on its own is not a feasible option. In addition, it would be quite unsafe to reach into the seats and find the rat by grasping for it. This is dangerous and can likely lead to you being bitten with the rat still remaining in your car. This means that termination is really the only safe option for you.
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