We know that self-storage operators have a lot of facility maintenance to take care of on a daily basis. But is pest control on your to-do list? Pests can lead to damaged customer property, unnecessary facility repairs, and bad online reviews. The good news is that with a proper pest prevention plan, the risk of pest issues can be significantly reduced.

Consider the following pest control tips for self-storage facilities:

  1. Check for signs of pests regularly. Inspect the facility for rodent droppings, chew holes, dead bugs (which mean live bugs are likely nearby), sawdust trails and other signs of pests that are commonly found in your area.
  2. Address the exterior of the facility. Make sure there is no vegetation along the building. Utilize gutter systems and proper grading to ensure there is no pooling water. Seal all gaps and cracks around doors, pipes and foundations.
  3. Clean all areas regularly. Pests are always looking for food, water, and nesting materials. Implement a thorough cleaning plan to keep all areas free of these pest attractants.
  4. Enlist the help of your customers. Make it clear what items are not allowed, such as food which could attract pests. Encourage the use of plastic totes over cardboard boxes.
  5. Utilize a commercial pest control service. With an Integrated Pest Management approach, the pests of each season are targeted with tailored prevention measures, scheduled inspections are performed regularly, and any issues are addressed immediately.

If you would like to discuss pest control for your self-storage facility, contact us to schedule a free inspection. We offer commercial pest control for the greater Capital District area including Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga and Rensselaer Counties.

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