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Keeping Critters out of Your Car, Boat, or RV in Storage

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Keeping Critters out of Your Car, Boat, or RV in Storage

Of course you know by now that we offer plenty of secure, convenient, and affordable self-storage solutions in Lawton, OK and beyond, but did you know that you can also store your car, RV, or boat here? That’s right! Storage ‘R’ Us offers a wide range of options for vehicle self-storage, from auto storage in Lawton to RV storage and even boat storage.

Vehicle self-storage comes in a lot of different forms. You can park your car in a storage unit, take advantage of our covered RV storage in Lawton, or park it out in the open under a tarp. Whatever option is right for you, before you bring in your car, motorcycle, boat, or RV, there are a few things you’ll want to do to get it ready for self-storage, especially to keep furry critters and other pests from getting inside.

Think about it: A stored vehicle would seem like a pretty cushy home to bugs and rodents. There are padded seats to burrow and nest into, and plenty of hidey-holes to keep them safe from predators. Just imagine the palace that a parked RV would seem to a mouse in the winter! So what’s the best way to keep ’em out?

Well, depending on the level of vehicle self-storage that you’re planning to use—and the type of vehicle you’re planning to store—your pest-proofing needs may vary, but there are a few good rules of thumb to keep in mind. The first and perhaps most important is to clean your vehicle thoroughly before you bring it in to auto storage in Lawton. That’s just good general advice, but it also means that there won’t be crumbs and other bits of food to attract insects and other pests. By the same token, you’ll also want to make sure that you take all the food out of your RV before you put it into RV storage in Lawton.

For boat storage, make sure that you get a tight-fitting cover, even if you’re going to be storing your boat under covered storage or even inside. And do what you can to seal any gaps around the doors of your RV before it goes into long-term storage.

A bit of steel wool stuck in your tailpipe can help keep critters from nesting inside—just leave yourself a note so you remember to take it out again! Of course, depending on what you’re trying to keep out, there are plenty of pest repellents and even traps that you can buy that are safe for use in your vehicles, and of course, it never hurts to toss in some mothballs to protect upholstery and fabrics. Dryer sheets can also work wonders by repelling mice and other vermin, and will also leave your car smelling like fresh laundry! Our friendly vehicle self-storage experts can help you find the right solution for your vehicle.

So if you’re in the market for auto storage in Lawton—whether you’re looking to store a car, boat, RV, or any other vehicle—look no further than vehicle self-storage from Storage ‘R’ Us!

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