Nothing is more annoying than a cockroach. These critters are persistent, breed quickly, and may even transmit diseases. When left uncontrolled, they can swiftly infest your vehicle.
If you’re an unfortunate victim of a cockroach infestation, read on to find out how you can prevent future invasions and learn how to get rid of them.
Cockroaches may enter your car via openings like windows or air-conditioning vents. Thus, it’s important to ensure that all openings are securely closed before leaving the car.
Under the car seat or carpet
Crumbs and dirt from your leftover meals may fall into crevices in your car, attracting cockroaches to these areas.
In the car boot
Cockroaches thrive in cluttered areas; a boot packed with items may pose a higher risk of having these pests around.
From other items
Cockroaches can be found in items such as shopping bags, using them as an entryway into your car.
While finding cockroaches in your car is disgusting, these pests can cause more harm than you’d expect.
They’ll defecate and regurgitate bodily fluids, transmitting bacteria and diseases that lead to fatal health consequences.
A cockroach scurrying across your dashboard can shock and frighten you. This can be exceptionally dangerous, especially if you’re driving on the road.
It can cause a loss of concentration, resulting in potential accidents. It may sound ridiculous, but it’s true; in 2018, a cockroach caused a woman to crash into an overhead bridge.
Leftover food crumbs attract cockroaches, causing them to invade your car. Thus, you have to maintain the cleanliness of your car. Vacuuming your car regularly removes their source of food and they’re less likely to stick around when their food source is gone.
Once your car has been properly cleaned, buy a roach bait to eliminate the infestation. A safe way to use roach bait is to set them in areas under your floorboards and in the corners of your boot. The roaches will come out of hiding to consume the poison-laced food, killing them and their nest.
Traps are also an effective way to kill cockroaches. Using a lure and strong adhesive, a cockroach comes into contact with the trap, gets stuck and dies.
What is car pest fumigation?
Despite your best efforts, your attempts at eliminating the cockroaches have proved to be futile. If you are in a similar predicament, professional car pest fumigation may be the answer to your troubles.
Pest fumigation is an effective pest control technique that covers an entire area with fumigants, killing them successfully.
How does it help to get rid of cockroaches?
Fumigation involves filling your car with chemicals that will reach every possible area of the vehicle. It’s a hazardous procedure that should only be carried out by a licensed, NEA-approved fumigator.
Effective fumigation, coupled with proper hygiene, should guarantee the complete extermination of the cockroaches.