How I Protect My Travel Rigs From Pack Rats
These cute little rascals are expensive!
Pack rats love to build nests and have a special attraction to shiny objects. Needless to say, your travel rig has its fair share of shiny parts to tempt these big-eared, bushy-tailed burglars. To make matters worse, they might try to chew through wires and take these parts to add to their nest ― or perhaps worse, build the nest in your vehicle.
While staying on an off-grid property in Silver City, I had my fair share of pack rat sightings. They terrorized my friend's car, but I never had a single infestation incident.
Where Are You Most Likely To Encounter Pack Rats
Pack rats are a common problem in North America. Yes, even in Canada and Mexico. They tend to thrive in places with less foot traffic, but they will sometimes brave more busy areas, such as the campgrounds I have visited. Orkin Canada shares the following:
Most areas, from dry deserts to mountains and plains, are host to at least one species of pack rat. In general, the pests can survive anywhere within their habitat range that provides shelter and a food source. This makes homes and yards inviting.