How to Keep Mice Out of Your Car

When the weather gets colder, mice and rats start looking for ways to stay warm. Before you find an unexpected and expensive surprise in your car, follow these tips to keep the mice, rats, and other rodents away. For more rodent control tips, click here.

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    5 years ago

    Yeah not all cars with mice in them are due to a food source. Where I work I had a car come in with weird electrical problems. The car was very clean but a rodent had still made 9 nest and eaten into the body harness


    6 years ago

    Howard u getting mice in your new car? A great way to keep them out is don't leave fast food bags in them. Even in buildings u take away a food source they will leave. Teens and young adults put ur phone down and throw clean ur car and house.

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    Mice could find a way into your car just for the warmth. The food source could be your trash cans that are a few feet away. There does not need to be fast food bags to attract mice to your car. With that said, I am sure that is the cause in many cases... but not always.