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06 camry rodent problem.help


kramersteen

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My mum gave me this car about 6 years ago and since then i have had multiple rats/mice breaching the cabin. I often kill them off but for the life of me i can't work out how they get in. They are coming and going from the car because i see bamboo leaf litter in there and in the nest in the blower motor fan  macadamia nut shells.

View from above the blower motor.

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Cleaned.

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This ***** i got in there a few weeks ago. As you can see he isn't small so a decent sized opening is somewhere.

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Any help would be appreciated. I have owned many cars and never had this problem.

 

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I would say they are coming in from the bonnet cowl, underneath the wipers. Do you leave the air vents open or on recirculate?

A cheap smartphone endoscope off eBay may help to see through the vent better.

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The wife mostly drives it so i don't know. It shouldn't happen either way but i actually told her earlier to leave it closed.

I looked over the cowl today but it's so tight and very intact i ruled it out as a possible cause.

I am beginning to think maybe they come in through the bottom of the car or around the boot?

 

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When the rats were in the blower motor it would have been like one of those spinning gravitron rides. I can just imagine all their little faces pinned to the walls as it goes around. HA.

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Just happened to be looking at YouTube a few weeks ago about rat traps and mouse traps etc. What caught my attention was an alternative approach to get rid of a rat that had taken up residence in her garage. Due to their sensitive sense of smell, she soaked rags in ammonia and left them in the garage area. I think mint can also be effective.

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