Stone marten under the hood: this is what it does and this is how you prevent it

They are small animals, but the damage can be extensive: biting stone martens can cause high garage bills in the engine compartment of a car.

Cute eyes, a fluffy coat: a marten looks cute. Make no mistake though, his teeth are sharp. As a culture follower, he likes to be close to people. They live on the floors of houses, in basements and in sheds. As human beings, we do not run any risk. The marten, which likes to go out at night, is too shy for that. A loner. It uses our habitat to hunt, eating mice, frogs and bird eggs. And he doesn’t like it when his competitors disturb him; he pounces on anything that looks or smells like a rival. It is exactly that smell that can cause problems under the hood of your car. Like a marten…

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