PEST CONTROL: Keeping Vermin At Bay … The Non-Toxic Way

Posted by MiniCo on Apr 14, 2014 12:00:00 AM

PEST CONTROL: Keeping Vermin At Bay … The Non-Toxic Way

Every living creature on our planet has a purpose and plays an important part in the ecosystem. Yet, these creatures can be quite a nuisance—or pest—when they inhabit our property. By definition, a “pest” is an organism which has characteristics that are regarded by humans as injurious, destructive, or unwanted. What’s more, the injuries and destruction pests produce can be costly—especially if there is an infestation. Fortunately, there are several simple, nontoxic, and inexpensive ways to prevent pests from invading your self-storage facility. So, before you call the exterminator or buy noxious pesticides, give these preventative measures a try.

Facility Upkeep

When it comes to pest control, the main objective is to keep critters from entering your buildings. Because pests typically enter a building through a small hole, crack, or crevice, routine maintenance of your self-storage facility is a necessity. Therefore, the most logical place to start is outside with an inspection of the facility’s exterior walls, doors, and windows. During the inspection, take notes as to the location of any cracks, crevices, holes, etc., that you find as they will need to be sealed with caulking or expandable foam. Both caulking and expandable foam are inexpensive and can be purchased at a local hardware store. For the best results, buy waterproof products that are made specifically for outdoor use.

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