Keeping pests out of your concrete garage

winter garage

Now autumn has officially arrived here in the UK, it is important that homeowners up and down the country take the right steps to ensure that their concrete garage isn’t the breeding ground of a pest invasion.

Believe it or not, we aren’t the only species on the planet that like to stay warm, with pests despising the cold and wet weather just as much as us. It is for that reason that health organisations are now calling for homeowners to protect their property from pest invasions, as it can actually lead to health issues.

At this time of year people should be looking out for a variety of pests in their garages, including:

  • Rats and mice
  • Cockroaches
  • Bats
  • Birds
  • Squirrels

So how do you keep pests out of your concrete garage? Well we are here to offer you some handy tips to stay one step ahead of them:

Seal cracks in your concrete garage

Cracks in any part of your home can be a nightmare when it comes to preventing pests, even more so in concrete garage floors. Regardless of the size of the crack it can invite unwanted guest into your home, and therefore it’s recommended you seal them up as soon as possible. Although it seems like a difficult task, every DIY lover can complete this job with the proper tools. Afterwards, if you have the time it could be good idea to paint the concrete floor to add an extra layer of protection.

Keep clean

A more obvious option is to keep your concrete garage clean and organised. Take some time out of your day, even if it is once per month, to remove excess dirt and dust from your garage to prevent pests from making your home its home.

Be aware

Being observant of your surroundings will help you prevent pest invasions. It’s important that you check your garage’s corners, ceilings and any crevices for things such as urine or droppings to see if you have any pests living amongst you. You will then find the infestation much earlier, and save yourself money in the long run.

Get organised

There’s never a bad time to get organised, especially when it comes to your concrete garage which is more than likely storing unwanted items, garden and sports equipment. To avoid pests, it’s a good idea to repack the items in your garage and put them into closed containers with tight lids to avoid anything getting in.

Avoid storing food & drink

For pests and rodents to stay alive, they need to eat and drink. A lot of people store food and drink in their concrete garages as they can’t fit it into their kitchens, however this can be perfect for pests looking for a little energy, so try and avoid putting things that they can get into in your garage.

You can never guarantee that your concrete garage will be safe from a pest invasion, especially at this time of the year. However, if you take the above steps you will minimise your chances drastically. Just remember to keep your concrete garage clean and organised and you are already half the way there! If you do however find that your garage has become invaded then you may need to call out a pest control expert to remove them safely.

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