Your garage can be a hotbed for bugs and animals. One of the most common bugs we see in garage doors is crickets. This is because crickets are drawn to the warmth and dryness your garage has to offer. Luckily, there are steps you can take to make sure crickets stay out of your garage.
Check Your Garage Door Seal
The seal of your garage door is there to protect your garage from the elements. Mainly used to keep the weather out, garage door seals also help prevent critters from entering your garage. If you notice an uptick in the number of pests or animals found in your garage, it could be due to seal damage.
Since it’s exposed to the elements, your seal can easily be damaged. It can also suffer from typical wear and tear and old age. You should seek professional help to make sure your garage door seal isn’t damaged.
Check The Alignment
If your garage door is misaligned, it may leave openings to your garage. Noticing misalignment could be difficult to the untrained eye. This is because your garage door can still function properly while misaligned. If your seal is undamaged but you’re still noticing crickets in your garage, it could be because it’s misaligned.
Call a professional to make sure your garage door is where it needs to be. If it’s misaligned, technicians will promptly realign it. You will notice an immediate difference in the number of crickets in your garage.
Look For Holes or Cracks in Your Garage
One of the most common ways crickets finds their way into your garage is through cracks and holes. Since your garage door is exposed to the elements, bad weather or any other outside force can cause damage to your door. This leaves your garage and its belongings vulnerable.
You should take a peek at your garage door to make sure there are no holes or cracks in your door. Not only do these holes and cracks make it easier for critters to enter your garage, but they also pose a legitimate threat to the wellbeing of your door. If you notice damage, you should seek immediate professional help.
Don’t Leave Your Door Open
We know that some people enjoy hanging out in their garage. We also know that some people like keeping their garage door open most of the day. This easily allows critters to wander into your garage.
If you want to keep crickets out of your garage, avoid leaving your garage open for an extended period of time. Also, avoid leaving any garage door windows open for a long period of time. This is the easiest way to keep crickets out of your garage.
Take Steps to Get Rid of Crickets
If you’re tired of crickets in your garage, it’s time to take the proper steps. Seek professional assistance to make sure your garage is free of crickets. We can help make sure there are no issues with your garage door that leaves you vulnerable. Give us a call and we can change the seal on your door or look for places that can cause crickets to get in.
We’ll be happy to provide you any garage door service you need.