4 Tips For Protecting Your Storage Unit Against Pests

You typically put your property into a storage unit at a place like Midway Storage when you want to keep it safe, clean, and out of the way. The last thing you want is for a pest invasion to compromise the security you anticipated. It's best to be proactive in your defense against rodents and insects; here are four simple preventative measures that you can take.

Clean Before You Store

It doesn't take much to entice rodents and insects into your unit. Before you move your things into your unit, check your property and storage containers for any crumbs, stains, or other residual food or odors. Clean everything thoroughly before you store it, especially items that might already be hiding pests.

Eliminate Food Sources

You should avoid keeping any items in your unit that could provide food for pests. Beyond the obvious items from your pantry, plants, fabrics, and cardboard can all be consumed. If possible, wrap items in plastic or store them in bins instead of boxes.

Watch for Signs and Address Problems Immediately

You should visit your unit regularly to make sure everything is in order. When you do, look closely for possible signs of invasion. This could include tracks, droppings, gnaw marks, and shredded materials. If you have a problem, you need to take care of it immediately before it becomes worse. Start by contacting the manager. Together you can try to identify and seal points of entry into your unit and set traps to clear out the pests. Once you've beat back the infestation, you may need to sort through your property to find and clean out the areas where pests were hiding.

Clean Your Unit

In some ways, a storage unit is an extension of your home and, as such, should not be neglected. Though you don't necessarily need to be as thorough as you would be in your home, you should clean your unit fairly regularly. This will give you a chance to look around, reorganize your property as needed, and keep things tidy. The cleaner and more organized your unit is, the less welcoming it will be to invaders.

In addition to the things you can do yourself, a good storage facility will already have protective measures in place to keep pests away from their units. If you have any concerns about pests, take them to the manager before you sign an agreement. You will be able to work together to keep your property safe and secure.  

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