If you’re someone who loves to take your pet for a ride in the car then you’re probably here because doing that led to fleas in your car. A flea infestation in your car is just as irritating as a flea infestation in your home.
In this article I’m going to teach you how to remove fleas from your vehicle and how to prevent it from happening in the future.
How do fleas get in your car?
As I said before you can get fleas in your vehicle from bringing your pet into your car with you. If your pet plays outside a lot or just happened to pick up fleas along the way to your car this can lead to a car infestation.
You also bring fleas into your car by parking in an area that has fleas living in it. When you get into your car you can bring adult fleas or flea eggs in with you.
Flea infestations in your vehicle are easy to get rid of. If your pet has fleas make sure you get rid of the infestation in your car first before bringing your pet back into it.
Once you clear your car of the infestation you should be able to safely bring your pet back into your car. Don’t do this though unless your sure your pet no longer has fleas. I
Removing fleas from your vehicle
Steam cleaning or vacuuming your car regularly is important if you want to keep fleas out of your vehicle. When the infestation is too large steamers and vacuums wont always clear your car of fleas but if you have a small infestation I suggest using a steamer.
Fleas can’t survive in temperatures greater than 95 degrees Fahrenheit. A good steamer should produce steam at temperatures between 120 and 170 degrees. This will certainly kill any fleas caught in the steam.
As long as you make sure you’re steaming and vacuuming your car regularly fleas shouldn’t be a problem. Remember though if your infestation is really bad you need to use some of the more aggressive flea killing tactics listed below.
This is a cheap and easy method of killing fleas. All you need to do is buy flea spray I suggest using Adams Plus Flea and Tick Carpet Spray or Raid Flea Killer Plus Carpet & Room Spray. Both of these flea sprays will work equally for the carpeting in your car.
Once you’ve purchased the flea sprays all you need to do is spray down all of the carpet and flooring in your vehicle.
Make sure you spray underneath your seats, and take out any floor mats so you can get the carpeting underneath them.
Let the flea spray sit in your car for an hour. If you want to be absolutely sure that the fleas are gone you can leave the flea spray sitting in your car for two hours. If you’re allergic to the spray I don’t recommend using it.
There are various different flea powders that can be used to rid your car of fleas. When it comes to flea powders I prefer diatomaceous earth. Its an all natural flea powder created from the fossilized remains of aquatic creatures called diatoms. When fleas inhale or eat the diatomaceous earth it absorbs all of the oils in their bodies causing them to die.
Diatomaceous earth isn’t the only flea powder. It also isn’t the most potent flea powder out there. I use Diatomaceous earth because it’s natural and isn’t harmful to humans unless continuously swallowed.
You can also use Adams carpet powder. Adams carpet powder contains an insect growth regulator called Nylar. Because it contains and insect growth regulator it’s not only able to kill adult fleas, but it also kills larva and eggs.
To use flea powder you just need to spread it throughout the carpeting in your car, wait a few hours then vacuum it up. If the flea problem persist repeat the process until all of the fleas in your car are gone.