No one wants to hear that dreaded scream echo throughout the home, you know the high- pitched scream that comes when you’ve discovered roaches. It is not only a pain in the neck but they’re rather embarrassing and no one wants these unannounced visitors in their garage much less any other part of their home. Garage Door Repair has a few handy tips that will help you be rid of those nasty roaches in your garage once and for all.
Get Rid of Excessive Moisture
Cockroaches thrive in environments that are dark and humid like many creepy crawlers we try to avoid. The problem is that it is hard to avoid darkness and humidity in a garage unless you have a climate controlled garage. You can try to prevent as much moisture build up as possible by cleaning up drippy hoses.
Check your water heater periodically to make sure that it is not leaking or that there is not a build of condensation. If there are any spills clean them up right away. Make sure that your garage door seals are in good repair so that rain doesn’t come in.
Take Out Your Garbage
Garbage is probably a roach’s number one source to thrive and feeding ground for hundreds of roaches and other pests. If you leave your garbage in your garage specifically in the summer it becomes a moist, dark, feeding frenzy for these creatures. Keep your garbage outside where it belongs.
If you must store your garbage can in the garage make sure it is in an airtight container. Wash all your recyclables before putting them in your recycling container. If you store your recycling in the garage the roaches will be sure to feed off any leftover food on a recyclable container even if it’s not visible.
Keep Food Out Of Your Garage
This goes hand in hand with keeping your garbage out of your garage. It is extremely important that you do not feed them. Even the smallest of crumbs can feed multiple roaches and allow them to thrive.
Bait and Destroy
If you are still having trouble with roaches after taking these steps setting up traps will aid you in your pest elimination mission. You have the option of purchasing some bait or traps from your local store or you can use borax. Borax is a very popular natural method of taking care of roaches that people have used for years.
Mix a one to one ratio of borax and sugar and spread it along your baseboards, inside crevices, and anywhere else you have spotted roaches. You can also leave it in containers if you prefer. The roaches love the sugar and feeding on it while it destroys their digestive system and skeleton.
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