Rodents are naturally attracted to garages. Not only are they easy for these critters to get into, but they also offer an abundance of shelter and warmth. Garages are generally the first place rodents will go to before they begin to make their way into your house. If the problem is left unchecked, a couple of mice can turn into a full blown infestation in a matter of weeks.
The best method of getting rid of rats and mice is to prevent them from getting into your garage in the first place. Although there are multiple ways rodents could be entering your garage, one of their main methods of entry is your garage door. Garage doors offer the easiest and simplest way for rodents to get in. If rats have chewed through your garage door’s weather stripping, it will need to be replaced with one made of metal, which they cannot gnaw through. Rubber or vinyl thresholds or sweeps can also be employed to eliminate gaps under your garage door.
It is common for contractors to place access holes for vents and plumbing near garage doors. Any seals around pipes, drains, and vents should be tighten to prevent access. Vent guards are an excellent idea for keeping mice out of these access points.
Don’t let a rodent problem go unchecked. By tackling the problem head on, mice or other rodents in your garage can be eliminated and prevented from coming back. If you are in need of garage door repair, trust the professionals at Town & Country Door. Since 1995, we have been offering our clients same day service and late appointments at no additional charge, and we’re committed to getting the job done right the first time. No matter what your garage door needs are, we’re ready to help, so contact us today to request a free quote!