Place bait stations under the seats and in the trunk of the car to get rid of cockroaches. Glue traps that are baited with food in the middle can also work to remove a cockroach infestation in a car.Continue Reading
Bait stations are an option that doesn't damage the interior of the car, and they can be placed in any hidden areas inside the vehicle to eliminate the pests. Replace the bait traps as recommended by the product packaging. When using glue traps, the trap should be baited with food. Place the food in the middle of the trap, and replace the traps as needed.
Glue traps may be more effective when replaced frequently until the infestation is under control. Glue traps can be used in combination with bait stations to help identify the source of the roaches and to monitor the pest population in the car during the treatment.
To minimize roaches in the car, keep the car as clean as possible by removing any food sources. Vacuum the car regularly, and remove food containers daily. Sprinkle a thin layer of baking soda onto the carpeting, and allow it to remain in the car for several days before vacuuming. Baking soda is toxic to cockroaches, and it can also absorb any food odors that may attract pests to the vehicle. Baking soda should be used along with other pest control products, such as bait stations, to ensure that the roaches are eliminated from the vehicle.Learn more about Invasive Insects
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