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Storage units are a convenient way to put away items that you may not want or need for a while, while keeping them safe. However, though many units come with a sturdy lock, they aren't safe from pests. If items are stored for a long period of time, it may be a while before a renter or owner checks on the unit. Rodents love the quiet, which makes storage units an ideal home. Consider these tips to keep rats away from your stored items.

Why rodents like storage units?

Rats are fond of these facilities for a few reasons. Rats love to chew, and what better to gnaw through than a bevy of cardboard boxes? Though these boxes are the simplest and cheapest way to pack goods, they also are the most vulnerable to the wrath of the rat, US Storage Search stated. Sometimes people also make the critical mistake of storing food. Rats are incredibly attracted to food sources, and will gladly make a home wherever there's sustenance. Rats can feed off of small portions for a very long time. Renters may also be surprised with the different items that rats consider food. Potpourri, deodorant, scented candles, soiled clothing and furniture are all desired by rodents.

Pest management tips

Think of these suggestions before moving your beloved items into a storage unit.

  • Use plastic, not paperIf any of your clothes smell like food or have food on them, it's vulnerable to rats, which can quickly chew through a cardboard box and your clothing. If you want to avoid having your favorite blanket or sweater destroyed, keep it stored in a plastic storage container. That way, rats can't smell the clothing and can't bite through the plastic. Look for bins that stack or clothing bags that hang, which will keep your items off the floor and away from rodents.

  • Avoid food productsTry to keep all actual food products out of storage units, Move It Self Storage noted. Nonperishables and unopened dog food also fall on this list. Even potpourri, deodorant, candles and other non-edible products shouldn't be stored to prevent rats from being attracted to your unit.

  • Make sure cooking and eating items are cleanIf you plan to store kitchenware in your unit, make sure it's completely clean. Even the slightest food residue on a frying pan or baking bowl can attract vermin. The same goes for plates and eating utensils.

If you return to your storage unit and realize it's been overrun by rodents, call pest management professionals immediately. Don't try to battle a pack of rats for your clothing or favorite candle.

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