Having an ant problem in your car is not an uncommon issue. Depending on where you live and what your daily routine is, it can be easy for these pests to make their way into your vehicle. Here are a few ways that your car can get ants.

Leaving Trash in Your Car

Just like in your home, leaving trash out will attract all kinds of pests. Ants can smell food from miles away and if you leave food debris in your car during the day or overnight, they will find a way into your car to get to it. Ants can get through very small crevices, so it is not difficult for them to get into a vehicle.

To avoid this issue, be sure to clean out your car daily. If you eat in your car, throw the trash away as soon as possible, and do not leave it in your car and forget about it.

Parking Near Foliage

If you live in a heavily wooded area and park your car near trees or bushes, this could be the source of your ant problem. Ants love almost all plants and are often found living in wooded areas. They can easily climb from these plants onto your car and find their way inside. If they smell food or anything sweet coming from your car, they will be even more likely to venture inside.

To avoid this problem, stop parking near the woods. Simply parking further away from the trees and bushes will discourage ants from getting into your car.

Parking Near an Ant Hill

You may be parking your car right near an active anthill without realizing it. Anthills are homes to thousands of ants, and if you do park close to one, there is no doubt that the ants will crawl into your car.

Check around your parking spot to see if there is an active anthill. If there is, switch your parking spot, or park far away from it if you can.

Do You Have an Ant Problem? Contact Eden Advanced Pest Technologies Today!

At Eden Advanced Pest Technologies, our experienced staff is ready to combat your pest problems. We have been serving Washington, Oregon, and Idaho since 1986 and we are committed to providing our customers with the best service. Click here to contact us to give us a call at 800-343-7904. We look forward to working with you!

How Does Your Car Get Ants in Spokane WA and Coeur d'Alene ID

Serving the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene Metro and surrounding areas since 1986

Eastern Washington | Spokane County | Stevens County | Spokane | Spokane Valley | Airway Heights | Cheney | Deer Park | Liberty Lake | Medical Lake | Millwood | Suncrest | Nine Mile Falls | Sandpoint | Kellogg

Northern Idaho | Kootenai County | Coeur d'Alene | Post Falls | Hayden | Rathdrum | Spirit Lake

by Eden Advanced Pest Technologies June 1, 2020

Author: Eden Advanced Pest Technologies

View All Posts by Author