Are pack rats eating wires in your car and building nests in your engine?
Stop pack rat engine damage now, install the Rid-a-Rat unit, and get rid of pack rats in your car and problems with your check engine light coming on due to damage by rats and other rodents.
If your car won't start due to rats' nests or wiring damage, the Rid-a-Rat will help you avoid this problem and it is a safe and effective solution!
Sends 'em Packing! ™
No more costly repair bills, and dirty messes in your engine compartment.
This is not a sonic device, it uses LED light technology which causes the rat's iris to contract and expand repeatedly causing eye fatigue, disorientation, and nausea, which encourages the rat to find a new territory. No need to worry about draining the car battery, it uses less current than the digital clock or other phantom draws from the car battery!
Poison can be used to eradicate these invaders, but that has two undesirable effects.
First, their predators, such as owls and hawks, may be poisoned in the process. That is both ecologically and environmentally unsound and self-defeating Secondly if their nest is left undisturbed, others will move in and take possession of their abandoned home.
The best cure is to discourage them from nesting right from the beginning, and that is what the Rid-a-Rat unit is designed to do!
Packrats, commonly known as Wood Rats, are prevalent in the western states and have caused millions of dollars worth of damage to homes, barns, and vehicles.
There are presently 21 living species of Woodrats occurring in a very wide range of habitats, from the edge of the Arctic Circle all the way to the tropics of Nicaragua. They occur throughout western Canada, most of the U.S., Mexico, and Central America, and they have a strong presence in Australia as well. Eight of these species reside in the United States and of those eight, five are in the state of Arizona.
How do you tell a "city rat", or Old World rat, from a packrat? Packrats' tails are not naked and scaly like a city rat. Packrats have very long whiskers and a whitish or light-colored neck and breast area. Yes, they may be very "cute" but that cuteness disappears quickly when you open the hood of your car and find that they have built a nest on your intake manifold.
Packrats are nocturnal creatures that build large nests out of sticks, twigs, cactus spines, and any other material they find handy. Packrats will build nests inside barns, cabins, garages, or even parked cars. Once inside cars, primarily the engine compartment, they chew on the wire insulation and create potential shorts and broken wiring. They also can cause damage to vacuum hoses and windshield washer hoses. This can be very costly to repair, running in the thousands of dollars up to having the car completely totaled.
I had to write because it has been so long since I have been impressed with a product that I cannot remember. In a sea of products that are crap, you have built a product that far surpasses my expectations in every way. You have found a simple and eloquent solution to this problem that is cheap and has saved me untold amounts in car repairs and hassle. You do good work!
Chuck, Thanks for your quick and professional response. Rid-a-rat has been a great product. Prior to your unit, I tried everything.
- John G.
No more chewed wires by the squirrels since installed about 6 weeks back. They were feasting every other day - and in between my almost daily repairs. Nothing like a few electronic fuel injections, oxygen sensors, and TDC wires chewed apart to wake you up when the car is cranked!
- Ray Gunner
If 5 stars meant excellent, I would give it 5. Don't do what I did. I intentionally did not follow the instructions prior to installation. I wanted to see if this would work without de-scenting or cleaning just to give it a bit of a challenge. It works great.
I'm in a heavy cactus (Cholla and Pear) environment on 5 acres. Lots of those cute Woodrats (packrats), $2500 packrats
I installed it on 3 vehicles. I cut the battery pack off, crimped on terminals, and hardwired it to the vehicle battery. I placed the units so that I was sure the flash would light up the most expensive areas to damage as well as areas where they had partied before.
The big damage to the Explorer came from the nest in the spare tire compartment under the vehicle. That was their condo for the rest of the vehicle. The spare is now carried inside. To keep its underside, I would suggest a second Rid-a-Rat unit by the spare. It's been over a month now and not a trace of those critters under or in the engine compartment.
After spending $3000 to repair damage to our SUV from pack rats, I learned everything I could about prevention. And although Rid-a-Rat sounded almost too good to be true, after a series of emails with the owner/manufacturer, I decided to give it a try. And I am so happy I did! After six months there has been not one single sign of a re-invasion!
- Alida L.
Well, so far so good as far as I can tell!!
I'm using the product in Florida because when I took my car in for an oil change & tire rotation that found a "rodent nest" under the motor mount.
Pretty sure it had to be squirrels as we have hundreds of those in our yard but I have never seen any rats in the yard.
So I'm using the Rid-a-Rat plus putting both Bounce fabric softener sheets and cotton balls sprinkled with pure peppermint oil under my hood.
So far, knock on wood, the nest builders seem to be staying away!!
The order was placed on Friday and I received it on Monday.
It took a whole 2 minutes to install, now I can only pray that it works. Squirrels love to nest in my engine and costs have been from $100 to $800 for repairs. I have already dealt with my 2nd this year so pray that this works. The only way to know is if nothing happens. If it does happen again, I will change my review, but the theory is solid so it should be fine.
Update: It has been over a year and no squirrel nest. February is when it has happened in the past, and it is now near the end of March and no nest! I could not be more pleased.
- Ed E.