Ever Wonder Why Cockroaches Live in Your Car?

Felix Lin

Most of us eat in our cars from time to time. This means, if you eat food in your car there is going to be some scraps falling on the seats, in between the seats and on the floor. No matter how careful you are, and if you clean up after, cockroaches can find tiny scraps of food and find a place to live in your car.

This is the main reason for roaches being in a car. They need a source of food to inhabit an area, and if they have food they will grow in numbers and become stubborn to remove. Remember, roaches always need three things to survive, food, water, and shelter. All of which they can find in and around some cars.

This is especially true in Singapore. The species of roach you find in residence of your vehicle are generally brown banded cockroach. They are small roaches; adults are approximately 1/2 inch long. Their coloring ranges from yellowish-brown to brown, and they have two longitudinal black stripes on the thoracic shield covering their heads. If you see one roach, you most likely have at least 200 more in your car.

They are persistent pests and multiply quickly. Once introduced, if no control measures are taken, they can quickly infest an entire vehicle. They nest in moist, dark areas including: Cracks and crevices in between the air-con vents, under the seats, in between the crevices which an automobile has no lack of. A combination of Singapore climate and inherent vehicle design make it the perfect place for their inhabitation.

Some facts about German Roaches

  • One female can produce up to 100,000 cockroaches in one year, the fastest of any common pest cockroach species
  • Newborn German cockroaches become adults in as little as 36 days
  • They can fit into a crack as thin as a dime
  • They eat sweets, grease, meat and garbage
  • Their lifespan is about 200 days

EA Detailer is well-known for Car Fumigation Treatment against Cockroach Infestation in Cars. We use an extract from a plant enzyme to flush out the cockroach population; the solution we are using comes with a safety data sheet which certified its safety and does not present any hazard to young kids.

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