Why Self Storage Facilities Are Very Attractive To Pests
Operators of self storage facilities often have their hands full with facility management that they overlook the importance of exterminator services to control an infestation. The fact is pest infestation can damage the stored possessions of tenants and ruin the company’s reputation. Storage facilities are susceptible to pests because of the type and volume of goods stored including the length of time between the tenant’s visits.
Pest invasion when overlooked can quickly spread. Rodents are not only a nuisance; they can cause serious damage to property and stored goods. They can spread several diseases through contact with their feces, urine, saliva and bite. If the storage facility has rodents, it is important to take care of the problem the soonest possible time.
Storage facilities are attractive to rodents and cockroaches because they are undisturbed for long periods of time. There are tenants who very rarely visit their belongings which means that an infestation may go unnoticed until has it spread.
People hate cockroaches because they are dirty and annoying and a serious infestation can threaten health. Since cockroaches are very resilient, it is very difficult to get rid of them in the storage facilities. They could easily multiply to become a serious problem.
Bed bugs can be a serious problem in homes and hotels. They invade any place where there are humans. From one storage unit, bed bugs can quickly spread to other units through furniture, bags, boxes and suitcases. Based on research, bed bugs are very difficult to eliminate.
There are many different types of ants and while they do cause structural damage, they can multiply at a rapid rate. It is very easy for ants to invade a storage facility through tiny holes and cracks or any gaps in the structure. To avoid an ant infestation, it is important to seal all points of entry for pests.
A pest management program can be implemented with the help of exterminator services to avoid pest infestation. The exterminator will see to it that the plan is tailored according to needs of the facility. Pest management usually requires more than just pest-proofing the facility; precautionary measures must be undertaken so that the property will not be attractive to pests.