Need pest help? Save $50 on your first recurring service today with code GET50

How do I get roaches out of my car?

Question: How do I get roaches out of my car?

Answer: Well, the good news is that they will not live in the car very long because it is generally a hot, dry place with no food. The first step would be to vacuum the car very well. This is likely to remove most of the problem you have. Then, get some sticky traps and place them on the floor of the car for a few days to capture the ones the vacuum didn't get.

The most effective ways to control roaches in your car involve the use of mechanical and sanitation control measures.

These can include:

  • Using a portable vacuum to remove the roaches you see, plus keep the car’s interior clean. Vacuuming is very important since the vacuum not only removes cockroaches, but also food crumbs, etc. that provide cockroaches with a good source of food. It is very important to vacuum as thoroughly as possible in all crevices, gaps, and under seats. In addition, don’t forget to wipe clean any spills of liquids on the seats or floor.

  • Using adhesive “sticky traps” to capture foraging roaches.

  • Using commercial cockroach bait stations placed in “out of the way” areas where cockroaches may be hiding. Be sure to follow the directions on the product’s label to ensure safety to children and pets. Also, be sure to remove the bait stations when the problem is solved.

  • Making sure you are not introducing cockroaches into your car by transporting cockroach-infested items. Often, people unknowingly move cockroaches from one place to another via cardboard boxes, paper or plastic sacks, backpacks, or items they may be getting rid of and hauling in their car.

Ask Orkin

Get More Answers from Orkin

How do I get rid of tiny red bugs in my bathroom?

Q

I looked online, and it sounds like they are chiggers. If this is what they are, is there something that can be done?

How do I get roaches out of my car?

Q

How do I get roaches out of my car?

How do I kill house lizards?

Q

How do I kill house lizards?

Should I buy a house with beam damage from insects?

Q

Could it be ants instead of termites causing the damage?

Long, brown, hard shell bug that jumps

Carpenter Ant Infestation in the House

Q

Large carpenter ant infestations can cause structural damage to your home. Make sure your home is protected from carpenter ants with Orkin.

Spraying for bed bugs did not work

Q

If the neighboring unit has bed bugs, am I looking at being sprayed every three months?

What Do Bed Bugs and Eggs Look Like on Clothes?

Q

What do I do with the clothes?

Do you use super heating to kill bed bugs?

Q

Do you use super heating to kill bed bugs?

Rat Mite Bites vs. Bed Bug Bites

Q

Learn how to tell the difference between rat mites and bed bug infestations. Call an Orkin Pro for help with mite and bed bug control.

Connect with Us

Our customer care team is available for you 24 hours a day.

877-819-5061

Find a Branch

Our local Pros are the pest experts in your area.

Get a Personalized Quote

We will help you find the right treatment plan for your home.

THE BEST IN PESTS.™

SERVICES

Pest ControlTermite ControlPrevent and Protect

PEST LIBRARY

Browse All Pests

© 2024 Orkin LLC

Terms of UsePrivacyAccessibility StatementCareers

Your Branch  

Call Now