No one ever wants to deal with pests in any part of the home, and several major entryways and barriers play a big role here. Your garage door is no exception, and prevention of pests in the garage is often considered one of the most important elements of overall home pest prevention. 

At Crawford Door Sales, we’re happy to offer a wide range of garage door services to clients around Salt Lake City and other parts of Utah, including garage door repairs for any issue you’re having – and ensuring you’re protected from pests is just one of many areas we can help with. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over some of the pests that may try to get into your garage area, plus some garage door and related tips for how to prevent them at all times.

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Common Pests Found in the Garage

Here are some of the pest types that may look to invade your garage space:

  • Ants: As many homeowners are familiar with, ants can be especially troublesome in the garage area, as they commonly look for food and water sources. 
  • Rodents: Mice and rats are two of the most common types of rodents that may try to enter your garage space looking for a warm, dark place to stay during cold winter months.
  • Spiders: Along with other insects, spiders also look for ways to get inside the home – and your garage is an area where they can easily enter without being noticed.
  • Moths: Moths are another common pest found in the garage. They can enter through open windows and doors, and they often lay eggs on clothes or other fabrics in the garage, resulting in an infestation that can be difficult to get rid of.
  • Crickets: You might not have realized it, but crickets can be a problem in the garage as well. They may get in through cracks and crevices, and they often look for damp areas to stay.

Now that you know some of the pests that might try to invade your garage, let’s go over some tips for keeping them out at all times. 

Garage Door Upkeep

As the primary entry point for your garage, the condition of your garage door can be a major factor in pest prevention. Make sure to inspect the hardware and springs on a regular basis, as any weak points or worn out parts could make it easier for pests to enter. You should also look for any signs of damage that may need repair, such as cracks or holes in the door.

Weather Stripping

Adding weather stripping around your garage door can also help keep pests out, as it creates an extra barrier that prevents them from getting in through the and crevices of the door. This can be especially important for keeping out rodents, which are able to squeeze their way into tight spaces with ease. 

In part two of our series, we’ll go over some additional tips for preventing pests in the garage, so be sure to stay tuned! In the meantime, if you’re ever in need of any kind of garage door repair or maintenance services, don’t hesitate to reach out to Crawford Door Sales.

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