Rodents causing mayhem to vehicles, not just buildings

18 Mar

At Abate Pest Management, we have recently seen an increase in customer enquiries regarding rats and mice.

A customer earlier this month found they had mice chewing cables in the engine of their Mercedes Benz and the car broke down not long afterwards due to the damage caused by the rodents.

Even though the car was under warranty, this problem was not covered and Mercedes charged the customer for the repairs to his vehicle. When they thought the problem had been solved, their second car was also attacked by mice! They were found eating and living in the leather seats of the second car, and had chewed the washer wiping pipes in the car.

Our skilled team of technicians at Abate Pest Management also recently helped a local car dealership with rodents they found at their property. The rats had damaged a vehicle and service equipment on site. Our team fully eradicated the problem and left the client advice on how to keep the rodents at bay. This job shows the importance of commercial properties regularly assessing their properties for the presence of rodents.


A recent article by Popular Mechanics stated – “Animals take shelter and live in automobiles more often than you might think. In the frigid winter your car, insulated from predators and the cold, can be especially alluring to rodents and other critters… They chew on wires, and then the bare wires touch each other and short things out… They like to chew near their nest or shelter, so it could be in a tight, hidden area where you don’t usually think of looking for a problem or a short. I’ve seen animals chew through the main harness, essentially a car’s lifeline of wires… And then the car won’t run at all…

If you would like any help with the control of rodents or a free site audit. Call our team of expert pest control technicians on 0800 980 9609. Additionally, pop to our rodent control page on our website today to find out more.

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