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Offline Atomic-S

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Will this repel rats?
« on: 04/05/2014 03:19:12 »
Having discovered that rats have been doing deleterious things to my automobile, I was wondering if they, being nocternal creatures, would be discouraged from climbing into the engine compartment by placing a lamp under the  vehicle all night.


 

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Re: Will this repel rats?
« Reply #1 on: 08/05/2014 09:11:45 »
Hmmm, not too sure what that might do, other than run up your electricity bill.

You might like to give it go and, while you're about it, leave a socket set, screwdrivers, oil and filter to see if they carry out a full service while they've nowt better to do.
 

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Re: Will this repel rats?
« Reply #2 on: 08/05/2014 09:32:11 »
A changing stimulus is more effective than a constant one :
If possible have the light go on-and-off at random intervals, say for intervals between 5 seconds and a minute , [that will reduce the electricity consumption too during the off periods ].
 

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Re: Will this repel rats?
« Reply #3 on: 09/05/2014 07:58:44 »
I had not thought about a blinking light; that could have advantages. However, it will wear out the bulb faster.

I also have a leaking transmission and power steering system, which I really would like the rats to repair, bur the outlook for that does not look very good.
 

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Re: Will this repel rats?
« Reply #4 on: 09/05/2014 08:53:36 »
Perhaps use a fan, or something that makes a little bit of racket.  I wonder if a motion detector would pick up the movement of a rat.
 

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