Good call, Bear. Now, if Honda would only subscribe to the same theory on their Pilots, I'd be in high cotton right now. Unfortunately, they don't want to admit there's a problem with critters accessing their vehicles, but if you look at the Pilot owner's blogs, there are countless instances of mice getting inside via many unsealed access points . Recently, I opened my glove box to a mess of shredded napkins and paperwork I kept there. Pulled all that out and stored it elsewhere, and no sign of anything for about a week. Mrs. Gr0uch0 and I went out for Tex-Mex one night, and brought leftovers home, placed on the back seat. Arrived home and opened the back door, saw a blur dart between the seats, and chewed Styrofoam all over the place. The little SOB bit into the container and what was left of my football-sized burrito. That's when it became personal--a lot of things you can mess with, but don't screw with my Tex-Mex! Felt like Carl Spackler after the gopher in "Caddyshack." Peanut butter on multiple traps were set in the car, and finally, jackpot on the 3rd day: dead mouse in the snap trap. Victory was mine.
Or so I thought. Apparently there was another of the little ba$tard$ that I didn't snap, nor did he get out, because the Pilot started to reek to high heaven a couple of days later. Must've gotten some of the jalapenos, or at least I hope so. I tore the better part of the dash out, to the point where my retired neighbors next door thought I would have to send the pieces back to Japan to be reassembled. Never did find the little jackwagon,and have been trying to mask the stench for the last month. Didn't think I'd want to see the cold set in, but in this case, it can't come soon enough.