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Stop Rats In The Garage Damaging Your Car

As you know rats are capable of wreaking havoc in many settings. Wherever they live and nest, these vermin spread filth and destroy property. Whether this is rats in your your loft, in the ceiling, garden or – in this case – garage. Garages are often one of the places where rats cause the most damage. Rats in the garage have been known to destroy cars and tools, and can also rip apart stored items. But how do you stop this?

Rats in the garage can cause untold damage

The obvious way to stop rats in the garage is to prevent them from getting inside in the first place. Rats generally enter through holes in walls, and can squeeze through even the smallest gaps. If your garage door is left open even a crack for extended periods of time, they can also get in this way. The same is true of rats and garden sheds.

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When rats enter your garage, they quickly begin to cause problems. Most garages are cluttered, and this provides ample places for rats to nest and hide. Rats in garage areas will often destroy valuable equipment and materials. They are also known to chew through wiring and cables.

Rats are especially attracted to cars There are several reasons for this. But mainly it’s because cars provide them with warmth, comfort and shelter. Large amounts of clutter in your car may attract rats too. Depending on how often you drive, your car may give them a place to hide away for months undisturbed. If you seldom drive or enter your garage, then the rat population may grow at an alarming rate.

Prevent rats costing you time and money

Rats in your car cause costly damage. And the longer they are there, the more damage they cause. These vermin love to tear apart the insides of cars when building their nests. This includes the upholstery and any wires they get hold of. Rats will also urinate and defecate all over the car. Not only is this nasty, but it takes time and effort to clean.

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Rat urine has a smell which lingers and may never go away. A worst case scenario is rats giving birth in your car. You really don’t want to open your car and find a litter of young rat pups running around inside.

The best way to prevent rats in garage is by keeping your car and the garage itself clean and use it regularly. Clear up clutter and stop giving them a place to hide. Also, if you do not often enter the garage or drive your car then you should routinely inspect them both. If you do happen to be unfortunate enough to find you have rats in the garage, then give us a call. Diamond has seen it all, and have an experienced London rat control team. No matter what time of day or night, we are here and ready to help.


Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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