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    Default Squirrels proofing my engine bay.

    So had a nasty day today. Bunch of check engine lights come on and so i check under the hood. A squirrel chewed half the wires leading from my fuse box around 12 in all.
    I'm getting it repaired now but i was looking for any advice on rodent proofing my engine bay? So far my idea is to buy chicken wire and see if i can wrap it all around any wiring inside.

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    Can you put some of the larger moth balls in the engine bay? They may not care for the smell.

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    I'll buy a truck load of moth balls if that will do the trick.

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    yea they dont like moth balls..
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    x3 on moth balls, do it to my CJ every fall when it goes into storage.

    Dryer sheets work as well, and are better for campers/RV's and camping equpiment.

    But, dryer sheets need replacing every 2-3 months, whereas mothballs will last a whole year.


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    should i throw some loose in there or put them in a small bag?

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    id prolly find where the rodents are, i.e. at home, work, stores and try to find an alternative to throwing a bunch of metal in the engine compartment. something as simple at a bb could prolly solve most all of your problems.

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    May sound odd, but maybe buy some cheap panty hose, tie one end, drop some mothballs in there, tie the other end to make a sort of baggy. Then use a cable tie to hang them somewhere in the engine compartment away from the belts, fan and pieces that will get really hot. Of course, I have not idea what I am talking about and don't know if it is safe or not, but maybe some others can pop in with suggestions.

    I have been looking up mothballs and squirrels and they apparently do not like the smell of mothballs.

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    periodically spray the underhood with raid, if it is going to sit for extended times.
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    This is right outside of my apartment complex and I drive it every day. I wish I could just use a bb on them.

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