I always tell customers to put mice poison in their units, you know the little pellets. I tell them that I cannot even keep mice out of my house and I even have a cat. Seriously, you cannot keep mice out of a house, do people honestly expect us to keep them out of storage units????
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I have been using outdoor traps all around the buildings. Chateau calls them "depot mouse traps." They are designed so cats and dogs cannot enter, only hungry, unsuspecting mice can get in. It's creepy, I know, but so much better than mice and their droppings in a customer's unit.
I still offer customers the packets of mouse bait to use in the units, however very few take me up on that offer.
We have a pest control company that comes around for $65 month to rebait/replace bait traps if necessary, spray around buildings when needed and in case of fires nearby or in this months case little furry things beginning to look for cold weather accomodations..he will rebait 2 or 3 times a month if needed...he uses a special kind of poison that only kills the furry thing that actually injests the poison and any secondary animal (such as my dog or cat) that might injest the dead thing, will throw up and not get poisoned. We also have a couple of "barn cats" from the humane society that are wild and live outdoors all on their own and help keep the population down as well as my "huntess" cat that brings me everything for gifts!!
Using this service gives us the peace-of-mind that if someone does get little deposits in their unit, we can show we are taking precautions.
Sorry, thought of one other thing...advise her that anything that smells, such as perfume, toothpaste, potpori (sp?), shampoo, etc...even a "clean" bar-b-que will draw things to her unit and to make sure none of those types of things are present. often people only think "food" and not things that can put out a perfumy or other odor.