How do I fumigate a car for spiders?

Can I fumigate my car to get rid of spiders? Lately I've noticed a bunch of small ones in my car and it's grossing me out.

Answer
“The best way to fumigate your car for spiders is to use peppermint or citrus oil.
Strangely (and creepily), spider infestations in cars are common. But never use a bug bomb or a fumigator in the interior of your car. They are flammable and toxic, and therefore pose safety and health concerns. While you can use a bug spray, these aren’t recommended either, as they also contain toxic ingredients.
Instead, go with a natural remedy. Mix peppermint or citrus oil (about 20 drops) with a quart of water in a spray bottle and spray it throughout the car. Spiders hate these scents and will usually leave the car as a result.
You can also park your car out in the sun—the heat may be enough to eradicate the spiders. Just make sure not to leave your car in direct sunlight too long or you risk scorching the interior of your vehicle.
While you’re waiting for the spiders to pack their things and move out, why not take a minute to evaluate your car insurance policy. The Jerry app makes it quick and easy. In less than a minute, Jerry compares rates from the top 50 car insurance companies and delivers the best deals to your phone for free.”
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Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 30, 2021
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