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Vermin Reek Havoc

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by klbarker, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Nov 15, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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    klbarker

    klbarker [OP] New Member

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    I own a 2007 Tacoma and I have never had any problems before this year with rodents chewing wires. I started my truck last week to a CEL staying on. I had used my truck the day before with no appearent issues!! I noticed as I was driving that my transmission would not shift into overdrive. It was obviously the reason for the CEL to be on. I took a peek under the hood and found insulation all over and many wires chewed. I am having my truck repaired by a close friend of mine who is a technician at a Toyota store. He informed me that rodents love something that is in the wiring harnesses in Toyotas. I have put poison under the hood, but they still did more chewing after I put it out. My truck is now away being repaired and I have to find something that is going to keep them away from my truck. If anyone that reads this can give me any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it! I am concerned that I will not be able to stop them and I sure cannot afford to keep fixing my truck! Most of all, it ticks me off that these little bast____ are screwing with my truck and they never even helped me make a payment!!!!!!!

    Help!!!!!!!!!
    Karen Barker
     
  2. Nov 15, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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    03DBLCABTACO

    03DBLCABTACO Well-Known Member

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    i suggest you get a hungry cat...
     
  3. Nov 15, 2010 at 12:54 PM
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    flightcancled

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    Park in a shallow puddle and electrify it.
     
  4. Nov 15, 2010 at 12:58 PM
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    topgun155

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    Put a ring of traps round your truck. BTW I think the poison takes a day or two, but traps are instant.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    Taco11

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    Use moth balls and take that poison out.. as a tech.. I would not touch your truck if you had poison on the engine. :mad:
     
  6. Nov 15, 2010 at 7:49 PM
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    flightcancled

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    Also you are inhaling that poison whenever you drive.
     
  7. Nov 15, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    vermintrex

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  8. Nov 15, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    I bought this stuff to keep deer from chowing down on rose bushes. The active ingredient is capsaicin - HOT PEPPER it isn't poisonous to humans, just spray a bit on wires, that should keep em out.
     
  10. Nov 15, 2010 at 11:03 PM
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    Lonewolf

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  11. Nov 15, 2010 at 11:04 PM
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    pee in cup, pour all over accessories/wires




    wolverines n B bears gone



    rats...zzzzzzz
     
  12. Nov 16, 2010 at 3:45 AM
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    x2 on the moth balls. A couple under the hood and a few under the truck where you park it.......
     
  13. Nov 16, 2010 at 4:06 AM
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    Danosabre

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    x3 on the moth balls, I put them in the yard to keep away all sorts of 4 legged critters.
     
  14. Nov 16, 2010 at 4:24 AM
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    small clay rat figurines stuffed with a little C4. it eventually worked for carl.
     
  15. Nov 16, 2010 at 5:32 AM
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    Sorry to hear about your problems...

    Be cautious about inexpensive repairs which could entail splicing wires instead of replacing harnesses. Some of the sensors use shielded twisted pair and simply splicing wires can make the signal unreliable to the ECU which will lead to intermittent problems, especially when things get wet as when moisture condenses on it. Very annoying!

    Sounds a lot more expensive and it probably is...but you might be overlooking your comprehensive insurance coverage which should cover this. You'll be out deductible but you'll have a more reliable vehicle and warranty for the repairs.
     
  16. Nov 16, 2010 at 6:02 AM
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    this is going to sound crazy but mice hate dryer sheets and they don't stink up your ride

    we use these in the toys when they go in the barn over winter, haven't had an issue yet
     
  17. Nov 16, 2010 at 6:06 AM
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    I've never tried for rodent issue, but i sprinkled ground cayenne on an area of carpeted stairs my dog liked to chew on. Never went near it again.
     
  18. Nov 16, 2010 at 8:40 AM
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