How Do You Get Rid of Ants in a Car?

To get rid of ants in your car, vacuum the car thoroughly, focusing on removing food scraps and the ants that you can see. Put ant bait traps in the car, giving them time to capture the rest of the ants in the car.

  1. Clean the car out

    Take your car to a self-service car wash, and use the vacuum cleaner to get rid of all the debris in the car. Make sure to remove all food-based trash, including fast food containers and any crumbs on the floor. Scrub cup holders to eliminate any sugar-based residue that could attract ants.

  2. Set ant baits in the car

    Purchase ant traps and place them under the seats in the car. Give them several days to lure in the ants that are still in the car.

  3. Use sprays or bombs if necessary

    Purchase an ant bomb or aerosol insecticide if ant bait traps do not take care of the problem. Remember that ants almost never nest inside cars; they just go inside during their normal foraging activity. Give your car at least 12 to 24 hours to air out after setting off a bomb, adding time to this if indicated on the packaging.