Car Fumigation vs Pest Control: Which is Best for Your Car?

Car Fumigation vs Pest Control: Which is Best for Your Car?

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Anyone would spiral into panic if they spotted a cockroach or two scuttle across their car’s dashboard. It is even worse when you see a glimpse of it before it disappears into the nooks of your car, leaving you in constant fear. 

The bad news is that cockroaches are found in groups, so even if you only saw one or two, more are hidden inside your car. The good news is that pests like cockroaches can easily be eliminated with the right tools and resources.

There are two ways to approach getting rid of pests and creeps in your car: car fumigation or pest control. Learn more about car fumigation, pest control, and its differences to discover which way is best for you.

Importance of Keeping Your Car Pest-free

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No matter how much effort you put into cleaning and maintaining your car, there will always be a pest or two that manages to worm their way in. If not taken care of in the early stages, it runs the risk of pest infestation. 

Pests find dark and enclosed spaces like a car to breed and multiply. They also live off any leftover food or crumbs in the car, which is why keeping your car clean is important.

Keeping your car pest-free isn’t just a necessity to avoid the risk of an infestation, it also prevents pests from ruining your property. Before it’s too late, learn how to keep your car pest-free and eliminate pests.

What is Car Fumigation?

One of the methods to exterminate pests is by fumigation. Fumigation is an effective way to eliminate pests as it releases chemicals in an enclosed space. This is done by sealing or tenting a car before fumigation. Fumigation techniques include releasing gaseous chemicals like methyl bromide and aluminium phosphate to kill the pests, creeps, and crawlers inside your car.

Car fumigation doesn’t only work on cockroaches or spiders. Rodents, fleas, and bed bugs are just some pests that can be found dead with fumigation. It also does not stop at just the adult pests, as it kills all stages of pests. With car fumigation, no eggs, larvae, or large pests will be left untouched. 

What is Pest Control for Cars?

As its name suggests, pest control involves controlling or managing pests in a particular area or space. It does not entirely eliminate pests, but it is safer for the surrounding environment. For example, if your car is parked near a recreational area, pest control will use cryonite treatments to freeze the pests with CO2 instead of gaseous chemicals.

Pest control will instead offer ways to control or manage pests, like vacuuming carpets and screening or sealing openings to prevent pests from entering. They do kill pests, but unlike car fumigation, the gaseous chemicals used for pest control do not kill all stages of pests.

Car Fumigation vs Pest Control: Which is Best?

Both are excellent methods to exterminate or manage pests in your vehicle. To learn more about which is the best for you and your car, below is a list of things to consider when deciding between the two:


Calling for pest control is the best if your car is relatively clean and well-maintained but still has pests within. Pest control will lay traps, seal or screen any openings, and vacuum the seats and carpets to ensure it is thoroughly cleaned and prevent pests from entering.

However, if you have an invasive pest and other methods have failed you, you are likely facing an infestation in your car. When this happens, it’s time to have your car fumigated.


Having your car fumigated is much cheaper than hiring professional pest control services. While fumigating your car yourself is possible, hiring a professional is better and safer.

Pest control can be done by yourself at a low cost if you are dealing with a small pest problem.


Time is money, so ensure that you have taken time before, during, and after the task into consideration. For car fumigation, you spend less time before and during the service as you can leave your belongings in the car to be fumigated, too. 

On the other hand, pest control would take more time as professionals would thoroughly inspect the car with various tools. They would use multiple methods, which include vacuuming and freezing using CO2 treatments.

The time needed to clean your car afterwards should also be considered. It can be done as a preventive measure to minimise the risks of pests coming back.

Get Rid of Car Pests with Car Fumigation at Lambency Detailing

Are you looking for a professional that deep cleans and removes pests in your car? At Lambency Detailing, we provide a comprehensive exterior and interior car detailing service, which includes car fumigating. 

Find out more about Lambency Detailing’s different products and services here. Book an appointment with us to get your car exterior and interior detailing now! WhatsApp: (65) 9658 5808 Email: lambency@quantum-globe.com.

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