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alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
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Re: Bugs in my garage

Bug lights either attract them and kill them, or are lights that do not attract bugs (so you can have light, but no bug swarm around it).

If the garage door is opened only for a few seconds or a minute, then the trick is to not have bugs hanging out near the garage.

I had a similar problem with my entrance door. Bugs would swarm around our porch lights, and when we'd open the door, they'd jump right in.

What I did is keep the porch lights closed, but have a couple of lamp posts further out from the door that are turned on. The bugs go hang out at those lamp posts, so when we open the door, the bugs don't jump in.

TL;DR: Place exterior lights far away from the garage door, the bugs will hang out there instead of jumping right to your garage.

ANOTHER trick: If you have a window in your garage, you can keep it open all the time, with no bug screen. When morning comes, the bugs will exit through that window because of the sun light.



Voxxjin
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said by alkizmo:

ANOTHER trick: If you have a window in your garage, you can keep it open all the time, with no bug screen. When morning comes, the bugs will exit through that window because of the sun light.

Before the put a garage door on our garage, it would be open all the time. Bugs, esp mosquitos, like to rest in there during the day. I hated going in there for any length of time as the squardons of skeeters would come alive. Once, bees started to make a hive in the garage. After the garage door was installed and I screened off the 'windows' I have very few bugs in there. Though I do have a toad living in there but he likes eating any of the beetles that make their way in.
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alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
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said by Voxxjin:

After the garage door was installed and I screened off the 'windows' I have very few bugs in there.

The trick I mentionned is only to "repair" the damage done.
As in, if you do get a lot of bugs in your garage and you want to get them out, leave the window open until the morning. Most of the bugs will have left the garage. It's not a solution to preventing the bugs from getting in.

As Cowboyro said, having no lights in the garage is best.

Lamp posts near the garage door, outside, will give enough light to see in the garage, but the bugs will stay near the lamp posts.


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Sorry your first post made it seem that you should leave the window open all the time. Down here most of the bugs will run/fly to the shaded areas to escape the sun and heat.

Having lights away from the garage does help as you mentioned.

better yet, give the bug zappers to your neighbors as presents. The bugs will (hopefully) migrate to their yards.
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