Keeping Pests Out of Your Garage

Going from the inside of your house to your garage or stepping out of your car, there are some things that you just can’t miss seeing, even if it is only a few seconds of an encounter. In most cases, you’re usually hoping that your own eyes are simply playing tricks on you.

However, this brief encounter becomes more and more apparent as you see undeniable evidence of little pests scurrying around. From looking at a trail of ants and specs of mouse droppings on the garage floor to accidentally stepping on a big fat cockroach with a crunch that makes your flesh crawl, you will know when it is time to take action.

If you do not want the signs and symptoms of a pests becoming a problem in your garage and ultimately spreading to the inside of your home, you will need to pay close attention to what is actually going on. Once you have identified what the problem is and where it’s coming from, you need to find a solid and credible solution that will help you with keeping them out.

Start Getting Organized

One of the first things homeowners should do in any of these situations is to devise a plan that starts with getting organized. When you have a critter problem inside of your garage, it may be due to a number of different issues including the lack of organization.

Therefore, if you want to make sure that you are properly getting rid of these critters, you need to get some stuff organized in your garage.

For instance, you may need to install some shelving inside of the garage to provide places that things can be stored off of the garage floor. This step usually entails getting rid of anything that will cause pests and insects to hang around in the crevices.

By organizing your garage, it will also make it much easier to keep things clean and maintained properly.

Use an Insect Prevention Solution

Once you have everything in the garage sectioned off in an orderly fashion that’s easy to keep clean and maintain, you need to focus on making sure that you have an insect prevention solution that you can use too.

For starters, you should make sure that you are sealing off the perimeter of the garage during the spring, fall and the summer months.

To make sure this seal is tight, you should concentrate on sealing up all cracks and gaps so that it will make it impossible for insects and other pests to get in from the outside. When these key places are closed off tightly, you should spray pesticide in these areas, particularly around the baseboards of your garage.

Exterminate the Pests

Putting an insect prevention plan in place is a big part of eliminating this problem. However, if you really want to make sure that you do not see any of these little critters again, you can take it a step further by implementing a pest extermination plan.

According to Rid My Critters, an extermination plan is needed before, during and after the insect prevention is being set up. For instance, you should always make sure that you are setting traps and putting repellents in the corners of the garage.

If you are having problems with getting rid of mice, rats, raccoons and other animals, this will help you to be proactive. These are some of the measures that will help you to keep pests out of your garage and assist you in ensuring it remains pests free.

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