How do I fumigate a car for roaches?

How do I fumigate a car for roaches? I saw a roach crawl into my dashboard. I’ve heard if you see one, there’s at least several more nearby!

Answer
Yuck! No one wants to have a roach infestation, so it’s good to take care of it sooner than later.
Start by vacuuming your car’s interior with a crevice tool. Make sure to get in between the seats and throw out any trash that could attract more critters to your car. Then, you can apply insecticide or boric acid.
  • Insecticide: Look for Novacide, which kills mature roaches and prevents their eggs from hatching. Spray your car’s floors and crevices to kill the roaches in your vehicle and their offspring. Be sure to leave your doors and windows open to allow the chemical to air out.
  • Boric acid: Unlike Novacide, boric acid is non-toxic to humans. Sprinkle it throughout your car where you suspect the roaches could be hiding. When they walk through the powder, they will ingest it and die.
If neither of these work, consider hiring an exterminator. This is an extreme measure and definitely costs more than other options, but it’s guaranteed to get rid of the roaches.
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Matthew Macgugan
Answered on Nov 17, 2021
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