How do I get cockroaches out of my car?
May 24, 2010 9:43 PM Subscribe
I think I have a cockroach infestation in my car. I've only seen a few of them so far, but I want to stop this before they multiply. I've had a look at other threads dealing with cockroaches in houses, but has anyone had any experience with them in cars before? I could bug bomb the car, but I'm worried about overdoing it, as a car is so much smaller that a house, and also, would it be dangerous from an explosive point of view? Also, should I be worried about cockroaches hitching a ride from the car into my apartment when I carry shopping, etc around and then bring it inside?
posted by Piroska to Home & Garden (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I bought the car recently and it is quite old, from 1984, and hadn't been driven regularly for a year or so. The car is totally fine mechanically, and reasonably clean inside (probably needs a bit of a vacuum), and I don't eat in my car. The cockroaches tend to appear either on the steering wheel, or around the driver's side door. I've only seen three or four, but it's distracting to see something running around when you are driving, not to mention gross. I did have cockroaches at my old house, and used this car to move boxes and whatnot, so it is very probable that that is where they came from, although I haven't seen any in my new apartment. Any advice would be great!