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Rodent damage poll

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Mannishboy, Sep 8, 2016.

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Who here has had rodent damage under their Toyota

  1. Yes

    29 vote(s)
    23.2%
  2. No

    96 vote(s)
    76.8%
  1. Sep 8, 2016 at 7:12 PM
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    Mannishboy

    Mannishboy [OP] New Member

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    Just curious...
    Maybe it would also be interesting if you tell us about the environment your Toyota resides, i.e. Garaged or not, rural or city, etc.
    Any Toyota.
    Mine is not garaged, and I live in a heavily wooded area. Squirrels everywhere, but I have a couple of squirrel chasing German Short hair pointers patrolling the back yard.
     
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  2. Sep 9, 2016 at 6:56 AM
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    NewImprovedRon

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    Nope for me. My Tundra lives the life of luxury in a heated/air-conditioned garage. Plus, I have a good mouser that sleeps in the garage....
     
  3. Sep 9, 2016 at 7:08 AM
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    Black Wolf

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    Parked outside for the most part. Have 3 cats who go in and out. No rodents.
     
  4. Sep 9, 2016 at 7:30 AM
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    csuviper

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    Park in the garage every night. Have had mice in the garage a few years in a row. Set traps and caught them within a few weeks. No damage to my truck at all from the mice.
    Broomfield, CO.
     
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  5. Sep 9, 2016 at 7:51 AM
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    Law323

    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    Outside under carport in rural south Louisiana. Heavy woods less than a mile from house, bayou a quarter mile away. Plenty of rats, mice, squirrels etc.
    no problems whatsoever.

    Now in city, outside. Nada.
     
  6. Sep 9, 2016 at 8:50 AM
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    831Tun

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    Outside, for now, in the Santa Cruz foothills, rodents got the windshield washer hose on my last Tundra, turbo hose on my wife's VW and now I just found a nest on the top of my backhoe engine and the fuel gauge / tach aren't working. I'm gonna soak some cotton balls in peppermint oil and stuff 'em in the engine compartments, seems to work well.... just have to keep doing it periodically.
    Kinda tough to have cats here. Coyotes, fox, bobcat and mountain lions have 'em on the menu. Bigger dogs fare well here but small dogs and cats disappear frequently.
     
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  7. Sep 9, 2016 at 11:11 AM
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    TheBeast

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    yes. Rodent in engine bay. I live in Los Angeles...capitol of smog and mean rodents...
    parked in street.

    This was for the windshield washer hose
     
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  8. Sep 9, 2016 at 11:31 AM
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    Viper3G

    Viper3G Why isn't work more like this?

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    None. Live in the city in SoCal. Park outside. There is a marsh 1/2 mile away. Lots of squirrels. Seen rats, possums, raccoons and coyotes around. Funny, no one has outdoor cats in my neighborhood. Folks have dogs. Wonder if the coyotes are making meals of any cats.
     
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  9. Sep 9, 2016 at 11:41 AM
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  10. Sep 9, 2016 at 1:02 PM
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    ytank1

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    Parked outside in Baltimore City MD. Before the Tundra I owned a Sequoia and had the wires chewed off on the parking sensors. Hopefully it does not occur on my Tundra
     
  11. Feb 23, 2018 at 3:09 PM
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    Blue14Crewmax

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    Tundra parked outside in urban neighborhood in Davis, CA
    1/26/2018 Rats chewed undermanifold cover, Radiator line and a number of other hoses and wires. Repairs cost $1500
    2/1/2018 Got Tundra back from Dealership good as new
    2/2/2018 12 hours later, same damage plus a fuel line.
    Left tundra at dealership for 2 weeks as insurance asks WTF. Another $1500 repair.
    2/20/2018 Got Tundra back from Dealership good as new. Pest Control killing rats for 3 weeks. Parking Tundra a block away from home.
    2/23/2018 Parked Tundra in driveway for 10 minutes to load gear for weekend found new rat turds on manifold cover !#@$^@$##$%^!
    Currently - 2 Rat traps loaded to bear on manifold cover. I think they are nesting somewhere in fenders, side panels somewhere.
    Anyone have advice or where to look would be appreciated.
     
  12. Feb 23, 2018 at 3:21 PM
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    poheller

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    Rat, mice squirrel all hate moth balls. Throw them around hang a net bag under the hood.
     
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  13. Feb 23, 2018 at 3:25 PM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

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    Outside 24/7 in the city..squirrels like crazy eating n dropping pecans on Tundra..took chainsaw to limb n wrapped tree with metal sheeting 20" no more squirrels
     
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  14. Feb 23, 2018 at 3:29 PM
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    Les7311

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    Garage King here......
     
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  15. Feb 23, 2018 at 3:41 PM
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    nixon

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    We live in the woods ,so mice are abundant . Had them in the heater fan of our RAV4 ,and Titan .
    The one in the Titan got ground up and was a pleasure to clean up . I’ve found that buying mcormicks (sp) ground peppermint in the jar then adding either peppermint ,or spearmint oil to it keeps them away . Just put the mixture in a sock or small cloth sack . Put one in the truck ,one in the engine compartment . Needs to be refreshed every couple of weeks .
     
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  16. Feb 23, 2018 at 4:00 PM
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    Steve

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    Even living in suburban so cal with Tundra in garage, rats chewed on the foam underneath the manifold cover. Baited with some peanut butter and a chunk of butterfinger. Lights out for this guy and many more of his friends that were introduced to the business end of a Gamo20171011_192027.jpg
     
  17. Feb 23, 2018 at 4:00 PM
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    Skippy

    Skippy Standing for the Flag

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    FYI, and before you pay out of pocket. Most insurance companies cover damage no differently than hitting a deer. No fault
     
  18. Feb 23, 2018 at 5:27 PM
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    NewImprovedRon

    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    Let her keep on thinking it, Steve! Here is my guard, Mandu. She stays in the garage at night along with my Tundra:

    IMG_3083.jpg
     
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  19. Feb 23, 2018 at 6:12 PM
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    Ericsopa

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    Truck is garaged, and I've had plenty of mice in the garage. They build their nest in the truck and the wife's VW Beetle, but have never chewed the wires (not that I've noticed, anyway:eek:). Presently replacing the three door bottom seals with "rodent proof" seals to help in keeping them out. I've also blocked their entrance to the cowl area of my truck with 1/4" wire screening. That has prevented their nest-building in the area. I haven't figured out how to keep them out of my wife's VW cowling, so I just check it periodically.
     
  20. Feb 23, 2018 at 7:17 PM
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  21. Feb 23, 2018 at 7:19 PM
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    F'n hilarious!!!!
     
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  22. Feb 23, 2018 at 8:02 PM
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    About $1600 in damage. Main wiring harness. Drive way parked, Texas, heavily wooded residential area. IT SUCKED
     
  23. Feb 24, 2018 at 5:43 AM
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    NewImprovedRon

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    Yep, Mandu (short for Katmandu), is a great mouser. She not only takes care of our property but also our neighbors'. Everyone around us loves her and welcomes her.
     
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  24. Feb 24, 2018 at 5:49 AM
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    NewImprovedRon

    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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  25. Feb 24, 2018 at 6:02 AM
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    Les7311

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    Is this her.....

     
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  26. Feb 24, 2018 at 6:12 AM
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    I have a client with a Nisan Titan truck and he had rodent damage to his one week old titan. So he got a loaner titan and then got damage to it as well at a different location. So after some research he found the new titans and other brands of vehicles they have started using soy based materials to insulate the main wiring harness. This was done to keep the vehicles more green. Unfortunately they have now given rodents a tasty food source by doing so. I'm not sure if Toyota has any soy based products on the Tundra.
     
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  27. Feb 24, 2018 at 7:03 AM
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    Smiley

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    Check your in cabin airfilter. This is where I found the nest, along with my washer hose and the insulation from my firewall.
     
  28. Feb 24, 2018 at 7:31 AM
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    dandailey

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    What damage?
    :worthless:
     
  29. Feb 26, 2018 at 9:26 AM
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    Blue14Crewmax

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    Will do, thanks
    Spent weekend in mountains, so far no more evidence.
    Placing traps and soaked repellent cotton balls on manifold cover when at home.
     
  30. Feb 26, 2018 at 9:33 AM
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    Blue14Crewmax

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    My bad, here are some pics
    Truck only sits for a day or 2 without being driven at a time
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