Your garage is a place where many pests migrate, and from your garage, those pests can gain entry into your home. Inside, we look at some pests that thrive in a garage, how they get in, and how to get them out safely.
These range from raccoons and possums to feral cats and even dogs. You find them throughout a garage tucked away in quiet corners. Most are looking for a place to den so that they can give birth in peace. Others come into the garage for food and water. Big animals can be dangerous, so you always want to let our professionals remove them. We have all the tools and experience to remove wildlife safely and feral animals and their young.
Many creepy crawlies make their way indoors during the summer to cool off and fall and winter to find shelter from the cold. It is not uncommon to find cockroaches, ants, flies, beetles, stink bugs, and other insect pests in your garage. Like the bigger animals, they are there to find food, water, mates, and shelter. Because insects exist in different forms – adults, eggs, pupa, and larvae, you can find them in a garage pretty much year-round.
Technically, creepy crawlies such as centipedes, millipedes, sowbugs, and a few others are not insects. All will find their way into garages looking for food, shelter, and water. Like the sowbugs, some are a sign of dampness or moisture as they require a damp environment.
Birds and Bats
While different, both will use a garage to build a nest or roost. Both will also cause considerable damage from feces and urine. Bats have particular roosting requirements and are often found in the wall space or attic space if the garage has an attic.
How do Pests Get Into Garages?
Bigger animals need a larger entrance to get inside the garage—a broken or open window, a left open door, etc. Raccoon and squirrels are known to dig through siding or roofing material to get inside. It’s a good idea to check the garage area inside and out for signs of damage periodically.
Insects and non-insect pests need only the tiniest of holes to get into a home or a garage. Ants, for example, might take advantage of a crack in the cement floor. Beetles and stink bugs can sometimes squeeze under the automatic door if the weatherstripping is not in good repair. It is a good idea to inspect the windows and doors to make sure that they fit snugly in their frames.
Garage pests can quickly gain entry to a home if the garage is attached to the house. For help in keeping your garage pest-free, give us a call. We have the experience and tools to make pest control easy, affordable, and safe. We provide comprehensive pest control services throughout the Byran and College Station communities. Be sure to ask about ongoing services, which are nicely priced.