September 8, 2022

How to Get Rid of Spiders in a Car: 7 Tips to Remove Spiders

If you're like most people, you probably hate spiders. And if you've ever had one enter your car, you know how horrifying the experience can be. In this blog post, we will discuss seven tips on how to remove and prevent spiders from entering your car. Stay safe out there!

Tip 1:  Inspect your car regularly

The first step to preventing spiders from entering your car is to inspect it regularly. Take a look at the seals around the doors and windows, and make sure there are no cracks or gaps. Also, check the weather stripping around the doors and trunk to ensure that it's in good condition. If you notice any damage, repair it immediately. If you notice holes in your car that can get into the cabin, bring this up to a mechanic. They will be able to give you a good idea of what needs to be done to fix the problem.

Tip 2: Regularly Inspect the Outside of Your Car

In addition to inspecting the inside of your car, you should also take a look at the outside once in a while. Spiders can often be found in gardens or by shrubbery, so if you park your car near foliage, it's important to check for spiders before getting in. Take a look at the tires and under the car, and be sure to shake out any blankets or towels that you might use to cover your seats.

If you park your car in a garage, check the garage for spiders. If you're finding many cobwebs where you keep your car, clean them up or find a new parking spot! For a detailed guide on how to identify spiders and how dangerous the local species are, check out our blog post Spiders in Washington State.

Tip 3: Keep your car clean

Another way to prevent spiders from entering your car is to keep it clean. Vacuum the floors and seats regularly, and don't forget to clean under the seats as well. If you have any food or drinks in your car, be sure to keep them sealed and away from where spiders can reach them.

Loose vegetation like leaves and grass can attract bugs such as ants, which can then attract spiders or even wasps. Be sure that the kids clean off their shoes before going home after soccer practice!

Use a handheld vacuum cleaner to remove any webs you find in your car, and be sure to use gloves when handling spiders directly. If you don't know what kind of spider you're dealing with, it's always safest to air on the side of caution and consider it to be at least somewhat dangerous. Pick up the spider with a cup or paper, or suck it up with a hand vacuum if it's small enough.

Tip 4: How to Get Rid of Spiders in a Car with Spider Repellant

There are many different types of spider repellents available on the market, and finding the right one for your car can be a challenge. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a repellent. First, make sure that the repellent is safe to use in enclosed spaces. Second, choose a repellent that is designed for use on cars. And finally, be sure to follow the instructions carefully to avoid damaging your car or harming yourself.

Some more effective types of repellant include:

  • Peppermint oil
  • Citronella oil
  • Lavender oil

Add a few drops of your chosen oil to a cotton ball, and place it in strategic areas around your car. Repellents will need to be reapplied regularly, so be sure to check the instructions before using. These oils also have the added bonus of making your car smell delightful.

Tip 5: Get rid of anything that attracts spiders

Spiders are attracted to dark, quiet places where they can construct their webs. So, if you have any objects in your car that meet this description, it's time to get rid of them. This covers anything that is dark and usually quiet, such as a box of old clothes or a stack of newspapers.

If you have any food in your vehicle, be absolutely sure to remove it and any scraps after you're done with it. Food in the car can attract other pests, such as ants, which are easy prey for spiders.  With a clean car, you can keep the whole food chain out!

Tip 6: Use spider traps

If you're still having problems with spiders in your car, you may want to try using spider traps. These are devices that lure spiders into a small space where they can't escape. There are many different types of spider traps available, so be sure to choose one that is safe to use in your car.

One of the most effective types of spider trap is the glue trap. These traps use a sticky substance to catch spiders, and they can be placed in any area of your car where spiders are likely to enter. Another type of trap is the electrocution trap, which uses electricity to kill spiders. However, these traps can be dangerous to use, so be sure to read the instructions carefully before using one, especially in a vehicle.

For a detailed guide to spider traps, check out this post from Pest Control Hacks.

Tip 7: Take your car to a professional

If you've tried all of the above tips and you're still having problems with spiders in your car, it's time to take it to a professional. A qualified mechanic can inspect your car and identify any potential entry points for spiders. They can also seal any cracks or gaps that they find, and they may even recommend using a spider repellent.

Taking these steps will help keep your car pest free, but it may not be the end of the problem. If you park your car in your garage regularly, or if you have spider problems in your home, Zunex Pest Control is here to help. Servicing the greater Puget Sound area, we have the tools and knowledge to treat any common pest. Contact us today for a free quote!

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