4 Natural Remedies to Get Rid of German Roaches in Your Car

Getting Rid of Roaches

Your car is probably the last place where you would want a German cockroach infestation. Try out these four natural remedies to get rid of the roaches quickly.

How to Get Rid of German Roaches

1. Sprinkle Diatomaceous Earth
Grab some food-grade diatomaceous earth and sprinkle it where you think the German roaches would be hiding. This may include the space under the car seat and the glove compartment.

Along with many other household pests, diatomaceous earth can kill German roaches by cutting through their exoskeleton and absorbing all the moisture from the roach’s body.

2. Vacuum Your Car
The German roaches most likely made your car their home after they were attracted to a food source. If you are guilty of dropping a lot of food crumbs while eating in the car then now is the time to do a thorough car cleaning.

Get rid of all the trash you can find then vacuum all reachable spots in your car. Remove the car mats and clean them separately.

Diatomaceous Earth Roaches

3. Set up a Duct Tape Trap
Grab about five inches of duct tape then fold over half an inch on both ends of the duct tape so you can easily pick it up. Next, place a tiny dab of peanut butter in the middle of the tape and place the tape on the car floor. Give it a day before you check the duct tape for trapped roaches.

4. Trap the Roaches in a Jar
Get an old jar and dab some peanut butter to the bottom to lure the roaches in. Smear Vaseline along the inside of the jar to prevent the roaches from escaping. Place the jar in a secure spot, such as the car floor or the car trunk.

If everything goes to plan then the jar should be filled with roaches after a day or two. Kill the German roaches then empty the jar to repeat the process.

Sam at Organic Lesson

is the Founder of Organic Lesson. He started this site to share tips on using natural remedies at home when such options are available.