Has anyone found a way to keep rats (and mice) away from the wiring under the hood of the car and on the bike? I was away for three weeks and came home to find the mess below. I've since caught and killed one large rat. I have found minor damage before but this is all out war. I live in a country setting, basically in the woods. I'm removing about twenty overgrown Leyland Cypress trees along the driveway and parking area that were planted by the previous owners. It has been suggested that the rats may live in these trees. The cars are parked outside. The bikes are in a building and there has been no trouble there yet. I've searched the WWW for remedies and I am finding suggestions for everything from sprays to cats to poisons. Poisons are out of the question we have four dogs that could potentially be harmed and are not willing to take such a risk. Nothing against cats but I really would hate to add another animal to the existing menagerie. So let's hear what has worked for you.