Keep Bugs and Pests Out of Your Garage

Posted   |   by O'Brien Garage Doors   |   Blog

If you own a garage, then you have probably experienced pest and bug problems in your garage at some point. The bugs and pests don’t just bring viruses and diseases, but they can also cause damage to your property. In fact, most of the pests that have penetrated the garage can also gain easy access to the rest of the house. 

A garage doesn’t just keep your vehicles safe while at home, but it also improves your home’s curb appeal. According to the Impulse Research Survey, 80% of homebuyers would consider the condition of the garage when looking for a home to purchase. Whether you are planning to sell your home in the future or just want to improve the functionality of your garage, one thing is certain: you need to keep the bugs and pests out of it. if you are looking for ways to eliminate them, then check this out.

  • Identify bugs and pests

Identify the pests that have entered your garage. The most common types of pests you may find in your garage are flies, crickets, silverfish, spiders, cockroaches, ants, moths, rodents, and birds. Then determine what could drive them towards your garage. It could be for shelter or for food.

 

  • Eliminate them

There are several ways to get rid of pests and bugs in your garage. If there are only a few pests that have accessed your garage, you might be able to eliminate them on your own by using pesticides or traps. However, for severe cases or if they have already built a colony, then the best thing to do is to ask for help from a pest control company.

 

  • Declutter

Once the pests and bugs are totally removed, start cleaning and organizing your garage. Make sure that all the elements that encourage pest infiltration are removed too. Ants and other pests like a moist environment. Look for wet areas in your garage, find the cause of the moisture and fix it. Take out items in your garage that can no longer be put to use and seal your trash bins.

 

  • Seal their point of entry

Bugs and pests have penetrated your home because they have found a point of entry. Look for this point of entry and seal it. Check for any cracks or holes in the floor, walls, ceiling, and even windows which pests can take advantage of, then seal them with silicone caulk. You can even lay traps to make sure that any pests and bugs that would try to break in will be caught.

 

  • Update your garage door

Your garage door plays an important role in keeping bugs and pests at bay. Make sure that your garage door is properly maintained. Examine the door and see if it closes well or if there is any slight opening. Check if the weather stripping is intact and make sure it is properly insulated. If you notice any slight issues with your garage door, contact a professional garage door repair company right away.