Tips For A Pest-Free Car

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So, how are you spending your summer so far?  Is it countless days at the beach, taking hikes in the woods, or rather just going to work and back?  No matter how you answered that question, pests could easily be climbing in your ride, especially with the wonderful weather that we’ve been having.  Thankfully, there are some easy things you can do to prevent and remove these pesky critters for good.  Read on to find out more!


Pests are everywhere, and your car can be no different.  Flies, moths, ticks, and even roaches can crawl inside through the tiniest opening, so the first thing you should do is to make sure that your car is secured when driving.  Try your best to rely on the air-conditioner than airflow from open windows, but if you’d rather feel the wind in your hair, make sure you’re traveling at a high speed first so it’s harder for them to get in.

Another easy way you can keep pests out of your automobile is to limit the amount of food eaten (as pests LOVE crumbs) or at the very least, make sure you are cleaning up if someone eats.  Treat spills the same.  Sure, water may only soak your flooring, but if your kid spills a sugary soda or juice, flies would love to be all over it.  When finished, spray some peppermint or spearmint essential oils on the seats to keep the critters out and freshen up the car.


Now, say that you took your car on some backroads by a marsh, and the next thing you know there’s a swarm of horseflies in your car that are just too stubborn to get out.  What now?  Well, you have two options to deal with a situation like this, and they can apply to all sorts of pests:

  1. Roll down your windows at a high speed, and use a combination of air flow from the air conditioner and some perfectly timed swats to send them out.


      2. Use heat to your advantage.  Going to stay in one spot for a while?  Close all the doors, roll up the windows, park in a sunny spot, and let the wonders of thermodynamics take care of them for you.  Just be sure to clean them out afterwards.

All you need to be is a tad smarter than all the other critters out there, and you can beat the pests by a mile.  But, there are some nifty bugs out there, and when they come across your path, be sure to give us a call!  Whether they’re in your home, in your car, or anywhere else in your life, one call to Tri-County Pest Control can take care of all your pest problems.

Reach out to us today for a free quote!

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