Finishing A Garage Can Give You Bugs In The Wall

Finishing a garage can be a great way to add living space to your home. This space can be a bedroom for the kids, Dad’s new den or a brand new home for a host of bugs complete with all the amenities. Putting up nice new walls where the garage door used to be and carpets on the floor may make the new space look like a room but inside it’s still a garage with garage problems.

Now I’m not a contractor but I should apply for my demolition license because I’ve helped take a few of these apart after bugs like termites have had there way. The most common problem with finishing a garage is that the contractor or the DIY has covered up the entry points where pests easily breeze in and out. You’ll notice I said ‘cover and NOT seal.’ The video shows the damage.

Expansion joints between two slabs of cement are prime for pest entry for a number of reasons. Covering but not treating or sealing them up can cost you big time later down the road. Insects love the free room and board and with nothing to stop them, you just might end up not having a new room anymore but you will be back to your empty shell of a garage.

I written about this before but in my latest video I have a perfect example of how important this really is. Check it out.

About The Bug Doctor

Jerry Schappert is a certified pest control operator and Associate Certified Entomologist with over two and a half decades of experience from birds to termites and everything in between. He started as a route technician and worked his way up to commercial/national accounts representative. Always learning in his craft he is familiar with rural pest services and big city control techniques. Jerry has owned and operated a successful pest control company since 1993 in Ocala,Florida. While his knowledge and practical application has benefitted his community Jerry wanted to impart his wisdom on a broader scale to help many more. was born from that idea in 2007 and has been well received. It is the goal of this site to inform you with his keen insights and safely guide you through your pest control treatment needs.

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