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How To Keep Your Garden Shed Pest-Free

How To Keep Your Garden Shed Pest-Free

Albia, IA (March 6, 2024) – With winter weather subsiding, the spring season is just around the corner. It’s that time of year when homeowners start planning landscaping updates and yard maintenance, while the pests also begin to stir. To help you prepare for the spring surge, the experts at Kness Pest Defense have put together the following tips to keep your outdoor utility shed and storage areas pest-free.

Stay Organized

By keeping your shed and outdoor storage areas organized, you can reduce potential hiding spots for pests and rodents.

  • Organize all tools and equipment
  • Remove potential nesting materials 
  • Sweep shed floor(s) 
  • Store firewood away from your shed
  • Cut back low-hanging branches and shrubbery 
  • Store birdseed, pet food, etc. in plastic rodent-proof containers
  • Clean your garden regularly  

Inspection Time

Small rodents and pests can sneak through openings as small as one-quarter of an inch. Make sure you inspect your shed to eliminate potential openings.

  • Thoroughly inspect your outdoor storage shed exterior
  • Utilize strong materials to seal any open cracks and crevices
    • I.e. sheet metal, wire mesh, concrete, etc.
  • Consider adding insulation to your shed and drywall to create a protective layer

Introduce Pest Deterrents

While some individuals prefer to use chemicals and poisons to eliminate pests, these can potentially harm unintended wildlife, pets, and children. Additional types of pest deterrents can be implemented.

For more information on pest control tips and tactics, consumers are encouraged to visit the Kness Pest Control Center. Additional pest product information can be found at


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