I & Sanjeev Sharma were discussing about rat menace which resulted into some of the wires in his car chewed by Rats. Since he remembered that earlier I faced this issue repeatedly, he called to ask things I did to get rid of this menace. Actually, I've explained it in my Ownership Report. But the ownership report has become a "Thesis" :mrgreen: . I thought, its better to share this as a separate topic & hence this topic. In the month of Nov'09, twice in 1 month, rats chewed some wires in my Linea. 1st it was ABS wires & then it was AC fan wire. I was continuously travelling out of Mumbai on biz tours during that time & used to come back in week ends. Following 2 situations invites rats to make your car their home/ habitat !!! Car remain unused for more than 3-4 days.[/*:m:2268idsr] Kids munching eatables in the car dropping substantial remians in the car[/*:m:2268idsr] Fortunately, the damage was not much & could be repaired at around Rs. 750/- & Rs. 800-900/- 2nd time. However, had they chewed the main / critical wiring, the expense could have been Rs. 30 - 40K. Hence, got worried & explored substantially how to get rid if it. I had used following items simultaneousoly as a solution. Thereafter, have never faced rat menace in my car though I continue to park at the same place: Chewing Tobbaco pouches - placed on seats & floor, Tied with few wires/hoses under the bonnet (nearer to where windsreen ends in 2 corners & several inside the engine bay area - can't explain exact locations, service advisor did it). These are typically locations where important wiring passes or where there is sufficient space for rat to sit & indulge in whatever he/she wants to do ::V [/*:m:2268idsr] Napthalene balls - on floors & in glove box (I think we should be careful dealing with napthalene balls for - Odor/ gas it emits & kids safety). Use very limited no.s[/*:m:2268idsr] Rat trap Glue/ Gum strip - placed on rear parcel tray - Thick half-an-inch layer of glue on which rat stucks (never happened when I tried it)[/*:m:2268idsr] Begon spray for insects - after parking the car, I used to spray it on all 4 wheels & inside arcs & surrounding ground, also spray it under the bonnet across the boundaries[/*:m:2268idsr] Another item is that in your absence, ask someone to start the car & drive it for 1-2 kms to make it warm/ hot inside the engine bay.