Effective Strategies to Keep Mice and Bugs Out of Your Self-Storage Unit

Published on 7/13/2023
How to Get Rid of Mice & Mouse Control | Do-It-Yourself Pest Control
Welcome to Seahawk State Storage, your premier self-storage facility in the beautiful Otis Orchards-East Farms area of Washington. We understand the importance of keeping your belongings safe and pest-free. In this blog post, we'll explore valuable tips and strategies to help you keep mice and bugs out of your storage unit, ensuring that your items remain in pristine condition. Whether you're storing your belongings during local events or national holidays, implementing these techniques will safeguard your items year-round.

1. Seal All Entry Points:
Mice and bugs can easily find their way into storage units through tiny gaps and cracks. If you see an area of potential concern, let us know. 

2. Elevate Your Belongings:
Keeping your belongings off the ground is a crucial step in deterring pests. Place pallets or boards on the floor to create a barrier and elevate your items. This strategy helps to prevent mice from nesting beneath your belongings and makes it more difficult for bugs to access your stored items.

3. Utilize Pest-Repellent Materials:
Integrate pest-repellent materials into your storage routine. For example, you can use mothballs, cedar blocks, or lavender sachets to repel insects and pests. These natural remedies act as deterrents and can help protect your stored items from infestations.

4. Optimize Organization and Cleaning:
Maintaining a clean and organized storage unit is crucial for pest prevention. Clutter and debris provide hiding spots for pests, so it's essential to keep your storage unit tidy. Regularly inspect your items and clean any spills or crumbs that might attract bugs and rodents. Implementing shelving units and storage bins can help you maximize space and reduce potential hiding places for pests.

5. Do not store food in your storage unit. Doing so is against our policy.