If you have decided that you need to put some or all of your belongings in a self storage unit, you will want to make sure that you are first thinking about how you can protect it all from pests such as mice and rats. This way, you will not have to worry as much about having your stuff ruined by urine or feces, or even having it all chewed through. Here are some of the things you want to keep in mind.
Try To Rent An Indoor Unit
While this will not completely rid the chances of pests getting into the unit, it can make it less likely simply because they will not have as much of a direct access into your unit as they would if the entrance to your unit was outside. Simply having an indoor unit can give you a little bit more of a barrier between your personal belongings and the outside world.
Never Have Any Food In The Unit
Whether it is dry goods that you want to store for a couple of weeks or food that you want to eat on a lunch break on the day you are hauling everything into the unit, you will need to keep all of it out of the storage unit. Even the tiniest bit of crumbs left in the storage unit can attract mice and rats thanks to their highly keen sense of smell. Before you know it, you will have may rodents in the unit, walking all over your things in search of anything else they can eat. They might even decide to use part of you boxes or fabrics for the creation of their nests.
Sprinkle Repellent Along The Edge Of The Unit
You will want to shop around for a highly recommended pest repellent powder that you can sprinkle along the floor, all around the perimeter of the unit before you move everything in. Remember, the pests can enter your unit not just from under the door, but from under the walls that separate your unit from the neighboring one. Once you have all of your personal belongings neatly packed away, you can sprinkle some of the pest repellent along the floor where the door will come down once you close it all of the way.
With a little forethought and some action, you should be able to keep the pests out of the self storage unit that you will be renting. Contact a facility like MaxSecure Storage for more information.