We get it all on Car Talk: Cars aflame. Marital disputes. Even stalling space shuttles. But… Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches? Apparently so.
By itself and outside of your car, a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach isn't much of a problem. But toss one pregnant female that's capable of laying up to several hundred eggs into your vehicle, and you've got yourself one serious automotive insect issue. And that's exactly where Beatrice from Cookstown, Pennsylvania found herself, this week, with her parents' BMW. (You can listen to her call right here.)
Our suggestion? Leave a block of dry ice inside the car and hope that the roaches freeze, or head off to Florida.
But, admittedly, it was a long shot. What do we know about insect control? Not much -- as witnessed by our garage waiting room.
What suggestions do you have? Have you ever faced a vehicular insect infestation? Let us know what you think will work. We'll ask Beatrice to drop by right here to check out your advice, too.
Yours in cockroach-free cars,
Tom and Ray Magliozzi
Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers