How to keep bugs and mice out of your self-storage unit

How to keep bugs and mice out of your self-storage unit

Get ready to put away your belongings in self-storage in Mobile, AL. After all, you will not have any visitors for a while...or will you? Surprisingly, unwelcome pests can make their way in hideaway areas in your storage unit even if there are no traces of food present. There are ways to help keep bugs and mice out of your self-storage unit that you will see below.

Properly Package Beforehand

Get things started by properly packing your items beforehand. You are welcome to use cardboard boxes, but be sure you tape the sides firmly. Storing away items in plastic bins that have a secure fitting lid with a tightening closure better ensures safety. Use plastic and covers on items that do not fit into boxes or bins such as couches and mattresses. This will help protect the material from collecting dust or traces of mice droppings as well as prevent bugs from creating a nest.

Keep Articles Off the Floor

Self-storage in Mobile, AL works to create better solutions for your personal belongings. We do remind you, however, to keep loose articles off the floor and use shelves or hooks instead. Storage units are known to get dark and congested, which can easily attract rodents. They will usually climb on anything that sits on ground level as they can have easy access to hide or create a nest. Palettes are also useful in order to create an elevated surface.

Look Out for Holes

We want to make sure we provide well-kept self-storage units in Mobile, AL. It is evident, however, that overtime a unit may get the best of wear and tears. Be sure to look out for any holes or cracks as these are easy entrances for bugs and mice. You are welcome to set up mouse traps throughout the unit for extra protection.

Choose Climate-Controlled Option

Bugs and mice will make themselves at home, weather permitting. By choosing a climate-controlled storage unit versus a traditional non-climate one, you can reduce the risk of critters sneaking their way in. This is not to say there is a guarantee that it will never happen, but certainly, an option that helps eliminate bugs and mice from entering due to adjusted temperatures. Pests tend to live in environments where moisture builds. With a climate-controlled unit, we are able to keep up with the seasons and current temperature changes making a controlled climate environment possible.

We have climate controlled units ranging from small to large. You may only need us for a few months, or you may find that our units fit your long-term plans. Give us a call or come see us, and protect your treasures! Beltline and Security Stor-Alls are located in Mobile, Alabama for all your storage needs! Check out Beltline and Security on Facebook, or visit us online at

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