Maineville, Ohio
2575 W US Highway 22 & 3, H
Maineville, OH 45039
(513) 459-7700

3 Ways to Keep Pests Out of the Garage September 28, 2020

Maineville, Warren
3 Ways to Keep Pests Out of the Garage, Maineville, Ohio

Garages are often full of boxes, old clothes, and other hiding spots that make them an attractive refuge for bugs and rodents. An experienced pest control professional can take care of stubborn garage infestations, but most would prefer to keep vermin out in the first place. Below are a few tips for making your garage less hospitable to insects, rats, and other wildlife.

How to Prevent Infestations in Your Garage

1. Plug Up Access Points

Even the smallest hole or gap in the wall creates an opportunity for rats and insects to get into the garage. Mice can fit through an opening the size of a dime, while roaches can squeeze through cracks of less than one-sixteenth of an inch.

Carefully inspect the entire surface of your garage, including the ceiling and seams along the floors. If you find small holes or other gaps, seal them up with waterproof residential caulking. Air vents and other openings should be fitted with grates to keep pests outside where they belong.

2. Keep Your Garage Clean

pest controlA messy, cluttered garage is the perfect hiding place for pests, providing safe shelter and plenty of material for building nests. Cleaning out your garage not only gives you more space, but it also makes the room less attractive to pests looking for a place to spend the winter.

Start by taking out any unnecessary items and reorganize to make everything easily accessible. Storing belongings in plastic tubs instead of cardboard boxes also makes it harder for pests to build nests in your garage.

3. Keep Food Away

The garage can be a convenient place to store excess food items and other ingredients, but the objects can also be a feast for colonies of bugs and rodents. The best approach is to keep food out of the garage entirely, but that isn’t always possible.

Pest control experts recommend taking food out of its original packaging and storing it in airtight plastic or glass containers. Don’t forget to seal up pet food and birdseed and scrape residue out of your grill before putting it back in the garage.


As Mason, OH’s leading pest control contractor, Bug-A-Pest has the expertise and tools to control infestations or stop them before they start. Their experienced technicians use only the most advanced methods in the business, giving them the ability to keep your garage free of bugs, rodents, and other vermin. Visit their website for more on their pest control services, or call (513) 459-7700 to schedule your inspection today.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Bug-A-Pest
How to Prepare the Home for Pest Control, Maineville, Ohio
When pests have infested your home, professional pest control may be your only option for removing them. To ensure that the service is effective, you need to take a few steps ahead more
4 Signs of Pests I Should Look for When House Hunting, Maineville, Ohio
While shopping for a new home is exciting, it can also be a stressful process. It’s one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your life, so there’s a lot at stake. One thing you more
4 Steps to Handle Wasps Around the Home, Maineville, Ohio
Wasps build nests and reproduce from spring until fall, so you might have noticed more of them around your home lately. To prevent painful stings and swarming while you try to enjoy more
3 Different Types of Ants in Ohio, Maineville, Ohio
There are currently 143 known ant species that call Ohio home. Unfortunately, many of them have no problem invading your house to find food or to build their nests. Knowing more