Tips for Pest-Proofing Your Outdoor Shed

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Tips for Pest-Proofing Your Outdoor Shed

An outdoor shed helps keep your garden tools, supplies, and extra items safe. However, if not cared for properly, it can be a breeding ground for pests. The last thing you want is a pest infestation in your outdoor shed, so read on to discover our top tips for pest-proofing your outdoor shed.

Keep Garbage Away from the Shed

Pests are attracted to the smell of garbage, so it’s important to keep garbage away from your shed. Make sure you have a designated area for garbage that is far enough away from the shed. If possible, use a tightly sealed trash can and dumpsters with lids that close securely.

Don’t Let Moisture In

One way to prevent pests from entering your shed is by controlling moisture. Keep gutters and eaves clear of debris, check for leaky windows or doors, and make sure there are no cracks in the walls or foundation. If you find a leak, get it fixed right away so that it doesn’t attract pests.

Be Careful What You Store

Pests love to nest in soft materials like cardboard and rags. When storing items in your shed, make sure that any fabric-based items are kept in sealed plastic containers. This will help keep pests from making a home out of your belongings. In addition, do not store any food items in the shed, or it could become a feeding ground.

Keep Your Shed Clean and Organized

A clean and organized shed is much less likely to attract pests. Make sure your shed is swept and vacuumed regularly, and that all items are stored in an orderly fashion. Taking these steps will help reduce clutter, which can attract vermin.

Build Your Pest Proof Shed Today

At Heritage Building Co., we understand the importance of pest-proofing your outdoor shed. That’s why we specialize in custom-built sheds that are designed to be pest proof from day one. Contact us today to learn more about our pest proof sheds.

“…Yea, I have a goodly heritage.” – Psalm 16:6 KJV