I want to visit the Everglades National Park in Florida but I have been hearing scary stories about Vultures eating part of the peoples cars (Rubber) including the tires of the cars. My question: is there any repellent that I could use to spray my car with or maybe a cover or a particular color to cover the car? Do they see in color or black and white? Please let me know if there is any thing that I could do to protect my car. Thanks.
Vultures aren’t afraid of color nor do they care much about taste. Remember, they eat dead animals and since the rubber on most cars will readily absorb dead animal juice, insects and other organic materials, vultures are naturally attracted to it. If you plan on leaving your vehicle out in the open where vultures are active, it will be subject to damage.
The only repellent we’ve found they don’t like which is easy to deploy to protect a vehicle is a our YARD GARD SOUND REPELLER. Place one unit away from the vehicle but pointed directly at it. Keep it running non stop and elevated about 4 feet above ground no closer than 15 feet away. If positioned directly in front of the vehicle, the only unprotected side would be the rear. If this side is like most cars, it will be a low risk area since standing on anything other than the bumper is hard for vultures to do on the back side of most vehicles. So from this angle, the front, top and two sides would be protected which are usually the critical areas. And as soon as they hear it sounding they’ll stay away so it’s sure to provide complete protection.