Keeping Bugs Out of Your Garage
Summer is here and the annual bug invasion is in full swing. If you’re someone who likes to work in the garage, hang out, or even occasionally use it, you may be annoyed by the presence of bugs. So, read on to learn how you can get rid of those pesky bugs once and for all.
Identify the bugs
The first will be to identify which kind of bugs are present in your garage. You’ll need to do this first in order to know how to get rid of them. So, you might want to jump online and do some research into what common bugs in your area look like. For instance, silverfish, cockroaches, crickets, spiders, flies, and ants are all commonly found in garages. But, do you know what they look like and how to keep them out?
Remove food and clean out the garage
Your garage will require better home care if there are bugs in your garage. Go through and do your absolute best to remove any food temptations. This includes any leftover wrappers, food left out by kids, and so on. Also, you should consider cleaning up your garage. By minimizing the places for bugs to hide, you’re destroying their opportunity to nest and hide from you. So, keep practicing home care throughout the year (even in the winter) to ensure there are no goodies that could attract bugs in the first place.
Seal cracks and holes
One of the most common issues is racked garage doors. Replacing a cracked garage door can oftentimes fix the problem of bugs who keep sneaking in. You should consider either completely replacing an old door, or at least filling the cracks. You should also inspect other areas of the garage such as windows, side doors, and the floor for any cracks, splits, gaps, or holes.
By following these instructions, you can prevent bugs from entering your garage year-round. Aside from bug traps and pesticide use, these tips are great for keeping bugs out! Remember to first find out which bugs are there, then clean out your garage. Finally, consider checking for cracks and replacing a cracked garage door if there is one.
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