How do I kill the ants that took over my car?

I've noticed tons of ants in my car in the last week and they're grossing me out. How do I get rid of them?

Answer
Ants in your car can seem alarming, but they’re actually more common than you might think—although they’re definitely not fun! But you don’t have to stress too much. Just follow these tips to clean your car to like-new condition and eliminate the infestation:
  • Clean out all the trash in your car
  • Park your car in a different area
  • Vacuum the car thoroughly
  • Clean the exterior of your car to clean out any nests on your wheels or undercarriage
  • Place some ant traps in your car
Once you’ve done all of these things, you should find that the ants disappear!
While ants don’t normally pose a problem outside of a nuisance, other critters such as mice and other rodents can also cause mechanical malfunction. If you want to protect your car as much as possible, you may want to think about adding comprehensive coverage to your car insurance.
The easiest way to add comprehensive coverage is with the Jerry app. We’ll get you customized quotes from over 50 different insurers so that all you need to do is choose the one that works best for you. And once you’ve chosen one, we’ll even help you switch!
Best of luck with everything—and hopefully your car is pest-free very shortly!
Eric Schad
Answered on Oct 29, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.
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