Bed bugs are very tiny, parasitic insects belonging to Cimicidae family. These insects can squeeze into very small spaces in your house due to the flattened bodies. Some of their most common hiding spots include folds and seams of mattresses, box springs, bed frames and cracks in walls. These blood-sucking insects are most active at night; this is because they are usually attracted to body’s warmth and carbon dioxide we exhale at night. Bedbugs are also great travelers and are not limited to just your home.  So, don’t be surprised to see them in airports, hotels and even in your own car. Although it’s not very common to find these insects in your vehicle, it does happen and it’s one experience you won’t enjoy.  A bedbug infestation can cause serious headaches for car owners. Here are some remedies from Seattle bed bug inspection that can help eliminate bed bugs in your car.

  • Inspect Your Car

    • Before you start anything, you have to be sure you have an infestation. Some of these treatments can be quite expensive and time consuming.

  • Clean Your Car

    • The first step in the process of killing bedbugs is a thorough cleaning. Remove and wash all the seat covers and rugs in your car. You can also throw the seat covers and carpet in a dryer for 30-60 minutes

  • Chemicals & Pesticides

    • One of the most effective ways of removing bed bugs is by attacking them with chemical insecticides & pesticides.

  • Steam Cleaning

    • This is one of the most common options.  Steam cleaning uses steam to kill and flush out bed bugs from their hiding places

  • Vacuuming

    • Vacuum all of the seats and floors in your car. This will suck up any bed bugs or eggs that have attached themselves to your carpet or seats.

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