Car Troubles? Rodents Could Be the Culprit

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Derek Salazar

FullScope Pest Control

Kingwood, Texas


Car Troubles? Rodents Could Be the Culprit!

FullScope Pest Control  explains how to avoid costly car damage from rats and mice this winter


Kingwood, TX (January 23, 2020) – From transmission issues to new brake pads, the cost that comes with problems under the hood ignites dread in millions of Americans every year. Did you know that rodents could also be the cause of your car troubles? Right as we’re in the midst of winter, FullScope Pest Control, your full service pest service provider, is warning that the cold weather could be driving rodents inside vehicles.


“Most people think of a rodent infestation as something that happens in the home, not in their car,” said Derek Salazar, owner. “Fact is, cars and trucks offer a warm place for mice and rats to nest during the winter. Modern automobiles are also made of plant-based wirings, such as soy, which offers an appetizing meal to a very hungry mouse.”


Car owners must recognize the signs of rodent activity in their vehicle before the damage gets too severe. Some common signs of activity include gnawed upholstery and insulation, chewed wires near the engine and droppings scattered underneath the hood. Those who park their vehicles in rural areas or alleyways and sewers, as well as those who leave their car outside and unused for long periods of time, are at a higher risk for an infestation. 


“Practicing proper prevention techniques can help drivers avoid a costly repair bill.” added Derek Salazar. “It’s important to keep vehicles free of any used napkins or fast food bags that can provide nesting materials for rodents and that any leaks inside the vehicle are properly addressed, as this water source could also attract pests.”



FullScope Pest Control also recommends eliminating any entry points to the vehicle and regularly checking under the hood for signs of rodents. If a rodent infestation is suspected, take the vehicle to a mechanic or call a licensed pest professional for assistance in the home.


To contact a pest professional in your area, or for help with a rodent infestation, visit FullScopePestControl.com


About FullScope Pest Control


We don’t just offer pest control—we offer pest prevention. We understand the natural habits of pests. That knowledge gives us the ability to prevent future pest problems instead of just controlling the invasion. Pests are annoying. Let us take the problem off your hands and deal with the uncomfortable situation. Keep yourself healthy and happy by eliminating pests from the get-go. We don’t take the cookie-cutter approach to your pest control. We control the harborage areas, entry points, and breeding sites for pests. We also look for evidence that a pest is targeting your home to stop it in its tracks. Our professionals know how to get the job done right the first time.


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