Is the garage considered the inside or outside of a home? Most people would agree that it’s inside. Regardless, we know that you want to keep bugs out of your garage. Whether we’re talking about spiders, roaches, or ants – it’s no fun to share your space with pesky bugs. Not to mention, it’s a bit unsanitary. Nobody likes to be surprised by pest droppings or a quick scurry in the corner of the room. If you’re someone who wants to know how to keep bugs out of your garage, we’ve got some helpful tips for you – especially if you happen to keep your garbage can inside.
Start With a Clean Slate
If you want the best chances for preventing a bug infestation, it’s important that you keep your garage clean. This means more than sweeping up the dirt in the open areas. Bugs love dark places where they can hide. Just think, if you have a lot of boxes piled up around your garage, consider condensing them into clear containers and only keep what you need. This way, it gives bugs fewer places to hide and gives you better bug control.
Check for Cracks
Carefully survey the walls, ceilings, and windows in your garage. Pay close attention to the weather stripping around the garage door and make sure it actually closes all the way. If you have holes in your window screens, make sure to mend them. Once you’ve addressed any cracks where bugs might enter, apply some eco-friendly pest control spray around the perimeters of the doors, windows and garage openings. This will help prevent one bug from telling all his fellow bugs where the food is!
Avoid Putting Unnecessary Odors into the Trash
When we think of garbage, the last thing we associate it with is attractiveness. But one man’s garbage is another bug’s buffet paradise. In other words, avoid putting anything smelly into the trash that will attract bugs and rodents. You can do this by rinsing containers, bottles, and packaging before placing it in the trash. Pay close attention to items that have touched raw meat, as over time they can release some powerful odors. You can also double bag pungent garbage like seafood scraps.
Pro tip: Sprinkle baking soda over your garbage to help absorb unwanted smells.
Clean Your Trash Can to Keep Bugs Out of Your Garage
This step is important if you want the best chances to remove or prevent bugs in your garage. Check out my post with excellent tips on what to use when cleaning your trash can. You’ll likely want to clean your trash can frequently, as there are often unwanted leaks or spills that can stick to the bottom and sides. Over time, these smells can attract pests and are unpleasant so close to your home. We know that cleaning trash cans isn’t exactly an enjoyable chore. If you’d rather skip cleaning your own trash can, you’re in luck!
Check out the video below to see how Clean Cans can take care of this messy chore for you, all while helping to keep bugs out of your garage!