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Why Do Rodents Chew Wires ?

Discussion in 'Diseases & Pests' started by Nyboy, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. Aug 10, 2017
    Nyboy

    Nyboy Garden Master

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    Yesterday I had my guys take old generator out of shed. I bought a bigger one off a friend. Was going to take old one home to use there. Not sure if rats or squirrels chewed up wiring :barnie:he I know they can not mistake electrical wire for food. There is a whole woods filled with trees if they need to sharpen their teeth. What makes wire appealing to rodents ?
     
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    seedcorn

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    Mice are the worst. I've seen them ruin farm equipment.
     
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    PhilaGardener

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    Newer cars have wiring harnesses that are coated with a soy-based insulation. In an effort to get away from oil and non-renewables, no one thought about the fact that rodents might love it. There are several class-action lawsuits ongoing.
     
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    Nyboy

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    thistlebloom

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    Rodents are gamblers at heart. It's like Russian Roulette. Sooner or later they'll gnaw through a live one...
     
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    seedcorn

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    Rodents chew oil soaked pre-1960 wiring just as fast as new wiring. Rodents just love to chew wiring like dogs like to sniff butts
     
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    seedcorn

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    Once again, lawyers at their finest--NOT!
     

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