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Roaches in the Garage? Here’s How to Take Care of Them

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  • 20 Mar 2018
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Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Austin, TX knows how distressing it can be to find roaches in the garage. They are never welcome guests in any part of your home. So here’s a little help on how to get rid of the pests before they get too comfortable.

It’s Not You, It’s Them

The first thing you need to remember is that when it comes to roaches showing up in your home, it’s not you, it’s them. Even clean homes are susceptible to roaches, so it doesn’t necessarily mean you have a filthy home if they show up. They can come into your home from neighbors houses, piggy-backing on packages in the mail, or just wander in and find a comfy spot.

The trick is making your home as unwelcome a place for them as possible. Like any other creature, roaches need three things to survive: shelter, food, and water. Remove these necessities, and they will likely move out and find somewhere more accommodating.

Take Away Their Bed

Roaches love dark, warm, humid places, especially tight spaces where they can snuggle in and get cozy. Make sure that they don’t have these kinds of places to hide away in. If you have stacks of paper, cardboard, or loose bags and newspapers, get rid of them right away.

Take Away Their Food

Paper bags and cardboard not only provide a nice bed for roaches, they are also a ready food source. Both the cellulose in the paper and the adhesives used to hold them together are favorites for bugs to consume. If you’re using cardboard boxes for storage, ditch them in favor of plastic tubs.

Make sure you never store your garbage in your garage either because this can be easy pickings for food. Always take your trash outside immediately. In addition, make sure you rinse your recyclables before putting them into any bins in the garage. Even better, store those bins outside as well.

Take Away Their Water

Unlike you and me, roaches don’t need very much water to survive, thanks to their small size. This can make it difficult to find all their sources and eliminate them effectively. You’ll need to make note of where you see them huddling when they run from you after cutting on the light. They will tend to gather around water and food sources when they feel safe in the dark.

Be sure to fix any leaks on spigots, hoses, water heaters, etc. Clean up standing water in low spots on the floor whenever possible. Seal up your baseboards with caulk to prevent any water from gathering under them where the roaches can get to it but you can’t.

Call Us to Help Seal Up Your Door

One way to eliminate roaches in the garage is to prevent them from gaining access in the first place. It’s not easy to block every way into your home, but sealing your garage door is a big help. Call Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Austin, Texas and we’ll gladly assess your door and perform any repairs necessary.

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