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Pest Control Tips for Your Car

We know how distressing it may be to find pests in your home, but many people are unlucky enough to experience pest infestations in their motor vehicles.

Whether it’s a car, RV, campervan or truck, pests will manage to find their way inside. If you have pests in your motor vehicle contact us for assistance.

So, what attracts pests into your vehicle?

What attracts pests into your vehicle?

Weather

Some pests favour cooler temperature, hence when the weather warms up, they will seek out new shaded homes (ants in particular).

Spiders will find solace inside your home and your vehicles particularly in adverse weather conditions, like heavy rain. It’s simple for spiders to slip inside cars through the hood or even through a door /window that has been left ajar.

You’ll know that you have a spider infestation in your car if you begin seeing spider webs inside the vehicle, boot or hood. You’ll find them in corners of the dashboard, your reverse mirror, on and around your engine, and other crevices. Spiders are most active at night, so if you only drive during the day, you may not see the culprit at all.

Food source

If you enjoy snacking while waiting in traffic, there’s a chance you’re bringing ants and cockroaches inside. Ants and German cockroaches are small and can enter through the tiniest gap. If you see ants or a cockroach inside, your vehicle may be compromised.

Openings

Accidentally leaving your windows rolled down can be one of the reasons you’ve found a  pest inside your car. Pests can find their way into your vehicle through most holes.

Prime Living Conditions

Rodents find the hoods of motor vehicles very attractive because of the prime living conditions. The hood is a perfect combination of warmth and darkness. This can happen in any area across the country. The consequences of a rodent infestation in your car include:

  • significant mechanical repair costs;
  • baby rodents can nest anywhere in your vehicle with damaged seats being a favoured spot;
  • damaged electrical wiring; and
  • ripped out insulation.

So, what can you do to stop this issue?

Pest Control Tips for Your Car

We have five pest control tips that can minimise the likelihood of a pest infestation in your vehicle.

  • Ensure that any broken windows or doors are fixed so they no longer sit ajar.
  • Check that all windows are closed before exiting your vehicle.
  • Organise pest control for the home, particularly if you park your car inside of the garage. Trust your local and professional Flick Anticimex team!
  • Not eating inside your car may not be an option for some people, so regularly clean the inside of your car with a vacuum and anti-bacterial wipes/spray.
  • Watch where you park your car. Avoid where possible parking near thick shrubbery or leaving your vehicle in one spot for long periods.  This reduces the likelihood of pests relocating from their nesting sites to your vehicle. 

Take action now and put these pest control tips into practice. Receive peace of mind with residential pest control treatments by calling your local Flick Anticimex office on 13 14 40. We are experienced at treating everything from your home to your RV or campervan!

About Flick Anticimex

The modern pest control company. Through prevention, new technology, and sustainable solutions, we meet the new demands for healthy environments, for both individuals and businesses. Anticimex employs around 4,400 people, with 3 million customers worldwide, and a 2016 revenue of $716 million (AUD).

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