How to Make Sure Your Garage is Pest-Free
October 21, 2021
When was the last time you cleaned your garage? With plenty of household chores and duties to do inside of the house, the garage is often neglected and left untouched. It comes as no surprise that the garage sometimes, or most of the time, becomes home to pests. It’s dark and damp and easy to enter, what else wouldn’t be alluring to critters, bugs, rats, and other pests? There are many reasons why pests are attracted to make a home out of your garage. It’s imperative that you understand these in order to get rid of them. First, a garage gives a pest a sense of protection and safety. It becomes their refuge because no human walks in to drive them away anyway. Second, the smell of the garage attracts them. You probably left or stored food in your garage that’s not inside an airtight container. Third, the garage is a sustainable place for pests to live compared to when they are out in the open and struggle to look for food and shelter. Here is a home that they don’t have to fight for their lives for survival and that also provides them with food and little treats. The darkness and dampness of the garage make it also very similar to where pests naturally thrive. This is why these pests can stay in your garage for a long, long time without being bothered or their lives put at risk. The first step in tackling this pest problem is to get rid of the existing pests first. You’ve probably lived in your house for a year or so. Most likely, there are pests already living comfortably in your garage. Get rid of them first before devising a plan on how to prevent pests from entering in the future. You may knock on the doors of experts to get rid of pests. To help them locate the pests, investigate yourself what are the signs of infestation you can spot and what species are you on the hunt for. You may look at scratches, chew marks, fur, insect shells, and droppings. Once you’re armed with information, it’s time to call a professional to do their work. Now that you’ve gotten rid of existing pests, we wouldn’t want it to happen again right? Here are tips to ensure that your garage would be pest-free for hopefully the rest of your home life.