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Bed Bug Safety Tips When Renting Storage

Storage rentals are a great way to get rid of extra clutter around the house. But, with communal walls, it's a prime situation for getting bed bugs.

Avoid bedbugs at all costs with these great tips.

Bedbug tips for renting storage:

  • Look online for storage facilities with reviews you can trust, especially if you are storing furniture, or cloth items.
     
  • Ask the storage facilities what if any precautions they take against bed bugs. Shrink wrap items if possible.
     
  • Check unit regularly for and signs of bed bugs.
     
  • Using places with mostly commercial storage may be a slightly better bet since they most likely have new products that have not been in individual homes yet.
     
  • Seal as much as you can in bed bug proof encasements, anti-bedbug laundry bags, and bed bug proof luggage liners.
     
  • If it just won’t fit, airtight plastic should also do the trick.
     
  • Steaming your belongings before bringing them back into your home is a good idea because bed bugs can’t survive that.
     
  • Vikane Gas is a bit more expensive, but is a good way to go, especially if you have found signs of bed bugs. – And it’s still cheaper than paying for a house-wide extermination.
     
  • Make sure the truck taking your belongings home is bed bug free.
     

More bedbug tips to protect your home:

When getting married & setting up a new home

When buying your first bed

When using a cleaning service

Bed Bug Tips for Landlords

When choosing a caterer

When renovating or redecorating

When buying an apartment/home

When returning from a trip

When living in a multi-unit house

When renting an apartment/home

When renting furniture (for home, office, or party)

When inviting guests

Preparing for Bed Bug Exterminator Services

 
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