The first step in treating your car for bed bugs is to remove all dead bedbugs and the shells from the vehicle. Make sure to check the fabric folds and under seat areas. You may also find the insects living in the headrest or plastic casing of your car. If you notice any signs of infestation, do not hesitate to get an exterminator’s help.
Bedbugs usually prefer to breed in areas that are warm and dark. They can live for up to three generations in a year. To detect the presence of bedbugs in your car, check for blood smears or black, sticky fecal spots. If you do find them, remove the affected items and wash or dry them. Once you’ve removed all affected items, you can start treatment.
Once you’ve cleaned the car, use a bed bug-spray to kill any remaining bugs. You can also purchase a pheremone trap that attracts bedbugs within 24 hours. If you think you may have an infestation, you can use this to eliminate the bugs once and for all.
While car infestations of bedbugs are uncommon, they are a symptom of a larger infestation. The insects can spread to other areas of your home or car by hiding in personal items or clothes. It is important to treat your car for bedbugs as soon as you see them because they are extremely difficult to treat and remove if left unchecked.