Spiders and bugs and mice…oh my! Nobody likes these unwelcome visitors in their home. The same goes for your storage unit. Keeping them out of your home is pretty easy; you can have the exterminator come on a regular schedule, you can put traps out and even get a pet cat or two to do some hunting for you. But, you are probably wondering how you can keep the out of your storage unit. You certainly can’t keep a cat in there! Don’t worry; we are here to help!
There are several steps you can take to greatly reduce the likelihood of having these pests in your storage unit:
Now that the truck is loaded and ready to go, take the time to gather a few weapons that will help you deter spiders, bugs and mice from your storage unit. You can grab some bug spray, mousetraps or poison. Or you can grab some peppermint oil, a spray bottle and cotton balls. You can spray the cotton balls with the peppermint oil and stick them inside drawers, boxes and so on to keep the critters away while your stuff is in storage.
Great job preparing ahead of time! Now that you have been proactive in the packing of your items, the loading of the truck and packing your weapons of choice to deter spiders, bugs and mice, what should you do when you arrive at your storage unit?
First thing you should do when you arrive at your storage unit is open the door and look inside. Make sure the unit is swept. Look around the walls and door to see if there is any evidence of rodent or spider activity. The storage unit should be clean and ready for you to move your stuff right in.
Before you place anything inside the unit, get your weapons ready:
As you can see, these are some really easy and inexpensive ways to keep out all the creepy crawlies.
As an added layer of protection, we have an exterminator visit our location on a regular schedule year-round to spray around the around all the storage units. We also keep bait boxes around to catch any pests that still wonder onto the property. If we both do our part, we can keep pests of your storage unit. The last thing you want is to find a nest of mice inside grandma’s antique velvet couch!