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#5686983 - 04/06/15 03:51 PM rats ugggggg.... cost me 767.00
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went to the ranch on friday to do some work on the room addition im doing to the cabin and do a little turkey hog hunting, went to leave on sunday and my 2013 f150 wont start, cranks and cranks no start. check fuses and look at thing under the hood and see a rat had torn up some foam under the hood. get it towed to the dealer, bastage hit 3 different harnasses 767.00 bucks later i finally got my truck back today.
intake had to be removed just to get to one harnass and gas tank had to be dropped to get to other.
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#5686994 - 04/06/15 03:57 PM Re: rats ugggggg.... cost me 767.00 [Re: vanguard]
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they are destructive suckers

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#5687008 - 04/06/15 04:04 PM Re: rats ugggggg.... cost me 767.00 [Re: vanguard]
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Dang. That's rough.
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#5687044 - 04/06/15 04:29 PM Re: rats ugggggg.... cost me 767.00 [Re: vanguard]
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Yessir; been there done that . . .
We now prop our hoods open a few inches with a piece of firewood whenever at the ranch, and start vehicle daily in the morning to 'be sure' and let them know 'it's no a good place to nest . . '.
We also always set a few snap-traps out with some corn, near the vehicles.

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#5687105 - 04/06/15 05:01 PM Re: rats ugggggg.... cost me 767.00 [Re: vanguard]
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I got that beat.....

#1 I had my GT3 towed to Boardwalk Porsche after it wouldn't start. I got a vmail from my service advisor a few days later telling me a rat had chewed my wiring in several places and that they had the nest in a ziplock bag. The bill was $4300 installed for a new custom built wiring harness shipped from Stuttgart Germany.

#2 The red Henessey Viper sitting in my garage was recently attacked by a hungry rodent. I went out to the garage, fired it up, and noticed it was idling rough. After shutting it down and inspecting the engine, I found the anti-knock sensor wires and 3 coil pack wires chewed through and the making of a nest on top of the block. Needless to say, if that rat was under the hood when I pushed the start button on that car, I'm certain he shat his pants when it fired up.

#3 My GT40 which hadn't been driven in a couple months had rat nests front AND back. In addition to a paper wasp nest under the front seat, which I didn't discover until I sat in the seat.
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#5687125 - 04/06/15 05:12 PM Re: rats ugggggg.... cost me 767.00 [Re: aerangis]
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Originally Posted By: aerangis
I got that beat.....

#1 I had my GT3 towed to Boardwalk Porsche after it wouldn't start. I got a vmail from my service advisor a few days later telling me a rat had chewed my wiring in several places and that they had the nest in a ziplock bag. The bill was $4300 installed for a new custom built wiring harness shipped from Stuttgart Germany.

#2 The red Henessey Viper sitting in my garage was recently attacked by a hungry rodent. I went out to the garage, fired it up, and noticed it was idling rough. After shutting it down and inspecting the engine, I found the anti-knock sensor wires and 3 coil pack wires chewed through and the making of a nest on top of the block. Needless to say, if that rat was under the hood when I pushed the start button on that car, I'm certain he shat his pants when it fired up.

#3 My GT40 which hadn't been driven in a couple months had rat nests front AND back. In addition to a paper wasp nest under the front seat, which I didn't discover until I sat in the seat.


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#5687139 - 04/06/15 05:19 PM Re: rats ugggggg.... cost me 767.00 [Re: vanguard]
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No joke...I'm embarrassed now, all I had to tell was about my 54 Willys roflmao
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#5687143 - 04/06/15 05:21 PM Re: rats ugggggg.... cost me 767.00 [Re: SniperRAB]
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Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
No joke...I'm embarrassed now, all I had to tell was about my 54 Willys roflmao


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#5687156 - 04/06/15 05:29 PM Re: rats ugggggg.... cost me 767.00 [Re: vanguard]
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STX has the name of some bad to the bone rat poison that makes them seek out water..I never remember the name of it..I shave up Irish Spring and put in the drawers on my 5th wheel and it seems to work like a champ up
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#5687160 - 04/06/15 05:30 PM Re: rats ugggggg.... cost me 767.00 [Re: vanguard]
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Originally Posted By: vanguard
went to the ranch on friday to do some work on the room addition im doing to the cabin and do a little turkey hog hunting, went to leave on sunday and my 2013 f150 wont start, cranks and cranks no start. check fuses and look at thing under the hood and see a rat had torn up some foam under the hood. get it towed to the dealer, bastage hit 3 different harnasses 767.00 bucks later i finally got my truck back today.
intake had to be removed just to get to one harnass and gas tank had to be dropped to get to other.


That sucks. You need more snakes.

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#5687174 - 04/06/15 05:39 PM Re: rats ugggggg.... cost me 767.00 [Re: vanguard]
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Insurance should pay for that. Call your agent

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#5687177 - 04/06/15 05:40 PM Re: rats ugggggg.... cost me 767.00 [Re: vanguard]
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These were free and cost nothing to feed, hadn't had a rat problem at the ranch in 6 yrs. I don't like cats but they do their job

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#5687180 - 04/06/15 05:44 PM Re: rats ugggggg.... cost me 767.00 [Re: SniperRAB]
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Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
STX has the name of some bad to the bone rat poison that makes them seek out water..I never remember the name of it..I shave up Irish Spring and put in the drawers on my 5th wheel and it seems to work like a champ up


Just One Bite. Got blood thinner in it and kills the hayl out some rats. Gotta be careful though, that stuff kills downstream too. I ain't had a fox, coyote, coon or nothing in years. They find the dead or dying rats and eat em, then they croak too.


Edited by Spent Brass (04/06/15 05:46 PM)

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#5687184 - 04/06/15 05:46 PM Re: rats ugggggg.... cost me 767.00 [Re: vanguard]
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I leave all our ranch vehicles hoods up. Yes, it looks like Sanford and Son. Those dirty pieces of rodent doo-doo can do a boatload of damage. Tomcat poison seems to work OK. I put down the big chunks of green bars and the bars are gone the next day. I don't think you can wipe them out but at least you can try to control them.
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#5687191 - 04/06/15 05:48 PM Re: rats ugggggg.... cost me 767.00 [Re: vanguard]
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I put those "sticky" things on top of the battery & fender well of the truck that stays in the shop with bait stuck in the center! Got 3 of them suckers just a while back!


Edited by Hunt n Fish (04/06/15 05:49 PM)
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