Posted on December 15, 2020
Keep pests out of your storage rental by using natural repellents.
If you think that little mouse who lives in the attic is cute, you might want to think again when you hear how much damage rodents and insects can cause to your belongings. Not only can they infest materials with feces and eggs, but they can also chew electrical wires, and in some cases, cause health issues such as allergic reactions. Find out what types of objects and why certain materials attract pests, and how to prevent them from invading your items when packing them in your storage rental or home storage space.
It may be a hard pill to swallow, but according to home improvement site Bob Vila, pests and people are attracted to the same things: namely food, warmth, water, and a cozy place to raise our young. That’s why we often find ants digging away at the leftover crumbs in our kitchen and rodents hiding away in our attics. They’re just trying to survive, the same as us.
While food, water, and heat sources are an obvious attraction for insects and rodents, so are certain materials that we place in storage, including:
There are several ways you can keep pests at bay from your local storage unit or home storage area. Try some of these preventative measures:
Get more storage solutions by reading Why Should You Declutter This Winter.
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