Some people keep rats for pets. Others desperately try to keep their storage facility clear of rodents of any kind. Whether you’re hiring pest control or keeping rat-atouille in a cage, here’s how you (and your tenants) can keep the ‘pesky pests’ from destroying your tenants’ property.
When we say pesky pests there’s a number of things we could be discussing.
Termites, bed bugs, cockroaches, ants, and of course, rodents. Since we offer rodent protection in our plans we’ll be focusing on rodents, but the advice you’ll find below applies to all kinds of pests.
If you’re at an established facility, more than likely you already have some form of professional pest control. And, unless you were a previous pest control professional it’s unlikely you have the resources and knowledge to handle pest control at your facility.
But perhaps your current vendor isn’t providing satisfactory results, or you’re opening a new facility and starting the look from scratch.
Here are a few tips on sorting out the pro’s from the cons.
The best price isn’t always the right price. As with anything else, you get what you pay for. The cheapest pest control company may not be as effective.
Find out what services you’ll need. Not every company is created equal and some will provide different kinds of protection. While most of them will have the basics, if your area suffers from a specific rodent, you’ll want to ensure the company you’re looking at has experience in dealing with that breed.
Weight the services offered, price, and reviews. The best advice we’ve seen is to look at the mid-range reviews, they are usually the most honest and can help you see the positives and negatives of the company.
As an owner/operator/manager there are a handful of ways you can help make your facility a little less desirable to rodents.
Don’t forget, your tenants’ ability to contribute. It’s already well known that food storage is a no-no, but there are a multitude of ways your tenants can help the fight against rodents and pests. Pass these 11 tips to your tenants:
There’s no doubt that rodents impact all storage facilities, no matter how well-kept. The good news is, there are options for both owners and tenants to help prevent issues and address infestations before they become too damaging. And when all else fails, there’s TPP. We protect tenants’ property in case an infestation does occur. And that’s not all. We’ve got a whole list of unexpected disasters and damages that we pay the replacement costs for your tenants. Help your tenants prevent the unexpected, and let us protect them when all else fails.
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