I purchased mulch from Lowe’s that had spider mites in it. I spread the mulch, which of course created a problem. I have them taken care of outside, but I transported the mulch inside my vehicle. This means I now have mites in my new car. How do I treat? Is there a product I can use that will not harm my vehicle (fabric, leather, plastic, etc). As I am driving, I will see 5-10 mites every few minutes, and I am assuming will only get worse with reproduction. Please help!
There are many pests which can take up residence in a car. Unfortunately, there aren’t many products that are labeled for use in cars. More importantly, you must be sure to use something which will be safe for such a small area where people will be occupying.
The good news is that there is a product which should do the job. It doesn’t have spider mites on the label for use in a car but it does come close. Clover Mites are listed and they are related to spider mites. We also know products which work well on clover mites work well on spider mites. Additionally, this product is labeled for use in automobiles. Lastly, it’s a very safe product to use and is ideal for this problem. ECO KO Aerosol is an exempt product because of it’s active ingredients which are mostly food grade essential oils. These alternative products do actually work and since they have minimal if any impact on people and the environment, they’re ideally suited for sensitive areas like a car. I would consider this to be a good product to try for your problem and it can be found at www.non-toxic-pest-control.com