Common Garage Bugs And Rodents
Pests are generally thought of as something which afflicts the home. When you have pests they usually live in your kitchen, bathroom, lounge, or another part of the home. But what most people don’t realise is that pests can also infest your garage.
It’s easy to see why. Most people do not spend much time in their garage. This is great for pests because they prefer to avoid humans. Many garages are also stuffed with clutter, and this provides the perfect hiding place for them.
In the case of rodents, this clutter also supplies with them with nest building materials. But what are the most common garage bugs and other pests and what can you do about them? It’s especially important in the warmer weather of spring to be aware of garage bugs and rodents.
Who’s in your garage?
Common garage bugs can basically include any type of insect which you find in the home. Things like cockroaches, moths and flies can all live in garages. That being said, these insects need warmth and food to breed. This means they do not often live in garages. The bugs you’ll find in garages and usually things like wasps, silverfish, beetles, spiders, and ants. Rodents can also be considered a problem that occurs in garages.
The main reason why these pests gravitate towards your garage is because of clutter, mess, and human absence. This clutter often lies undisturbed for days, weeks, months, and even years and is a huge attractor for pests.
Pests can hide and breed in this garbage and may eventually be very difficult to get rid of. This is especially true if all you do is go from your car to your home, or don’t store your car in the garage at all. So many garages – built originally for cars – are no longer used for them, but instead a storage.
What should you do?
To prevent this from happening, you basically need to clean up the clutter. Pests can cause a lot of damage so they need to be prevented. Go through everything in your garage and get rid of anything which isn’t needed. You’ll probably find that most of what you have in your garage is actually rubbish. This is the case for most people. Next, anything that you decide to keep, should be stored in containers, trunks, or cupboards. One of the best things that you can do is to build shelves in your garage. Do this, and then place as much as you can on these shelves, in sealed boxes.
Doing this will go a long way to preventing common garage bugs. Remember, most of these bugs crawl along the floor. By removing as much as you can from the floor, there will no longer be places for these bugs to hide. Something else you should definitely do is sweep you garage floor from time to time. Common garage bugs are attracted to filth, dust, and debris. When your floor is dirty these bugs thrive. You may also want to install strong lights in the garage and leave them on. Bugs hate light and this will help to chase them away.