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Keeping your garden shed pest-free in Halifax

January 20, 2019

As winter turns to spring, many of us are excited to renew one of our favourite pastimes – gardening. However, with gardening comes any number of pest control problems and pitfalls.

Today, we’re going to take you through a few tips and tricks you can employ to keep your garden shed a pest-free zone this spring.

No Standing water!

Standing water, whether it’s leftover in a pail, at the bottom of an un-emptied watering bucket, or rain water that’s amassed somewhere, is a very inviting sign for mosquitos and other annoying insects. Avoid leaving standing water in or around your garden shed.

Don’t store firewood near the shed.

Pests and critters of all shapes and sizes like to seek refuge in stacked firewood. To make sure your garden shed doesn’t suffer from spillover, make sure your firewood is stacked far away!

Cover holes and other entry points.

Remember, a mouse can make its way through a hole the size of a dime! Inspect your shed all over – especially at the ground level – to make sure there are no possible entry points for mice or other critters. Wire mesh can be used sometimes to block entry, but rats have been known to chew through wire. If you think you have a rat on the premises, it’s a good idea to call a licensed pest control technician right away.

Use airtight plastic bins for storage.

Airtight plastic bins prevent stored supplies from turning damp and moist – which bugs love! By storing supplies in airtight, plastic containers, you’ll be making your garden shed less attractive for annoying pests.

Install a screen door.

This one may seem like a no brainer, but in addition to keeping bugs out of your shed, screen     doors provide much-needed ventilation, which prevents the buildup of moisture and dampness.

Sometimes, no matter how many steps you take and no matter how hard you try, you just can’t stop pests from invading your garden area.

Take the first step in ridding your garden shed of pests by calling Target Pest Control for a free consultation today! Reach us at (902) 817 9200.