Can You Get Bed Bugs in Your Car?

The short answer is yes. Bed bugs love to hide in tiny cracks and crevices, coming out when it’s dark to feed on your blood. That’s why they live in the folds of your mattress, bedsheets, and even in your car.

Your first clue maybe when you get bitten but you can’t identify when it happened. The second clue is when you’ve been to your local garage and they’ve spotted an issue.  A good garage will spot the issue for you and give you some advice, or even help you to deal with the issue.

In fact, it is advisable to click here and get an expert to remove the seats from your vehicle to allow a thorough cleansing of the car.

How They Get There

Bed bugs are some of the greatest hitchhikers in the world. They can cling onto virtually any fabric and, because they are so small, is easy not to notice them. This means they can enter your car on a bag, in some washing, on another person’s clothes, or even with your suitcases.

They’ll then find a dark crevice to hide in.

Signs Of A Bed Bug Infestation

The first sign will be dark spots on your seats or the floor. This is where you’ve inadvertently sat on them and squashed them.

You may also see a bed bug moving around or, you may even get bitten if you are sat in the car for an extended period of time. This is even more likely if you sleep in the car!

It’s worth noting that a bed bug is approximately the same size as a poppy seed, you may not notice them moving.

It’s also possible that you’ll see the bedbug exoskeleton. Bed bugs shed their skin five times before they become adults. The discarded skins mean you have bed bugs growing up in your vehicle!

Look for the exoskeletons around the crevices of your seats and your glove box. If you can’t get your fingers in properly try using double-sided tape, the exoskeletons and the bugs will stick to it and you’ll be able to identify them.

Resolving The Issue

It’s a good idea to click here and speak to a professional pest control expert. Bed bugs are surprisingly resilient to most things and you’re not going to be able to put the seats into a dryer to kill them off.

A professional can locate and kill the bed bugs with special chemicals and it won’t only take a short while before you can use your car again.

You should be routinely inspecting your vehicle to ensure bed bugs are spotted early, this will help to prevent an infestation from happening. You’ll find this is particularly important if you regularly transport objects and people.

Acting as a courier will increase the likelihood of your car getting bed bugs, as well as the likelihood that you’ll be spreading the issue.

But, at the end of the day, bed bugs in your car are preferable to bed bugs in your house, although they could easily spread between the two.

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