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Feb 15, 2016 4:27:35 PM

cockroach.jpgTips on How to Deter Pests in the Garage

Insects and animal pests usually enter homes and garages where favorable environmental conditions, food and shelter exist. Complete elimination of such attractions and the blocking of any entrances that such pests can use to infiltrate your garage ought to be carried out. This can be done through a number of ways and methods that depend on the particular situation of pest infestation in your garage. Below are some of the popular ways of eliminating pests in the garage that you can apply.

Practicing Good Storage Practices

Ensure that you eliminate cardboard from your garage as well as inside your car as it will eventually bring pests in the garage. Cardboard boxes that are mostly popular in grocery stores are very attractive to cockroaches, termites and rodents and therefore should not be used for permanent storage. Ensure that you always put them in the recycling bins whenever you transport anything contained in them home. Using storage containers that are sealable and made from plastic and metal materials would be a sure way of keeping rodents and other pests away from your garage. Another good storage practice is ensuring that most of the stored items are stored off the floor to help reduce moisture and the various problems it presents to your garage. Storing things off the floor helps in the detection of pest activity which will help in timely prevention of any further damage to your garage doors, roofing and vehicle. This will reduce the costs involved in the repair or replacement of the affected parts.

Use of Pesticides and Weather-stripping

The edges of your garage should be weather-stripped which will help reduce the costs associated with heating and cooling them as well as keep pests and small animals out of your garage. Ensure that every surface, doorway and windows in your garage are protected in order to thwart any unwanted pest invasion. Pesticides and traps should then be applied and the re-applied periodically to ensure that pests are completely kept out of your garage. The pesticides ought to be applied in all the crevices and cracks in the garage so as to be effective. However, care ought to be taken especially in homes that have pets and small children to eliminate chances of accidental poisoning. The best way to avoid this would be to consult a professional pest controller who will be able to apply the pesticides and set the traps in a safe manner.

Cleaning Your Garage Regularly

Ensuring that you clean your garage regularly goes a long way in preventing pests from invading it. During the spring cleaning exercise, ensure that you remove everything from the garage and then clean every nook and cranny of your garage. This helps get rid of any pest population in the garage as well as help you detect any presence of pests inside in order to apply more effective pest removal methods. After the garage is thoroughly cleaned, the items to be taken back inside ought to be thoroughly checked to ensure that only the deserving and necessary things are stored in the garage.

February promotion All the above tips on how to deter pests in the garage are very important as they largely reduce the presence of pests in the garage and the costs of repairing the damage such pests cause. Pests can cause extensive damage to various garage door accessories like openers, remote controls, connectivity hubs etc. This is usually due to the termites or rodents gnawing at the cables or wiring which causes the garage doors to malfunction. Repairing or replacing these garage door accessories costs a fortune and it is therefore important to ensure you keep the garage clean and pest-free.

A great garage door keeps out a lot of unwanted things from your garage. Talk to All Four Seasons Garage Door Service Cumming, GA for an estimate on a new garate door, or what it wuld take to fix your old one. Call us at (770) 517-7078 or click on us: All Four Seasons Garage Door Service Cumming, GA

 

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