Mice in my heater 1995 pont.

On my 1995 Pontiac Grand Am I keep getting mice in my heater blower cage, and they put paper scraps in it that stops the blower from working. I had to pull the blower out and vacuumed it out about 4 times this winter.
My question where is the air intake that they are getting inside. Can I put a screen over it to stop them. I think they are getting in under the hood.
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Odie wrote:

The intake is under the cowl on the right side. If the cowl is in good shape, they can't get in that way - unless they are very, very small. Perhaps they are getting in through the water drains on the sides of the cowl firewall area?
How did you get the blower out? Its normally cut out with a saw and a new one screwed in.
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@hotmail.com says...

he obviously had only been there about a week but he had piled empty acorn shells on top of my battery. Husband discovered him while at gas station topping up the windshield washer fluid. That rat now has a new address somewhere around the gas station! But why would a Rat want to move in under a car hood? And what is a Rat doing with acorn shells? Glad he didn't poke his nose out at me when I was driving!
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Maybe Mr Ratzy heard how GOOD a driver you are while putting on make up, doin your nails, mascars, talking on the cell phone, changin the baby etc...
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says...

Do all you people with rodent problems live back east? I think its the heat from the engine... keeps them toasty warm. Most we get in AZ is cats sleeping under cars when its winter, they must like the radiated warmth from the engine and exhaust system, plus nobody can sneak up on them.
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that's why the rats grow so big.
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Odie wrote:

They often come in the AC vent hole in the bottom of the plenum. The opening is quite large and usually has a rubber flap door. You could stick some wire mesh, preferably stainless, in that opening. Some of those kitchen scouring meshes are a cheap source. They don't like chewing on that material.
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