Most people have a garage that they use to either park their car or store their excess belongings. There are other people that will use the garage for both. When it comes to the type of stuff that you want to save it can be anything from seasonal decorations that you put out each year to keepsakes that have passed down from family members. You can go through your belongings to try and get rid of things that you don’t want. The problem comes when you are trying to store your items and there is just not enough space to put it. This is when you might decide that you need to rent out a storage unit. They are available to rent by the month where you can store the things that will not fit in your garage. You want to make sure that the unit that you rent is secure so that no one can steal from you but also safe from rodents and other pests.
A-Tex Pest Management Outlines How to Keep Mice Out of Your Storage Unit or Shed
Inspect the Storage Space for Rodents: The first thing that you want to do when you are ready to rent out a storage space or storage unit is to inspect to see if there are any signs of current mice. There are some signs that you can look for that can be seen around the entire building. The first thing that is easy to see are mice droppings. This will be small pellets that you will often see around the edges of the building. It can also be inside the actual unit that you can look at before you rent it out. You can also talk to the employee of the storage space to find out if there are any troubles that they know of when it comes to mice. You can also look at boxes and other materials that are out that might have chew marks along the edges or corners.
Don’t Use Packing Materials that Mice Like: If you go and look at anyone that is packing and moving you will see that they have a pile of cardboard boxes and a roll of tape. The boxes are great for many reasons. They are reasonably priced and you can find them at many stores. They are also easy to pack full of your items and stack them neatly in a nice pile. The problem that you are going to have when you use cardboard boxes in a storage space is that mice can easily chew through the box. They are more likely to chew through the box and get in your stuff causing damage. The better material is to buy plastic bins that have lids you can seal shut. The mice are less likely to gain access to your personal belongings.
Rodent Inspections, Control & More in Round Rock, Leander, Pflugerville, Cedar Park & Austin Texas
If you know that there is a problem with mice you want to make sure that you call out a professional pest control service. We can come out and decide on the best treatment to get rid of existing mice and keep future mice away from your space. This will help to control the amount of damage that they might be causing. A-Tex Pest Management can come out to your home or commercial space to treat for unwanted mice. Call us today!