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Pests enjoy summer, just like we do.

With warmer weather there is usually an increase in insect and rodent activity, so what does that mean for your storage unit? It means that you should do all that you can in order to protect your valuables. While each facility does exterior pest control and maintenance, they aren’t inside your unit, nor can they check on it. Once you rent it and put your lock on they have no access. For the best storage experience possible you need to do a little bit of work to maintain the condition of your items, as well as, protect against pests. Here are 3 easy to do things you can apply to your storage unit to deter pests.

Bad Smells

Upon your initial move in, you might’ve packed a few items that might draw pests to your unit. Rodents are drawn to smells and, if you’ve stored any of the following please remove it from your unit for the protection of your belongings:

  • Scented Candles
  • Scented Waxes
  • Potpourri
  • Spices
  • Dried Pasta ( Yes, those cute painted glued craft projects might be attracting rodents to your storage unit)
  • Rice
  • Food items of any sort really.

Basically if it has a smell that you notice, rodents will smell it stronger. With this in mind you can add deterrent smells to your unit.

Good Smells

Now there are such things as ‘good smells’ that will aid in repelling insects and rodents. Here are a few:

  • Peppermint Oil
  • Lavender Oil

To use essential oil, simply soak a cotton ball and place in corner, on a container or hang it.

  • Cedar blocks

Simply place these in boxes, around your unit or hang them. These are perfect for use with clothing, as it also helps prevent a musty smell.

Now that you’re armed with some “smell-gestions” go ahead and take a trip down to your storage unit to check out the inside. Your things will thank you.

 

 

 

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