Ants are unwanted pests that nobody wants in their house, much less their car.
Now, if you’ve been noticing ants crawling out of crevices, or if you’ve been bitten while driving, you need to get rid of them fast.
How to get rid of ants tip #1: Stop eating and drinking in your car!
We all know that ants are attracted to food, especially sugary foods.
If you’ve been snacking on the go, those little crumbs that you can’t even see are starting to add up.
This might be difficult especially if you have kids. But remember, these crumbs could end up being a buffet or feast for ants.
Deny them their free eat-all-you-can meal and they’ll find somewhere else to go.
How to get rid of ants tip#2: Don’t park near the grass or rubbish centre!
Ants build colonies underground.
If you see ant hills near a grassy patch, don’t park there.
Avoid being in proximity of the rubbish centre as well.
Ants are always searching for food. Once one of the colony scouts discovers sugary leftovers in your car, they will tell the rest of the colony to check it out!
How to get rid of ants tip#3: Use slow-killing ant baits!
If ants have indeed made their home in your car, you may be tempted to bust out the Baygon and destroy them all.
However, using harsh chemicals is harmful to your health.
Instead, opt for a slow-acting liquid ant killer.
If your ant bait kills instantly, other ants will avoid taking the bait! (No pun intended)
Terro makes very effective ant baits. Give them a try.
You can order some Terro ant baits from Lazada here or from Shopee here.
Do not get solid baits as ants have evolved to digest liquids, not solids.
A slow-killing bait can help ensure that almost the entire colony consumes it – including the queen.
How to get rid of ants tip#4: What if #1, #2 and #3 all don’t work?
It is time to call in the heavy artillery.
If you’ve stopped eating in your car, gotten it cleaned out and placed slow-killing ant baits to no avail, then call the exterminators.
Pest-control companies will have to fumigate your car (we hope it doesn’t reach this stage) in order to destroy the crawlies in it.