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Do Mothballs Repel Mice?

The long-term storage of your possessions can attract some unwanted guests. Mice will nibble on just about anything, so be proactive about protecting your stuff. Choosing a reputable storage rental company in Sunnyvale, CA is the first step toward ensuring your items will be in the same condition at the end of your lease as they were at the beginning. You can also take some precautions when you initially load your items into your storage unit, such as by using mothballs to discourage rodents.

Mothballs should ordinarily be used with caution, as they are toxic and will harm pets and children if ingested. Fortunately, this isn’t likely to be a problem in a storage shed rental. Place a few mothballs around the area, particularly where rodents might be able to enter. Bear in mind that the average mouse can squeeze itself through a hole as small as the size of a dime. Place a few mothballs near any cracks and vents, and scatter some along the inside threshold of the doorway.

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