Is Pest Control Really Important in Mini Storage?

Published on 3/11/2021

Why pest control?

There are many types of pests that might plague mini storage facilities and some of these vary by location. Some of the pests, such as many types of bugs and spiders, are merely annoying to have in your mini storage unit.  Other pests, such as mice, termites, and bed bugs, may actually damage or ruin your stored items. Periodic pest control can help to mitigate these risks and keep annoying or downright damaging pests at bay.

Is pest control important in mini storage?

The answer to this question relies heavily on what you're storing. Trailer/vehicle wiring can be eaten by mice, squirrels, and other rodents. Mice sometimes dig into stuffed furniture such as sofas and chairs to make beds or find bedding material. There are several insects, including moths, that actual can eat holes in your clothes! If your items are only to be stored a very short while, or are primarily comprised of glass, metal or plastic, then you may not need to worry about pest control for your storage unit.  If your items are wood, cloth, or other soft material, then pest control should be a consideration in selecting the mini storage facility for your items.

What does Wildcat Storage Center do about pest control?

At this time, Wildcat Storage contracts a Louisburg Pest Control company, TriCounty Termite and Pest Control, to help keep our creepy crawlies under control. In addition, we keep baited stations around our property to help ensure mice and rats are kept at bay.  At this time, we also offer tenants a bait station for inside their unit, if they so request it.  We even provide the first 3 months of bait! This helps provide some localized protection from those pesky critters.  Lastly, just as one final defense against the enemy, we use a pest repellent spray to help keep all of these animals or other animals at bay. These precautions, to the best of our knowledge, are the best for Louisburg storage facilities... and just one more reason to consider protecting your items at Wildcat Storage Center on North Metcalf in Louisburg, Kansas.