Preventing Bed Bugs in Storage Units

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By the time you find the evidence of bed bugs living in your home – you may have a serious problem. These little insects may seem harmless, but they can cause a large number of problems. Especially for your sanity! The biggest issue is that for most, you can’t get rid of them very easily. They are persistent, and you will need to spend some time on preparing and executing your “getting-rid-of-them” plan. For many, these issues come into play during a move or the months leading up to a move. One of the most common questions we get, is what about storage? Once you rent a storage unit, you want your items to be safe and sound. Learn how to keep your storage bed bug free!

The first thing you should do is to find the right storage facility

In order to keep your items safely stored, you will need to find a storage facility that meets this standard. What’s the best way to find great storage?

  • Ask the people you trust for references.
  • Online search.

The best, and the safest option, for finding the storage unit that fits your needs and meets all your standards is asking the people you trust for references. Ask your family members, co-workers and friends if they have recommendations for you. And the chances are – you know someone who knows someone who has the right storage solution for you. Finding a reputable storage company is essential!

The next best option – open your internet browser and start your search. There are many storage facilities online, so make sure you choose the right one. And remember one thing – the price doesn’t always represent the quality of given services. Check reviews and customer feedback, storage information, customer service practices and more.

Inspect the storage unit before packing it with your belongings

This step is very important. There are two ways in which your items can get infested with bed bugs in a storage facility.

  1. By putting your belongings into a storage unit that is infested by bed bugs.
  2. By bringing already infested items into a clean unit.

How to increase your chances at keeping your storage bed bug-free

Inspect your items before storing them! This is really the only way you can know for sure that your items are safe. A professional bed bug exterminator can take care of this for you, and you can then rest assured that your items are safe and sound once you get the “all clear!”

The same goes for the storage unit you have selected. Your exterminator should be your best friend. Bed bugs are quite small, and someone who isn’t experienced enough can miss out on their presence. That is the main reason why you should stick to the professionals. That is – if you want the job well done. And we know you do!

What about other factors?

Make sure you pick the right storage unit. What does ‘right’ mean? It means you will be able to store your items in it and be confident that nothing bad is going to happen. Inspect the temperature control functions. Make sure that the whole unit is clean. What about air conditioning? You don’t want any mold in your unit! Check every little detail of the storage unit in question before signing any legal documents and officially renting one.

How to move your items to the storage unit in a safe manner

Let professionals help you relocate your home and move your items to the storage facility. This is the best way to transfer your personal belongings to the storage facility in a safe manner. Your items can get infested with bed bugs anywhere down the road. That is the main reason why you should hire a professional moving company to help you with this task.  Make sure you pick a company that has tidy and clean trucks. Many people use their services, and any of them can leave bed bugs behind. Hire movers that offer you trucks that meet all your standards, not only the price range. And remember – hiring the most experienced moving company for the job is always the best way to go! And most importantly – the safest one!

Why is hiring professionals for the job the best choice you can make?

You don’t want anything bad to happen to your belongings. And that should be a reason enough. Hiring professionals for the job are the only way you can rest assured nothing bad is going to happen to your belongings. You need to cover all the bases – from finding the right storage unit that meets all your standard, to letting professional bed bug exterminators who can inspect it for you. There is no need for you to stress about your belongings’ safety once you store them. Make sure you do everything by the book, and the chances are – you won’t be sorry!

What if you already have a bed bug problem?

There is only one solution to this problem – turning to bed bug exterminators for help. Try to be patient. Your exterminator will do everything that’s in his power to make this problem go away – but he will still need some time to do so. Bed bugs are very persistent. And we mean – very! That is the main reason why you need to do everything that you can to keep your storage bed bug free before your items get infested. Proper planning and providing enough time to take care of a bed bug problem before a move, is essential!