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Old 04-14-2019, 11:09 PM   #31
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Gary n Myrl,
Your Yarnell Rats are much tougher than our Anthem Rats from the sounds of it. I think you may need spotlights, explosives and high powered armory to combat those lil critters.
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Never had them bother the 2014 Frontier or newer vehicles, they just chewed the 2010 Dodge and older cars. Mechanic told us during the repairs about the older vehicles having tastier wiring.
I'm sure hoping we don't have any of those Yarnell Rats hook up with the Anthem Rats anytime soon.
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:35 AM   #32
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Gary n Myrl,
Your Yarnell Rats are much tougher than our Anthem Rats from the sounds of it. I think you may need spotlights, explosives and high powered armory to combat those lil critters.
Pat,
Never had them bother the 2014 Frontier or newer vehicles, they just chewed the 2010 Dodge and older cars. Mechanic told us during the repairs about the older vehicles having tastier wiring.
I'm sure hoping we don't have any of those Yarnell Rats hook up with the Anthem Rats anytime soon.
Greg Quartsite ? Pat
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:01 AM   #33
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I've never seen or heard of anyone having trouble with pack rats at Quartzsite, at least not at our gathering.
Probably too many alien eggs landing in the desert that we scare the rats away.
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I've never seen or heard of anyone having trouble with pack rats at Quartzsite, at least not at our gathering.
Probably too many alien eggs landing in the desert that we scare the rats away.
I sure hope so Greg . To say I would be very pissed is saying lightly ,with our old girl . Anyway many years ago had a packrat in our dryer in the garage . Called service and opened the back up and a nest with lots of small coins and other goodies in there . Service said he saw it many times . Cleaned it up and dryer went back to working . Pat
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Myrl and Gary---what a nightmare story of packrat caused misery. I didn't know this was such a frequent issue and now feeling very lucky my few stays at Gilbert Ray didn't get caught up in that.

Certainly no joke! I will when in Arizona now be more alert and on the lookout for any and all local critters.
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:21 AM   #36
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We live in the mountains of AZ near Yarnell... But a tried and true solution elsewhere likely will not stop our rats.
Wow, how discouraging. There must be an absence of natural predators to control these critters. When I lived in Globe the only problem I had was with the javelina knocking over the garbage cans.

http://www.ofna.org/DESERT%20PACKRAT%20CONTROL.pdf
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:08 AM   #37
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We live in the mountains of AZ near Yarnell. So far we have fought with packrats to the tune of a couple thousand dollars.
I'd have to move.


Seems like this would be a great place for a cottage industry of renting out feral cats that are spayed and neutered.
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:18 AM   #38
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Go to the local Ace hardware store n get fox urine to deter mice, rats and Squirrels. Spray some around. used it several yrs before I moved back out to the country. Now I have my wonderful “ RAT PATROL “ 7 outside feral cats ( all fixed ) n 2 inside cats have t seen or heard any varmints in the 8 yrs they adopted us.
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:04 PM   #39
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At our rural home in Idaho, we've been plagued with packrats and field mice in our vehicles for years. Believe me, I've tried everything under the sun to repel them. The worst was the $2,500.00 worth of damage they did to the engine of my old pickup, a 2001 Chevy 2500. Mice have constantly chewed the trailer light wires on our small utility trailer as well. Within three weeks of bringing home our new Chevy pickup in 2017, there was a mouse nest on the engine. What to do to protect the new truck?? I finally tried one of those small devices that emits a high-pitched whine and put it on the spot where the mouse nest was. In over a year, as far as I know there has been no rodent anywhere near where this thing is. I can barely hear it and my husband can't hear it at all, but apparently the rodents don't like it. It seems to work better than all the repellents I've tried, and I think I've tried nearly everything. Interestingly enough, I've seen no evidence of a rodent inside our 19, even without one of these devices. Hoping they can't get in...
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Katherine- could you post info on that device?
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