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Cody K
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Hi; been off island for a few months. Came back to find that my head lights on right side of the car weren't working. Thought it was a bulb, only to find the wires had been eaten, guessing by a rat? Anyone have any ideas on how to prevent this? Someone told me moth balls, someone told me there is a spray you can use on them, but I couldn't find it here.

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Topic starter Posted : January 28, 2008 9:20 am
Cody K
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After I posted this I noticed people were reading it but no one had any ideas, so , I went on line and found a product. Its called Rat -A -Way www.rataway.com (check out web site) they claim the product will keep rodents off things you do not want them to chew. "says they will ship it anywhere in the world" and the cost for the product and the shipping is 25.00. I'm going to order it, can't hurt, might work. I'll let you know.

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Topic starter Posted : January 28, 2008 3:23 pm
islandlola
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Just curious, what are the ingredients of this product? A lot of these animal repellents are some combination of naphthalene (the primary ingredient in moth balls) mixed with lots of sulphur. If your product is similarly composed, you might get a cheaper fix with some moth balls and powdered sulphur from a garden center.

Best,

Islandlola

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Posted : January 28, 2008 4:13 pm
Cody K
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I have no idea what's in it???? the ad says its non toxic.

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Topic starter Posted : January 28, 2008 4:48 pm
jane
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Quite possibly not a rat, but....an ant.
The ant, with the appropriate name of Monomorium Destructor, is common in tropical regions. It has been known to gnaw through electrical wire insulation, cause house fires and prevent cars from starting by shorting their ignition systems.

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Posted : January 28, 2008 8:57 pm
terry
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That's interesting. I have never heard of ants that do that.
I know that rats will. I bought a project car that sat in the desert for years. All of the wiring and seat cushions were eaten by rats. I know this was rats as there over 1" of rat droppings in the floor of the car.

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Posted : January 28, 2008 11:22 pm
Linda J
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Yes, but what's in it. Just saying it's safe and effective really isn't much help.

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Posted : February 17, 2008 7:10 pm
islandlola
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Ditto. How about a list of ingredients?

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Posted : February 17, 2008 10:06 pm
Cody K
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I'd like to know how the guy that makes the product found this site?????
Its like a commercial??

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Topic starter Posted : February 17, 2008 10:29 pm
Trade
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I think his site can tell him where links are posted. Or maybe he googles his site name & sees what pops up.

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Posted : February 17, 2008 10:32 pm
Rick Suddes
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I put my site www.Rataway.com on Google and this site came up. Some one was talking about my product.
So I have answered some questions. I do a live taste test on my home page. I have been in the heating & air conditioning business for 40 years in California. When I tell someone it is safe that is a fact. It is in Washington DC for the Patent. After it is granted then everyone will know what is in the product. Rick Suddes

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Posted : February 17, 2008 11:09 pm
Rick Suddes
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One more thing My product is Rats Hate www.Rataway.com nonpoisonous nontoxic. I am in California. I ship by U.S.MAIL.

If you have a poisonous product you cannot ship by US MAIL

The other product is RAT-A-WAY and it cannot be sold or shipped California, Hawaii, NY, Canada or international

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Posted : February 18, 2008 12:16 am
barbie
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could be mongoose.

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Posted : February 19, 2008 3:35 pm
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