Is your garage a cockroach AirBNB? Maybe — and those disgusting little pests don’t even need to sign a contract.
Your garage is a warm and inviting place. That makes it susceptible to an infestation by all sorts of creatures — snakes, mice or rats, cockroaches, and other bugs. And it doesn’t matter what time of year it is. And once they’re in, they tend to get cozy — infestations can be very difficult to get rid of and often require the expertise of a professional exterminator.
Being proactive is the best approach. Here’s how to seal up your garage and prevent pests from getting into your garage in the first place.
Seal All Food
Many of us use our garage for extra storage space. But rodents have an extremely powerful sense of smell. They can smell that yummy goodness sometimes from miles away. And they will come calling.
Be sure to store all food in sealed up containers. This helps control the smell — which prevents bugs from getting inside in the first place.
Keep a Dry Garage
Rain water can find its way into a garage — especially during the intense rains we get in Sacramento California. Be sure to sop up any standing water. Pay attention to garbage can lids laying on their side and make sure they are free of water.
Replace Your Garage Door Bottom Seal
Your garage door bottom seal is the weatherstripping on the bottom of your garage door. Overtime, it can crack and break apart. This can let water into your garage during a storm. It can also provide an entryway for rodents and pests. Be sure to periodically replace your garage door bottom seal. This garage door repair will keep your garage dryer, and it prevents critters from getting inside your garage.