As a renter, you are responsible for pest control inside your unit. Access Storage does provide pest control in the common areas of the facility. Storage units full of cardboard & upholstery are more susceptible for rodents to make a “home” but if you take these precautions, you can lessen the possibility of having any trouble with pests & rodents in your storage unit.
- Consider using plastic containers rather than cardboard boxes to store your items in.
- DO NOT store any kind of food in your unit. This includes military kits, packaged & sealed food items. It is against our rental agreement.
- Clean kitchen appliances thoroughly before storing to make sure all food residue is removed.
- Use wood pallets to keep bins/boxes off the direct floor – this also allows for air flow
- Wrap plastic around upholstered furnitures & soft items like pillows, curtains etc that don’t fit in boxes. Pests love to destroy fabric and a layer of plastic will make it harder for them to damage your items
- Use pest deterrents – cotton balls soaked in peppermint oil or lavender, cedar blocks are all natural pest deterrants – also set mouse traps throughout unit along the walls and near to door.
- Check on your unit regularly – leaving your unit unattended for months could lead to a big problem if pests do somehow get into your unit. We recommend checking on your unit every couple weeks and report and problem to facility manager.