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Tips For Dealing With Pests In Your Garage

Ashley Hart

Do you have a problem where pests are getting into your garage, and you don't know what to do about it? This is more common in the winter months when pests seek out shelter, and your garage is the perfect place to go. It's dark, warm, and tends to have garbage that they feed off of. Here are some tips for dealing with those pests that are causing you trouble. 

Place Insecticides Around Gaps

Insects are going to get in through the smallest cracks, which could be under entry doors, garage doors, windows, and cracks in the brick. That's why you'll want to spray these gaps with an insecticide that will kill the pets as they try to enter. If you have an attached garage, this is a key step to stopping those insects from eventually getting into your home. 

Use Glue Traps To Monitor For Mice

Glue traps are not the best way to catch mice when you have an infestation. They don't kill the mice, and dealing with a mouse stuck in a glue trap can be quite troublesome. However, glue traps work great for monitoring pest activity. They can't be accidentally set off, you don't have to worry about bait going bad, and they can live in your garage all year round. If a mouse does get caught in one of your glue traps, it will let you know that you need to start taking more action because mice are getting into the space.

Install A Reinforced Garage Door Sweep

Most garage door sweeps are made out of a thin rubber material that is easy for mice and rats to chew through. If you notice damage along the sweep, then you may want to upgrade it with a stronger material. It's possible to purchase a reinforced garage door sweep that has a wire mesh on the inside. This prevents mice from chewing through the sweep and prevents pests from getting in from a very large area.

Fill Large Gaps With Wire Mesh

You can also prevent mice from getting in by filling in large gaps with a wire mesh material. Much like with the door sweep, the goal is to make it so that mice cannot chew through the material and get inside your garage. A little wire mesh is all it takes when you notice a suspicious hole where those mice could be entering your garage. 

Reach out to a pest control company for more information.


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