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Rich6913

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I have a 2020 trail boss LT 5.3 that the rodents love getting under my hood sometimes in the truck. I now place a electric trap under the hood whenever I park the truck at home or work. I catch at least 2 to 3 mice a week and I’ve also caught one bushy tailed wood rat. I’m not sure what draws them to the truck so much I sprayed deterrence and the wheel wells in the engine compartment with no luck, I had a 2018 100 anniversary Colorado that developed a lot of electrical issues could never find any sign of rodent damage, but I traded it in on the trail boss. Anybody else have any issues with rodents loving their truck?
 

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I have a 2020 trail boss LT 5.3 that the rodents love getting under my hood sometimes in the truck. I now place a electric trap under the hood whenever I park the truck at home or work. I catch at least 2 to 3 mice a week and I’ve also caught one bushy tailed wood rat. I’m not sure what draws them to the truck so much I sprayed deterrence and the wheel wells in the engine compartment with no luck, I had a 2018 100 anniversary Colorado that developed a lot of electrical issues could never find any sign of rodent damage, but I traded it in on the trail boss. Anybody else have any issues with rodents loving their truck?
Where exactly in the truck do they seem to be getting into? I know in most vehicles, they seem to like to get into the air intake ducting. But it's not a very straightforward path on these Silverados. You could try shoving a rag into the intake duct where it opens from the air scoop just under the hood but above the radiator on the driver's side. You will see a little round opening that eventually leads to your cold air intake box. But remember to yank it back out before you drive! Lol.
 
I've heard peppermint oil deters mice so spray some in your engine bay and make it minty fresh. 🤪
 
These critters are looking for a nesting place. They can/will eat through your're wiring harness. Problem is worse if vehicle is left outside, not driven every day, and you live next to open fields. Google can be your friend when looking for fixes, although I do like having a minty fresh truck LOL.
 
I live in the woods and have been through it too. Mouse/rat poison and moth balls also helps deter the rodents. Tom Cat brand is hands down the best in my opinion for rat/mice poison. Put it where children and pets can't get to it.
 

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