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    Hi all,

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    Usually my 2010 Clio Gordini RS200 lives on a 4 post hoist in mid air in a rodent free shed. Recently it spent a few nights in our carport. Mistake!

    Today I lifted the bonnet for the usual pre-drive fluid checks and found a rodent had half eaten the yellow top from the front windscreen washer bottle, torn it off and deposited it in top of the battery.

    Rodent eats my Renault-rat-eats-renault.jpg

    After more than 30 minutes watching the parts guy at the local Renault dealership fail to find any pert of his computer remotely related to this part I gave up. Anyone out there with an available cap that might fit? Might be common to other Clios or Renaults in general of that era.

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    NEW GENUINE OE WASHER BOTTLE CAP Renault CLIO Kangoo Scenic Espace Traffic | eBay

    Gives the part number for your counter chump, too.


    p.s. Save a mouse...
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    Is that made of cheese?


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    Nom Nom?

    Fancy thinking plastic is yummy?

    That can't be good for the mice and or mice's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by keith mcelroy
    Rodent eats my Renault
    Proves that your de-cat was a bad idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    NEW GENUINE OE WASHER BOTTLE CAP Renault CLIO Kangoo Scenic Espace Traffic | eBay

    Gives the part number for your counter chump, too.


    p.s. Save a mouse...
    Thank you Addo. Seems to be the one. Appreciated. Keith

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuey View Post
    Is that made of cheese?
    Right colour, about as strong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    Proves that your de-cat was a bad idea.
    Still has a cat but it must have been exhaust-ed

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    Im experiencing a lot of damage to switch boards im working on ,the mice are looking for a warm place to spend the winter ,pugs ,ps they could be using this material to make a nest elsewhere in your vehicle ,its amassing were they can get

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    Looks the same as all the other models we have in the yard, Kangoo, Megane etc. I could send you a second hand one.
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    that's only the visible damage.... wait until they get into the wiring and interior At the first sign of rat infestation it will be far to late. They can do a hell of a lot of damage to a rarely used car over a couple weeks if it's not being used and you haven't checked it.

    Put out plenty of baits. And don't let the baits get used up. Keep them constantly refreshed. Once you have them into the cars, they'll continue to eat them up for a week or so while the baits get used. Tie the baits down too... a big rat can drag $60 of baits away in a night (don't ask me how I know this).

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    Shane, you are close. I will suggest to them that the should return in your direction. Cheers Keith

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    I have a rat in my roof space at home, and I'm buggered if I can catch it with a highly modified snap trap that is now a hair trigger device. It went off once before mods and the bloody thing knows now! I don't like baits, from years of living in the wheat belt and smelling dead mice that'd been baited. Ugh.


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    Wait till the election is over and then the rats will all disappear again
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    that's only the visible damage.... wait until they get into the wiring and interior At the first sign of rat infestation it will be far to late. They can do a hell of a lot of damage to a rarely used car over a couple weeks if it's not being used and you haven't checked it.

    Put out plenty of baits. And don't let the baits get used up. Keep them constantly refreshed. Once you have them into the cars, they'll continue to eat them up for a week or so while the baits get used. Tie the baits down too... a big rat can drag $60 of baits away in a night (don't ask me how I know this).

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    You are correct with the advice to secure the baits.
    About 14mths ago I left my 2010 Pug HDI Partner van parked outside( normally garaged) for 2 nights, which resulted in a repair bill of over $4600 thanks to a rat. Wiring, fuel lines , coolant hoses, under bonnet trim, air hoses were all munched on, fortunately insurance covered the cost which was a pleasant surprise given that policies normally don't cover vermin damage.Getting all the parts esp trim items took weeks. It is amazing what they will chew on !.

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    A friend told me of a mod he douse to the standard trap ,he extends the bait holder with a bit of tin which extends it, forming a foot plate which ,sets the trap off as soon as the rat steps up to eat ,he said they can gently remove the bait with there mouth ,but with this mod ,soon find out that there foot has set it off .pugs

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    Hmm, might have to try that. I can't even get it to eat the bait (peanut butter) off a small tray now, as it's so wary. So I tried freshly fried bacon as I thought it might associate the peanut butter with the trap, and still no go.


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    Maybe it's Jewish? Try warmed gribenes.
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    My gribenes are warm enough, thank you.


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    OK, what about a sliver of haggis and a wee dram for the moose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuey View Post
    I have a rat in my roof space at home, and I'm buggered if I can catch it with a highly modified snap trap that is now a hair trigger device. It went off once before mods and the bloody thing knows now! I don't like baits, from years of living in the wheat belt and smelling dead mice that'd been baited. Ugh.
    They're good in cavity walls too. I know this....
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    Throw bags in the roof .... it's the only thing to do. Make sure there is no water around. They'll go in search of water and shouldn't stick out the house (having said that, my shed often stinks of decomposing mice). But a stink every now and then if far prefable to more damage to my cars

    If your shed has top hat batten the mice run around the wall battens ... you can throw baits into the higher battens as it is out of reach of children and where the mice run.

    I also leave baits under the bonnets of all un-used car. I'm guessing I'm going to have to re-bait again. I found mouse shit on the ID19's battery yesterday.... it was green. green mouse/rat shit == dead mouse/rat in a couple of days ( the poison is green in colour). So there is still some un-eaten baits around.

    When we had chooks .... we had LOTs of huge rats, domestic cat sized rats. It's very hard to keep rats/mice away when you have chooks.

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    What do you mean by bags, Shane?


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    Tea-bags!


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    Inside the packet are a lot of little sachets just like tea-pot bags. As Shane says - great for hoying into inaccessible spaces - I try and drop a couple into each side of the scuttle on my cars, and down beside battery etc...

    They are quite effective, but I prefer the red Tomcat candy-bars. You can tell from the colour of the rodent droppings if they've eaten the stuff, and it certainly gets rid of them. As stated, tie them down (they have a hole in them ideal for threading a length of tie-wire through).

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    Agh, OK, I've only seen Ratsak granules and those chunk type baits. Cheers.


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