With temperatures starting to get colder, animals of all shapes and sizes are going to be looking for anywhere to stay warm. Sometimes, a junk car that’s been sitting in one spot for a long time may seem like the perfect place to call home for these creatures. Animals can cause major damage to a junk car, which is especially troublesome if you’re planning on selling it.
Wondering how to remove animals from your car? Below, we’ve provided plenty of information on car animal removal.
What animals might live in junk cars?
First off, it’s important to understand what type of animal you’re dealing with. Common culprits of junk car infestations include rodents, insects and birds. These small creatures often like hiding in the nooks and crannies of junk vehicles, so it may take a while to discover them.
If you have a junk car with broken windows, chances are something will manage to find its way inside. Some creatures may even crawl into the vehicle’s engine.
You can check for animals from the outside, but it’s never a good idea to go reaching around in your junk car. You never know when something might try to defend its nest by biting. Dangerous creatures, like poisonous snakes and scorpions, could have even made their home in your junk car.
There are many humane ways to remove animals from your junk car. It’s usually best to contact animal control for removal, especially if there’s a larger animal in your car, like a stray cat, raccoon or opossum. For insect and smaller rodent infestations, you could contact a local exterminator to take care of the problem.
Preventing animal infestations
It’s best to prevent animals from getting into your junk car in the first place. Be sure to clean out any food, drinks and other materials that might entice rodents and insects. That means thoroughly cleaning the floors, seats, glove compartment, cup holders and trunk.
If you have a garage, keep your junk car inside, at least until you can get rid of it. If you don’t have a garage, be sure to cover any openings in the car. You can cover engine compartment openings with wire mesh.
Sell your junk car
The best way of avoiding an animal infestation in your junk car—and having to deal with junk car animal removal—is by getting rid of it. By selling your junk car, you can also free up space in your yard and make some money at the same time. With that money, you may even be able to put a down payment on a new car!
Be sure to sell to a reputable car removal company instead of a private buyer. This will help ensure you get the best price without getting scammed. Junk car removal companies can even haul the car for you, so you don’t have to worry about getting it towed.
If you’re a Memphis, TN resident looking to sell your junk car, contact Lester’s Cash for Junk Cars today. We offer great prices on junk cars of all different makes and models.