Self Storage Pest Control

Published on 7/11/2022

6 Tips To Protect Your Storage Unit Against Pests

Are you worried about pests damaging your belongings in your storage unit? Here are six simple tips to protect your storage unit against pests and keep your valuable items safe.

Use pest deterrents: Install bug deterrents or mouse traps inside your unit. While we take steps to prevent pests, it's your responsibility to take your own steps to protect your valuable items.

Invest in good containers: Use plastic, airtight containers instead of cardboard boxes to keep your clothes and belongings safe from rodents, pests, mildew, and mold.

Raise your items: Store your items on raised pallets or 2x4s to avoid pests hiding underneath them. Pests may be attracted to the mold and mildew that can grow when boxes sit on the concrete floor.

Wrap upholstered furniture: Prevent moths and other pests from destroying your fabric by wrapping couches, pillows, curtains, and other upholstered items in a layer or two of plastic.

No food allowed: Avoid storing food or appliances with food residue in your unit. Don't snack while visiting or moving items into your unit, as crumbs or even the smell of food can attract pests.

Regular maintenance: Visit your storage unit regularly to check for signs of pests and take action if necessary. This can help prevent an infestation before it becomes a problem.

By following these simple tips, you can protect your storage unit against pests and keep your belongings safe. Contact Storage Bay today to rent a unit or ask any questions you may have.