Generally speaking, your garage will not be kept quite as clean as the inside of your house. After all, a lot of dirty work usually happens in this space, and that’s okay. However, you don’t want it to become a total mess, or it won’t be enjoyable to use and might not work as a storage location. And if you have been having trouble with flies in your garage, you know how frustrating this issue can be. Flies seem to multiply quickly in number, and they can make any indoor space quite unpleasant. So let’s use this article to look at some options for keeping flies out of your garage.
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The Obvious Starting Point
You likely have already taken this first step, but we need to point it out anyway. When dealing with flies in your garage, make it a habit to keep the door and windows closed as often as possible. If there is always access to the garage available, the flies will keep coming, and they’ll only multiply in number.
Remember that even after you get into the habit of keeping the doors and windows closed, you may still deal with flies for some time. Those already living in the garage will gradually die off, but it could take some time. Meanwhile, work on some of the other steps on this list so you can keep making progress on this problem.
Use Fly Traps
As you work on cutting down the population of flies in your garage, fly traps are an easy and affordable solution. You can easily find fly traps at your local home center or order them online, and they come in many different types and sizes. Consider placing a couple of these in opposing corners of your garage, and you might be surprised to find just how quickly they start to bring down your fly population.
If you do a good job of making some other changes, like keeping your doors and windows closed, along with some points we will make below, you shouldn’t need to use fly traps over the long run – this can be a temporary step that will help solve the problem faster.
Store Things Properly
Proper storage is a piece of advice that will help you avoid problems with flies and any little critters that might be living near your garage. When putting food in your garage for storage, make sure it is sealed up tightly and placed in an area that is hard to access. Leaving food out in the open where flies or mice quickly discover it is a recipe for trouble. Small plastic totes with locking lids are a great solution, as they are affordable, and you can use them repeatedly as your storage needs change.
Water Is a Problem
Leaving standing water in your garage is another invitation for flies to invade. While you probably aren’t just going to leave a big puddle on the ground without cleaning it up, there are smaller areas of water that can lead to problems. For instance, leaving a cup of water—or beer—out in the garage you were drinking from may draw in some insects, or leaving water sitting in a utility sink that you forgot to drain. If flies have been a problem lately, consider any small water sources you might have provided and adjust accordingly.
The Old-Fashioned Method
Finally, with other steps taken, keeping a fly swatter in the garage and close at hand is also a good idea. Of course, you don’t want to take on an entire fly population with a swatter—unless you’re enjoying yourself as you could be swinging around your garage all day. But it is an excellent tool for catching the occasional fly and preventing the population from growing.
Carport Kingdom Has You Covered
We hope you enjoyed this guide on how to keep flies out of your garage! These basic steps can go a long way toward keeping flies from becoming a problem. And remember, if you’re in the market for a new metal structure, Carport Kingdom is here to help!
We love helping our customers create durable, affordable metal garages that can serve them well for many years to come. And we offer a 20-year warranty on select products to prove it. Start by exploring our free Build & Price tool. If you have any questions along the way, our team is here to help. We appreciate your time and hope to serve you soon!