How to Rid Your Car of Fleas

Do you have a dog or cat that likes to go for a ride in your car? If so, there’s a good chance that your beloved pet can track fleas into your car. The worst part about the situation is that those fleas like to feed on humans, which can make driving your car a nightmare. Here is how to get rid of them.

Here are a few ways to rid your car of fleas

Morphological characteristic of a flea.
Morphological characteristic of a flea. | Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

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If you find that your car is infested by fleas, don’t panic, there are a few ways to get rid of them. The easiest and cheapest way to go about it would be to sprinkle salt all around your car. No, you don’t have to create some type of special formation to exorcise the little critters from your car, but you do need to sprinkle the salt all over and leave it for a few days. The salt acts as a dehydration agent that will kill adult fleas. After a couple of days, you will then need to vacuum the salt and dead fleas up.

Another method would be to use a flea spray or bomb. If you use a spray, make sure to spray all of the carpeting and floor mats and then leave it for a few hours. If you choose to flea bomb the car, then you’ll want to wait 12 to 48 hours to ensure your safety. Afterward, thoroughly vacuum the car, paying attention to all of its nooks and crannies.

 No matter which method you choose, getting rid of fleas in your car is pretty easy with all of the different products currently on the market. It may just take a little waiting time for the job to be done.

Fleas can die on their own when left in your car

While flea bombing, spraying, and sprinkling salt all over your car is a great way to rid it of fleas, you can also leave the car outside in the sun to kill them. According to Auto Influence, if you simply leave your car outside for a month or longer, the flea problem will go away on its own. Fleas need a host full of blood – like a pet or a human – to feed on. But without it, they’ll end up dying eventually.

How do I keep fleas out of my car?

A man cleaning the dashboard of a car.
A man cleaning the dashboard of a car. | Getty Images

The easiest way to keep fleas out of your car is to keep your pet from entering it, to begin with. Your furry best friend can easily pick up fleas after a visit to the park, the beach, or other public places, so you never know when a flea infestation may strike. However, if you don’t want to keep your pet from riding in your car, then you can first check it for any fleas before it gets in.

Proper flea treatment on your dog or cat is paramount for keeping those pesky little bugs at bay. So be sure to treat your pet when needed. After all, you wouldn’t want fleas feeding on you or your pet.

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