It is not a common thing to hear about finding roaches in your car. However, it is not uncommon as well. It can be the most disgusting and scary thing while driving especially, don’t you agree? Don’t worry, this article has got all that you need to know. The why’s and how’s. Keep reading and you will be enlightened with all the necessary details.
Why do roaches get in your car?
Imagine you’re driving to your destination as well as listening to music, and within a few miles, you catch a glimpse of the thing moving a few inches away from you, something that you’re least expecting in your car and scariest thing. What is your reaction? Probably, not pleasant.
Probably, the first thing you want to do is kill it immediately and then wonder how did it even happen to be in your vehicle? Killing during driving can be so dangerous for you as well as the people on the road. Be careful! And get rid of this thing forever by doing what we recommend you to do. Keep reading to know.
Talking about why and how the cockroach got into your car in the first place. Well, let me tell you why roaches will go to any place, be it home or car, for basic reasons. The basic reasons are: to find eatable, shelter and to lay their eggs. The car is just another place for them to survive, eat and lay their precious eggs (precious for them, of course!).
Are they harmful?
A question that needs to address. Yes, unlike ants and spiders, they are harmful. Not only that they are harmful to you and your loved ones but they can be a source of transmission of diseases. Scared much?
Roaches are accountable for transferring about 30 diverse kinds of bacteria that can have severe health outcomes.
Roaches tend to leave feces behind and cast skins. I bet, you felt disgusted.
How to get rid of them?
As explained earlier, the main reason they have entered a place is due to their basic needs. Therefore, making them escape the place, you will have to make the surroundings unfavorable for them to stay and lay eggs.
I will give you an example. For instance, if we want to get rid of fish, what do we do? We will finish the water in the pool. No water, no fish. Likewise, we are going to make the environment so hygienic that roaches can’t survive in it.
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Follow the below steps to make an unsuitable surrounding for the Roaches.
No eatables in the car
Avoid snacking in the car. Why? Because, without any doubt, food is the first love of roaches and I’m pretty sure, you all must be aware of that.
No matter, how careful you are, you might get stains or spill some of your food on the seat, the floor or elsewhere. Especially, with the children.
Therefore, it is best, if there is a rule of no eating at all.
No parking near the garbage bins
No way, it can be saved for you or for your car. You have no idea, what is in the garbage bins. Have you ever wondered, what lethal insects are living in those bins? Looking for an opportunity to escape those bins.
As soon as you park near them, they are all ready to jump in your cars, be it the windows, doors or any other passageway.
Roaches are travelers just like we humans. They want to move to new places like most of us do. Don’t you like traveling to newer and nicer places? So, if your car is in good condition, which I am sure it is since which is why you’re interested in reading this article, you don’t want unwanted visitors in your vehicle, am I correct? Not only unwanted but dangerous to your health and car’s health.
This is the first and most important one. In case, you have not been following the above-mentioned steps, this one can, hopefully, solve all the issues you are facing.
The only condition is that you must be regular at cleaning. Regular like brushing your teeth. You use your teeth all day. From the start of your day till the time you went to bed, your teeth are constantly working, chewing food, breaking the food down. However, how many times do you brush them? At least twice, I reckon. Just like that, you need to clean it thoroughly twice a day and you will have not a thing to worry about. Cleaning the car is one of the best options to get rid of unwanted visitors and unwelcome issues in the future.
If you have existing Roaches, use an insecticide. It is an effective yet quick method to kill the Roaches. However, care is essential. Why do you ask? That is because it can be flammable. We love our cars, don’t we? We need it to be clean but we don’t want to put our car on fire.
Another reason, the car is an important property of the user and favorite place of these insecticides. However, when you spray insecticides with the air conditioner on, you will realize, it is of no use. The reason being that these insecticides tend to try up quickly when the air conditioner is on, making it useless. Hence, waste of time as well as money and in some cases, dangerous. So, this being the last step, try to turn off the air-conditioner when you are spraying.
I hope these mentioned above methods are going to be helpful to you, whether you have the issues of roaches in the car or not. It is always the best idea to know the solution to something that might or might not be a problem for you in the near future. I hope, you do not face this issue, but if you do, then you are fully prepared to handle this situation.