Have you been struggling with pests in your car? People do not talk about pest problems in their automobiles, but cars and trucks target insects, arachnids, and rodents. Getting rid of them can be challenging. It can be difficult to get to hidden areas in your car, where pests can hide. You may also worry about using some pesticides in confined spaces.
Pests in Vehicles
Any pest could potentially invade your vehicle. However, you are most likely to encounter the following pests:
- Bed Bugs
- Carpet Beetles
Pest Control for Your Car Start with Prevention
Just like pest control in your home, pest prevention in your car starts with prevention. Pests are attracted to places where they can find shelter, food, and water. You want to make sure you do not store food or water in your vehicle. One of the big issues is food waste, particularly fast-food containers. Take the time to throw out your trash and reduce the risk that pests will seek out your car. Also make sure to roll up your windows and secure your vehicle. While that will not close off all potential access points, it will make it more difficult for pests to invade.
Keep Your Vehicle Clean
Another important step you can take is keeping your vehicle clean. Normal use of your car means crumbs and dirt will collect.
Regularly cleaning your car will help keep it from attracting pests. Regular vacuuming can also help you remove pests if you have one or two in your car. Getting a professional cleaning job may be enough to get rid of a minor pest problem.
Avoid Bringing Pests Inside
Another important prevention tip is to check yourself before getting in your car. If you are in an area with a known pest problem, thoroughly check yourself, your clothing, your belongings, and your pets before getting into the car. If you think you may have been exposed to bed bugs, make sure and cover any luggage in plastic bags before transporting them in your vehicle.
Contact a Pest Control Company
If you are struggling with a pest infestation, or if you have a difficult pest, like bed bugs, you may need help from a pest control company. Flick has built our reputation on providing quality commercial and residential pest control services. What many people do not realize is we bring that same level of customer service to our customers who need vehicle pest removal. Contact us today to schedule yours.
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