How do you get rid of car roaches?

I've noticed an infestation of roaches in my vehicle, and it's grossing me out. I've tried different sprays, but they don’t seem to be effective, and I’m not sure what to do. How do I get rid of car roaches?

Answer
Roach infestations are never fun! Luckily, though, you can get rid of them pretty easily. Here’s what to do:
  • Put poison bait traps under the seats of your car. These traps provide food and water for roaches, but it’s laced with a poison that they carry back to their nest, eliminating the entire colony.
  • Keep an eye out over the next two weeks or so. If you still see roaches after using poison bait traps, you may need to get your car professionally cleaned.
  • Clean the interior of your car. If you don’t see any roaches for a while, cleaning your car will remove any dead bugs, eggs, or other debris. That should take care of the problem!
If you do need to get your car professionally cleaned, check your car insurance or your used car warranty to see if you’re covered.
If you’re not covered for this type of damage under your current plan, you may want to review your current car insurance policy to make sure it is covered in the future. To do this easily, check out the Jerry app! We’ll get you personalized quotes from top-of-the-line insurers, so that all you need to do is choose the plan that works best for you.
Best of luck with cleaning! Hopefully these pests will be long gone soon.
Eric Schad
Answered on Nov 08, 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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