When you take your camping trailer out for a fun weekend, keeping it free of pests, such as flies, mosquitoes, and mice, is a pretty big priority. But when you are living in your camping trailer more full-time, you will want to do all you can to keep your living space free of any unwanted visitors. Pests staying in your camping trailer while you're using it can put you at risk of being stung or bitten or even getting a disease from mice, for example. Here are some great recommendations for you to implement while staying in your camping trailer so you can keep it free of pests.
Clean Inside Thoroughly
Whether or not you are a good housekeeper at home, you should always opt for being extra clean when you are living inside a camping trailer. Because a camping trailer contains so many openings and is less insulated than a traditional home, leaving food crumbs and spills from water and other beverages can attract insects and mice.
Clean your trailer's floors by sweeping regularly, focusing on the cracks and corners where crumbs can fall and stay unnoticed. Also, clean inside cupboards and behind and inside drawers to clean up any errant particles. Keep in mind that even a small puddle of standing water can attract insects, so wipe up any water puddles no matter how small.
It is also important to make sure you prevent insects and pests from coming into your trailer through any small openings. Install an insect mesh to seal up outside openings into your trailer through vents for the fridge, furnace, and water heater. Although these openings usually allow heat to exit your camper, when they aren't in use, they can provide a perfect entryway for pests. Additionally, check your screen door for any holes and have these repaired as soon as possible.
Get a Professional Pest Control Treatment
If you are already encountering pests and insects inside your trailer, you can hire a professional pest control service to get rid of them and prevent them from returning. They will be able to set bait or traps for rodents and other pests, as well as use a treatment to prevent insects and pests from returning.
If you are planning to live in your trailer during the winter, make sure you are diligent about using ongoing treatments for your trailer to prevent further pest problems. During winter, pests can seek out a warmer place to stay and your camper can make an easy target with its many openings and cracks.
For more information, contact a company that offers pest control services.