This article is continued from part 1.
A pest invasion can turn your home into a nightmare, real quick. It’s for this reason that people are militant about preventing pests from getting into their home. However, while people take great care to be vigilant about looking for pests in their homes, garages can often be left unnoticed, which increases the likelihood of pests getting into the rest of your home. Protecting your garage from pests is one of the first steps to take to prevent them from taking over your life. Here are some tips to prevent pests in the garage…
Repair cracks in walls and foundation
Cracks are an insect’s best friend, when it comes to infiltrating your garage, and the rest of your home after that. However, cracks are something that naturally tend to happen on the walls and foundation of a garage. While you can expect cracks to show up, you don’t have to allow pests to use them. Be vigilant about repairing cracks after they start to appear, and before they get too big. This will take away one of the most likely ways that pests will work their way into your garage.
Keep garage neatly organized
A cluttered garage is a perfect place for pests to come and breed, since there are plenty of covered areas for them to take advantage of and remain out of sight. In these cases, it can sometimes be too late, once you’ve found the pests, to get rid of them in an easy and cost-effective manner. You can prevent this by doing what all good garage owners should be doing, anyways: keep your garage organized. Don’t allow unnecessary clutter to grow. Make sure everything is packed into useful storage compartments, and then make sure you know where everything is. When you know what your garage is supposed to look like, it makes it easier to spot the signs of pests right away.
Call the experts when needed
Despite your best efforts and intentions, there are still likely going to be times when pests still work their way into your garage, and threaten to infect the rest of your home. Rodents and insects can be resilient creatures. In these cases, if it doesn’t look like the problem will be solved by laying down a few traps and some pesticides, it is a good idea to call the experts and let them work their magic. After all, that is a much better option than letting pests destroy your belongings and property.