One Rodent May Mean ManyIf you spot a mouse inside your car, this may be a sign, not an ominous foreboding one but rather an indication that there is a bigger rodent problem brewing. This is especially important in the winter when animals seek warm havens to call home. Your car offers nice secretive rodent homes through its dark crevices and warmth. Where there is one mouse there are likely to be many so check the surrounding areas for signs of intrusion. It may well be that there are mice in your garage or house and the little foragers have found their way into the vehicle.
What Happens if You Find a Mouse in the Car?If you are confident that it’s just one rodent that has snuck into your car here are some ways you can try to scare them away.
- Honking your horn - You may disturb other people in the area but guess what? You’ll also make the rodent uncomfortable as well and maybe it’ll leave on its own.
- Make the environment in your car unfavourable for the uninvited guest. In the summer they seek shade from the heat so if the car becomes hot (which will probably happen if you park it outside and roll the windows up) they will flee. In the winter they seek warmth so if the car’s interior becomes cold (which you can make happen by opening the hood for a bit), they will scurry on out to find more suitable living quarters.
- Illuminate the dark areas of the car. To do this you can place battery operated lights at the entrance of the dark areas (like under the dashboard).
- Turning on the radio also helps as mice do not appreciate a noisy home.
- Soaking a rag or sponge in apple cider vinegar or some other rodent-repelling substance and place it in the space occupied by the rodent.