Tips For Protecting Your Stuff From Insects While Using A Storage Unit

Posted on: 3 May 2016

If you need to have some of your things stored in a rented storage unit, you might want to consider the bugs that can make their way in and destroy your property. Even if the empty unit that you looked at looks clean and pest free, you never know when insects will find their way in. To protect your stuff as best as possible, you will want to make sure that you are making use of the following suggestions.

Use Plastic Bins Instead Of Cardboard Boxes

Many insects can eat right through a cardboard box. However, they are not able to easily get through the hard plastic bin. Of course, you will need to take one extra step with the bins because just snapping the lid in place may not work. You will want to run a piece of heavy duty duct tape along the edge where the lid meets the bin. Otherwise, there might be some tiny bugs that are small enough to squeeze through the smallest of cracks that can be found between the lid and bin.

Keep Food Out Of The Storage Unit

You will want to make sure that you are not storing any food. Even if the food is not at risk for perishing for a long time, such as dried goods, it is never a good idea to store it in a storage unit. This is because insects can easily get into your storage unit and they will try to, especially if you have food in there that they find rather tempting. You need to also make sure that you are not carrying in any food that you intend to eat while you are in there moving boxes around. You could accidentally leave the smallest of crumbs behind and not even realize it.

Spray Insect Spray Around The Edges Of The Unit

Use a high quality insect spray to spray were the walls meet the floor. You can also spray along the floor where the storage unit door will close. This should deter insects from wanting to check out your unit. Just make sure that you are wearing a quality dust mask or respirator mask when doing this so you do not inhale the toxic fumes. Also, remember to take the bug spray can with you when you leave. Those cans are flammable and can explode if exposed to extremely hot temperatures for too long and many units can get extremely hot.

With those three tips in mind, you should find that you are able to keep your storage unit at a facility like LoDo Self Storage & Moving Center bug free.


storing your things securely, efficiently and carefully

When you rent a storage unit to put some of your things in, what is the best way to put everything in the unit without worrying about it coming out in terrible condition? Should you use plastic storage bins? Should you use cardboard boxes? Should you purchase shelving units or can you rent them? This blog will provide you with the answers to these questions and many others. You will find tips for preserving the things you are storing and doing it in a manner that will allow you to store as much stuff as possible in a single storage unit.