A Guide To Storing Your Treasures

Hello, my name is Pete Stone. Over the years, I have met a lot of interesting people and we have exchanged gifts. Many of these gifts are very unique and irreplaceable, with some being custom-made or created by the gift giver himself or herself. The problem is that I live in an apartment that is not very large. My only solution to this problem is to purchase storage space. There is an art to using a self-storage unit that I have discovered. With the right storage techniques, your belongings will last. Because I have learned so much, I have decided to create this blog to share my knowledge with anyone who needs it.

How To Keep Pests Out Of Your Personal Storage Unit


Everyone knows that rodents and other pests can be dangerous, especially when they access your storage areas. Unfortunately, the way you keep items in your self-storage units can attract rats and other unwanted pests. 

In this case, having a rodent-proof storage unit is a brilliant idea to keep pests away. If you are seriously looking for efficient ways to keep rodents and other pests out of your self-storage area, you may consider the following steps.

Avoid Storing Any Food Inside Your Storage Area

People often make the mistake of leaving food particles inside a self-storage unit. Before moving into your unit, clear the shelves or sweep the floor to get rid of food particles that the previous tenant might have left. It is also advisable to avoid eating inside your self-storage unit. The smell of food can attract unwanted pests to your storage area.

Elevate Your Items Off the Ground

Rats and bugs tend to crawl on the ground. For this reason, you should keep your items a few inches off the ground to prevent them from reaching. Using open shelves or having clean pallets can help you achieve this. Not only will this step prevent pests from camping in your boxes, but it also protects your items from moisture.

Pack Your Belongings In Plastics Jars With Airtight Lids

Do you want to keep rodents and bugs out of your belongings? Packing your items in airtight plastic containers is an effective method. Also, purchasing new boxes to store your items is very important because new ones are stronger and more durable. Old cardboard boxes are likely to have cracks that may give space for pests to enter.

Often Visit Your Self-Storage Unit

Checking your self-storage unit often helps you identify if there are any rodents and bugs present. It is easy to identify any pest infestation in your storage unit because rodents tend to leave damage. If you notice any signs of droppings or holes in your belongings, then it is time to notify the management to fix the problem before it gets out of hand.

Ensure That the Storage Facility Cares About Pest Control

It is important to settle with a facility whose management takes pest control matters seriously when choosing a storage facility. Also, when renting, you should be keen on checking whether the storage doors have cracks or gaps that may allow pests or rodents to get in. Always choose a facility that is well kept and has serious pest control measures.


16 August 2021