Published On: Wed, Feb 8th, 2017

Storage Tips To Keep Critters Out Of Your Units

You do not have to go through a lot of effort in order to protect stored items. Remember that all you pay to store has to be protected since it is important for you. If you want to be sure that your items are safe, you want to take all the right steps. You can opt for the very best storage units in Ocala FL and still be faced with problems if you do not take into account what is written below about keeping the critters out of the storage units.

Clean And Vacuum Furniture Before Adding To Storage Units

You want to remove all the stains, debris and crumbs from the chairs and sofas that are to be added to a storage area. If you are faced with something that remains, bugs are going to be drawn by the items. Obviously, this will lead to damage to other items.

We should also add that it is really important to clean the appliances, both small and large. That is because of the exact same reasons. In small appliances we often see that owners do not think about cleaning. That is a mistake since it is practically an open invitation for all critters.

Use Mothballs When Storing Clothes

Mothballs are very useful when you have clothing boxes stored but you need to be careful as they can easily stain your clothes. You can put some around the storage unit and the results will be quite the same. There are various options available in stores all around you and one sachet of a high quality will be able to last up to 4 months.

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Dealing With Other Critters

There are various other critters that you might have to deal with. Make sure that you always remain focused on the opportunities that are going to be perfect for the critters that have a high possibility of being around the storage area. If you realize that rats can be a problem, you can use baits and traps. As a simple tip, instead of using the classic cheese, opt for peanut butter. Never use rat traps in the event that you are going to only check them rarely. That is because of the fact that a rat that is dead can be a huge problem.

When You Store Food

In the event that you absolutely have to store food, which is never actually recommended, you need to be sure you always focus on storing in a way that does not draw in the critters. This means you should focus on securely sealed and canned goods. Jars are also a good idea. The focus should be to prevent potential breakage. Any food can attract pests.


Never assume that critters are not going to be present in the storage unit you choose. This would be a huge mistake. In reality, you should be sure that you are going to analyze all factors of importance. Most of the critter infestations could have been avoided if you just take preventive measures.

Author: Lolita Di

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