Storing items in your storage facility unit can be a great way to get them out of your home but without officially parting with them. However, just because the items are temporarily out of your hair doesn't mean they're out of your care. Among the things that can befall items in your storage units, being overrun with pests is one of the possibilities. Although a rare possibility, it's still entirely possible. Throughout the course of this brief guide, you will learn about a few tips for protecting your self-storage unit from pests.
Get Rid Of Moisture
If there's any moisture in your storage unit, get it out. Among the conditions that pests like roaches tend to love, moisture is high on their list. There are numerous ways that you can get rid of moisture in and around your unit. Talk to your facility's landlord and make that any downspouts and gutters are installing at your storage facility. If not, make a request to your landlord that they be installed. Also make sure that the water is not flowing towards the units themselves.
Keep Plants Out Of Your Unit
Speaking of moisture, one of the very things that can contain moisture and even help generate it in a crowded space like your storage unit is the presence of plants. Their foliage also can create ideal conditions for which pests can make their home. Roaches and rats both tend to love the dark, crowded areas that leaves and branches tend to create. The soil itself can also serve as a breeding ground for unwanted insects. That is why it is also imperative to clean any garden tools that you might be storing in your unit.
Throw Away Garbage
Your unit should not be used for anything that might classify as garbage. This means that any food wrappers, old containers, or ripped up bits of cardboard should all be removed from your storage facility. Not only is this an issue of space, it's an issue of cleanliness, as well. Make sure that the aforementioned items are either thrown away or recycled. If you notice any trash on the grounds of the facility itself, it is recommended that you bring up the issue with the storage facility landlord and explain that such conditions are unacceptable and can draw the attention of pests to the storage units.
This brief guide should have given you a basic idea of a few preventative steps to take towards making sure pests don't invade your storage unit (like those at AAA Flying Trolley Self Storage).