[Homestead] Rodents in cars
eureka at hctc.net
eureka at hctc.net
Fri May 30 17:12:06 EDT 2008
Yes, we should put our collective heads together on this.
We park on an asphalt drive in our carport, so I'm not
sure a concrete pad would do anything. Unfortunately I
must park under cover because (I failed to mention, Honda
Pet Peeve #2) Honda cannot design a car to keep tiny live
oak leaves from falling into the space between the
windshield and hood and clogging the air conditioning
system. I think this is also where the mice get in.
Because of the apparent car-rodent problem I decided not
to park in the carport (on the edge of a wild creek) last
spring when the live oaks drop leaves. So it cost me $500
to have the air conditioning system dismantled and the
leaves blown out. (It was then blowing bird seed and
crunched leaves). Sigh.
Before the Honda Pilot I drove a Honda Accord station
wagon for 13 years (sold it to a neighbor, and it's still
going) and had the same issue with mice in the city of
Austin where I had a gravel drive. So for me it wasn't
just a country problem.
I can attest my husband's econocar Nissan has had no mice
or leaf problems, so I'm hoping the Nissan truck won't
either, thus allowing me to try Bev's suggestion.
A park ranger friend in Utah had kangaroo mice chew his
wires and his engine caught on fire. You are very lucky!
On Fri, 30 May 2008 15:49:17 -0500
Gene GeRue <genegerue at ruralize.com> wrote:
> On May 30, 2008, at 3:19 PM, <eureka at hctc.net>
><eureka at hctc.net> wrote:
>> Unfortunately my Honda Pilot is prone to
>> mouse invasion--go figure. I am a great Honda fan, love
>> the mpg, but for all the bucks the designers can't
>> out how to keep rodents out and the dealership actually
>> suggested I keep rat poison under the hood!
> Not just Honda. My Toyota Tacoma had certain wiring
> through. The dealer here fixed it before I left last
> Phoenix. Halfway there the truck started missing unless
>I kept it over
> sixty. Going up a long mountain grade south of Flagstaff
>I got caught
> in slow traffic and the engine died. Lucky to get out of
>that with my
> I have D-Con under the hood. I also park in a different
> time I use it. I am thinking it may be worth it to pour
>a concrete pad
> to park on. Let's brainstorm; I'm sure it is a common
> conundrum. Greasy tires?
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