Is It Possible to Get Bed Bugs In Car?

Bed bugs love to stay near their human host and will travel anywhere the host goes. It is very possible to have bed bugs in your car in Toronto. The good news is bed bugs rarely create permanent residence in vehicles largely and you will not need to call a bed bug control Toronto company because they can’t find mates and a good nesting place there. 

This is not to say that you should ignore the problem. You could take the bed bugs home with you or have your passengers transport them elsewhere. There is also the discomfort and danger of getting bitten while you drive; distracted driving is one of the leading causes of road accidents. If you suspect that you have bed bugs in your vehicle, you need to address the problem immediately.

Signs that you might have bed bugs in your car include bite marks that are consistent with bed bugs (linear rows of itchy, bright red welts), empty bed bug exoskeleton, brown spots and unexplained blood spots on your upholstery.

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Car

Getting rid of bed bugs in your car is a labor intensive process so you need to create time when you won’t be interrupted. Begin by emptying out the vehicle of trash, clutter and debris so you can see clearly during your inspection.

Remove all the upholstery including mats, rugs and seat covers where possible. Wash the upholstery in scalding hot water to kill the bugs.

Next, inspect the entire vehicle paying extra attention to the center console, in between seats and the glove compartment. Vacuum the entire vehicle especially areas where you have seen evidence of bed bugs. Use a vacuum with a sealed filter so the bugs don’t escape from the equipment and ensure that the equipment is designed specifically for removing bed bugs in cars. Use the attachments to get in between seats and other cervices.

Inspect the car once more to ensure there are no bugs left and finish by steam cleaning. Using over-the-counter chemicals to kill bed bugs in your car is ill advised especially if you carry children and/or pets.

Hire a Professional Exterminator

Getting rid of bed bugs is a difficult job that is best left to the professionals. It needs a keen eye, proper equipment and a treatment plan that matches the type and extent of the infestation. The exterminator in Toronto will perform a thorough inspection and use the most effective extermination method based on the nature of the infestation. Call us now to verify activity: 647-496-2211. We also feature a variety of bed bug related products such as mattress covers and bed bug monitors.