After the months of confinement we have experienced, many customers have contacted us to purchase a repeller because they had mice or rats in their cars. Rats and mice like to take refuge under the car hood, especially when the vehicle is parked for weeks.
- Rodents and other animals often seek shelter under the car hood, especially during winter and cold days.
- Car engines are warm, dry, and quiet places. They provide an ideal refuge for rodents to feed, rest, and reproduce.
- The components used to manufacture spark plug cables, hoses, and turbochargers are made of corn starch, potato, or sugarcane. That’s why rodents chew on them because they love them.
- Once rats or mice have taken refuge under the car hood, they can cause considerable damage.
- Engine cables are particularly vulnerable to rodent damage. If rodents bite through the insulation covering the cables, they can cause short circuits, leading to costly damage to the engine.
- The cost of repairing this type of damage can range from €100 to €3000.
Protect Your Car from Rats and Mice. Prevention is Better than Cure
If you are going to leave your vehicle (car, camper, tractor… or even lawnmower) parked for days, or if you have the car stored in a basement or garage where you think there may be rats or mice, we recommend protecting it with a car mouse repellent.
We recommend the WK0508 model from Weitech, which is a robust and effective product specifically designed to protect your car from rats, mice, and other animals. This model does not cause any issues with the vehicle and provides excellent results. You can get the Car Rat Repeller in the BirdGard Iberia online store. Here are all its features explained.
Car Rat Repeller – WK0508 – Weitech
The Car Rat Repellent – WK0508 Model from Weitech is designed to protect your car from rodent bites and prevent damage to cables, not only in cars but also in campers, lawnmowers, tractors, etc.
- The Car Rat Repeller WK0508 works with ultrasonic waves and flashing light. It is a reliable product with Weitech warranty. Its effectiveness has been tested and proven by independent laboratories.
- Ultrasonic Rodent Repeller
- The speaker emits ultrasonic waves ranging from 25 to 55 kHz to disturb and cause intense auditory stress to rodents.
- The frequency of the ultrasound varies to prevent rodents from getting used to it.
- Flashing Lights
- The device also includes LED strobe lights that emit brief flashes in rapid succession, making the car hood an impossible place for rodents to stay.
- Very easy to install.
- Connects to the 12 or 24-volt car battery.
- Has an on/off button.
- Very low power consumption.
- It also has a battery protection mechanism and automatically disconnects if the battery charge is low.
Car Rat Repeller “WK0508” – Installation
- Install the rat repeller under the car hood. Avoid areas that get too hot, such as the exhaust manifold.
- Connect the white connector to the device’s port.
- Connect the red cable to the car battery’s positive terminal.
- Connect the black cable to the negative terminal of the battery.
- Use cable ties to secure the device to the engine compartment. Do not place the rat repeller in any location where it may interfere with moving parts.
Car Rat Repeller – Operation
- Press the ON/OFF button to turn on the Car Rat Repeller. The 4 LED indicators will flash for 2 seconds.
- The center indicator will rapidly flash red for 10 seconds. This indicates that the car rat repellent is operational.
- Ultrasonic repellent mode for 120 seconds: alternates between ultrasonic waves and light flashes. It emits ultrasonic waves ranging from 25 to 55 kHz.
- Ultrasonic repellent mode for 180 seconds. The device will restart the cycles mentioned in steps 3 and 4 as long as it does not detect engine vibrations. Once it detects that the engine is running, the repellent will stop.
- The rat repeller does not affect the vehicle’s operation.
- To save energy, the device automatically goes into standby mode while the engine is running.
- The device only operates when the engine is turned off.
- The device will automatically start operating again after 20 seconds of the engine being turned off.
- Low voltage protection. If the car battery voltage drops below 10.5V, the rat repellent will automatically stop working to protect the vehicle’s battery.
Car Rodent Repeller WK0508 – Technical Specifications:
- Connects to a 12 or 24-volt car battery. Power: 12V – 24V DC (direct current).
- Low power consumption: 0.6W – 1.2W. It consumes very little energy from the car battery.
- Frequency: ranges from 25 kHz to 55 kHz.
- Dimensions: 7 x 8 x 2.5 cm.
- Weight: 110 g.
Repel Rats and Mice – More Information
- If you need to repel mice or rats from a garage, warehouse, etc., we recommend reading the article: How to Repel Mice.
- When the rat or mouse problem is limited and they do not become numerous enough to become an infestation, you can also capture them using rat and mouse trap cages. If you’re considering this method, don’t miss the article: Best Animal Trap Cages – Comparison and Recommendations.
- In the BirdGard Iberia online store, you will find a wide range of the best electronic rat and mouse repellers.