As summer starts to wind down and the fall comes creeping in, so will pests and rodents from outdoors who are looking for shelter and food inside your garage. Your garage makes for a particularly easy place for pests to enter because your garage door allows for easy access. At Pacific Experts Garage Doors, we can help you prevent pests from entering your garage by ensuring that your garage door is perfectly sealed and functioning properly. Here are things that you can do to help keep pests out of your garage too!
Why Pests Love Garage Doors
Pests love your garage for a few reasons:
1. Your garage provides shelter from the elements. That will increasingly become more of an issue as we move into the fall and winter.
2. Your garage houses food. Whether you have a drink-fridge, dog food, or even just a bunch of cardboard boxes— that means free food for pests.
If your garage door is broken, either the panels are broken or the weather seal has worn down and needs to be replaced, pests will find a way in so it’s important to stay on top of garage door maintenance. Here’s what you can do to prevent pests from entering your garage.
Clean the Garage
First things first, kick existing pests out of the garage! Either spray your garage yourself or call a pest control company to do it. Make sure that you have removed all of the webs and nests that you can find. Remove all of the potential items that may attract pests like food and old cardboard.
Check for Possible Entry Points
One of the most common ways that pests get into the garage is through cracks and openings around the garage door. Normally, a garage door will have weatherstripping (a rubber lining) that seals the garage door to keep the elements out. This rubber piece can wear down over time, especially in hot, dry climates. When this happens, it can leave a gap between the garage door and the ground where pests can crawl in through.
Make sure that you seal off any cracks that you find, contact your garage door company to replace the weather seals, and make sure that your garage is perfectly sealed off from unwelcome guests.
Prevent Future Pests From Entering with Pacific Experts Garage Doors
Maintaining your garage door is an important part of keeping pests out of your garage. At Pacific Experts Garage Doors, we can help you keep pests out with garage door repairs, weatherstripping seal replacements, and more. Contact us today to schedule your garage door repair and replacement.