It is not uncommon to see mothballs outside the home. Mothballs are often used to keep squirrels away from cars. Once the mothballs are placed, the squirrels will not be able to enter the vehicle. Mothballs may also deter raccoons and other rodents from eating meat.
Why Mothballs Will Keep Squirrels Away From My Car?
As a squirrel deterrent, mothballs attract squirrels by smelling like food and making their homes smell like mothballs. When squirrels touch a mothball, they are attracted to the scent and will cease to visit your car.
In addition to emitting a compound that discourages rodents from crossing the borders of their territory, mothballs may be effective at keeping squirrels away from cars. Rats and other small mammals are attracted to the compound known as octopamine, which is believed to act as an attractant. They will then smell the mothball trap and refuse to enter.
If you want to keep squirrels away from your car, you can place mothballs in small containers under the seat. Make sure the mothballs are not too large since a squirrel may find them difficult to locate.
How to Use Mothballs to Keep Squirrels Away From My Car?
Despite the effectiveness of mothballs in keeping squirrels away from vehicles, some precautions must be taken when using them. Mothballs should not be used in areas where they could potentially set off explosives, such as a vehicle’s dashboard or around the windscreen, where squirrels are known to frequent.
It is also important to read the ingredients list carefully before purchasing mothballs, as many contain harmful chemicals to humans and animals. For example, mothballs containing boric acid can irritate the eyes and skin.
We recommend that pet owners use mothballs only when necessary since they are a common choice due to their convenience. Mothballs are powerful yet effective traps. Using them only when necessary is important because they pose a serious risk to pets and other animals. You should consult with your doctor before using any mothballs in your pet’s home if you have a pet.