How can I prevent rats and mice from attacking my vehicle?

I always see rats and mice scurrying from my car when I open my garage. Most of the time, it's no big deal other than a scare. But sometimes they chew through the wires of my car, which is an expensive pain to repair! How can I stop them?

Answer
Furry pests are never fun to have around, and can do expensive damage to your car! If you want to eliminate a rat and mice infestation in your used vehicle, you should:
  • Clear out any potential hiding spots
  • Get rid of all food in your car
  • Block points of entry into the garage or your vehicle
  • Drive your car more often
  • Use traps or poisons
If you can manage to keep the rats and mice out, you can keep your vehicle in better condition, which can lead to a better return on investment when you decide to sell your car.
Once you’ve gotten rid of your infestation, another good way to make sure your car stays in good condition is to review your insurance policy. The easiest way to do this is through the Jerry app—we’ll get you personalized quotes from top providers so that all you need to do is pick the deal that works best for you!
Best of luck with taking care of these furry invaders—you’ve got this!
Eric Schad
Answered on Nov 04, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.
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