Tips for Pest Prevention

Sierra’s Glen Self Storage prides itself in maintaining a high standard of excellence at our storage property, which includes pest control and prevention. You can tell by visiting Sierra’s Glen that we keep everything clean, tidy and visually appealing at all times. After a tenant vacates a storage unit, the floor and walls are swept and wiped down. Fresh bait packs are placed in each unit along with welcome card for the new tenant acknowledging the day the unit was cleaned and inspected. Vacant units are cleaned periodically by the property manager on a rotating schedule so we can keep our standard of cleanliness at all times.

We take these steps to show our pride in Sierra’s Glen Self Storage. More importantly, we keep the property clean for our customers so that they feel welcome and secure when storing belongings with us. This high level of cleanliness is a great deterrent for pesky critters, the local wildlife, and other pests. Removing dirt and garbage from the property and inside the storage units takes away a nest for those four (or six or eight) legged troublemakers. Not only do we take all these steps to ensure cleanliness and prevent pests, we also contract with a professional pest control service to make regularly scheduled visits for preventive care and maintenance.

Peppermint OilsAlthough we do all these great things to keep those critters away, there are also steps you can take to add another layer of protection and prevention – because you can never be too careful:

  • Essential oils are a great item to keep on hand, and even keep in your storage unit. Spritzing peppermint oil in the corners of your unit or adding a few drops to cotton balls to place in each corner and the door works great! Most pests dislike the smell of peppermint and will find a different place to nest. It will smell wonderful for you and be pest free.
  • Try switching your essential oils with each season! Using cinnamon oil or tea tree (also known as melaleuca) during the winter months is a great holiday scent for you, and still very unpleasant for pests. Then switch to orange oils in the spring time. Again, it still smells nice for you and deters pests quite well.
  • Notify the property manager if you notice any pest issues in your unit or a neighboring unit. Here at Sierra’s Glen, we will strive to handle a pest situation as quickly as possible.

Perishable Foods ProhibittedThere is a list of prohibited items at Sierra’s Glen. We review the prohibited items and what is permitted to be stored in your unit or on the property during the first day you rent with us while reviewing the rental agreement. The regulations are in place to keep our customers and our property safe and clean. The biggest thing that attracts pests is food on the property. We specifically state in our regulations that tenants are NOT permitted to store perishable or food items in their storage units at any time. Should a furry creature happen to be passing through the neighborhood and you left grocery items in your unit, they WILL smell it and WILL find it. And they will likely keep coming back to check for more. Mess and destruction is sure to follow these little critters. If you comply with our rental agreement terms, you are much less likely to have any issues with pests.

If you have any questions about pest control, you can ask our knowledgeable property manager or contact us for more information. And, if you are ready to secure your storage unit, you can rent one online now.

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