How to Kill Fleas in a Car

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Being able to kill fleas in your car is important because if you start getting bitten while driving, it can become a dangerous situation. Get rid of any fleas in your car with guidance from a professional pest control technician in this free video on car pest control.

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Hello, I'm Michael Piacenza with Advantage Pest Control in St. Petersburg, Florida, and I'm oftentimes asked how to kill fleas in a car. You know, this is a common problem. People have fleas in their house. I come in. I do the extermination, take care of the problem. They take Little Spot or Fluffy to the vet in the car and guess what, the car gets infested. So, it's a big problem because you drive the car a few days later and there's no pet for the fleas to feed on, and guess what? They're going to feed on you. You're not their preferred host, but you're the only thing to eat on and when you are driving your car, this is a dangerous situation. The next thing you know you are getting your legs bit up. So, how do you do it? Well, you do it pretty much like you do in the house. Alright, now you can go in there with some heavy duty pesticides but this is a confined space and here in Florida we have our air conditioning going about eleven months out of the year. So, you want to try to do this as safe as possible. What I like to do is to mix Boric Acid with a product from EcoSMART. It's EcoSMART Exempt Dust. It's so safe it's exempt from EPA regulation. You want to go in, dust the car, get the dust in there. It's going to take care of the eggs and the larva and you're going after the adults with the Precor adulticide spray and that also has a growth regulator so it stops them from molting. So, it's the best way to attack fleas is to get them at all the different life cycles, alright. Now you may get a hatch out in another seven to ten days because they go from egg, to larva to pupa. It's like a little cocoon that they spin and they're impervious to almost everything in that stage. So, when you use the aerosol, keep it handy and in about seven to ten days you're probably going to have to hit it with the aerosol again. So, what you want to do is you hit it with the aerosol after you dust it, close the car up, let it sit, you know and give it a half an hour or so because it's an irritant to the fleas and they're going to get moving around and it's going to get them in all the different product, alright? Then open the car and let it air out very very well. After that you should be fine. So, that's the way you take care of fleas in your car. I'm Michael Piacenza with Advantage Pest Control here in St. Petersburg, Florida. Thank you.

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