Maura's post in Old John's thread on "What's in your glove box" got me thinking about a problem I had, and wondering what others were doing finding themselves with the same problem. "Funny you should ask. I checked the glove box a few days ago to pull out a map and found it was packed with shredded paper. Apparently the mouse that has been eating corn out of the sack in my trunk prefers to live in the bedroom community of my glove box. I went for the oil change and they found where a mouse or mice had chewed through the coat of the wire to the ignition. I got them to show me what they were talking about, and the wire was chewed, and there was the evidence of feces. I know I am a female, but I don't think they were pulling my leg. Surely a dealership wouldn't keep rat turds to throw around just to fool a woman into spending more than the cost of an oil change. Sometimes the cars sit up here for weeks before I need to go to town. And with winter coming on, the mice can't seemed to be satisfied with all the outbuildings. Bottom line, how do you keep rats out of the vehicles? My $20 oil change with a 'free' car wash and clean-up turned out to be a $90 something job. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Hope you all had a great New Years and you're rearing to go with this 2005, even with all that is happening. And to you with direct and indirect involvement and loss in the tsunami crisis, I wish you the best as you work to cope.