It’s summer, and you know what that means — if you haven’t already, it is time to take the RV on a camping trip or road trip. That being said, you first have to clean up the RV and deal with all of the critters that made it home during the off-season, right?
All too often, people believe that pest infestations in stored recreational vehicles are unavoidable. After all, it is hard enough to deal with pests in their home — so it makes sense that an unattended vehicle in storage might become infested. That being said, there are plenty of things that you can do as an RV owner to ensure that your vehicle remains pest-free during storage and is ready to go for your next summer adventure.
As a manufacturer of natural outdoor pest control products, we understand the unique challenges associated with RV maintenance and pest prevention. Because of this, we thought it might be beneficial to discuss a few things that you can do to ensure that your RV remains pest-free during the off-season and is ready to go for your next camping trip or road trip.
Keep It Clean
What is the number one cause for pest infestations? While we are unsure of the exact statistics, we believe that it is a dirty, cluttered, and food-filled home — and that goes for your home on wheels too!
Pest infestations do not occur simply because your RV is parked in a particular area. Instead, infestations happen because the conditions inside of your camper are more favorable than conditions outside of it. Clutter inside of your camper can provide pests with the ideal habitat while food crumbs and leftovers in the pantry can provide them with an appealing source of food.
To avoid an infestation in the first place, it is imperative that you clean your RV extremely well and remove all food from it before you put it into storage. If there is no food in the RV, it is more than likely that you will not have an infestation on your hands when you take your RV out of storage. That being said, even if your RV is completely clean pests might seek access to it purely for shelter.
Seal All Potential Entry Points
When most people think of pests infesting their RV, they typically picture insect infestations caused by the presence of food. While yes, cockroaches, silverfish, and other common insect pests might be looking for food in your camper, there is a more destructive pest that might be looking to make your camper or RV their new home.
Rodents are among the most common pests to infest recreational vehicles during storage. Sure, a rodent might look to your RV for food, but it is also just as likely that a rodent looks to gain entry to your RV simply to make it home. And with your camper being a sealed environment that goes undisturbed by your presence while it is in storage, it is a prime candidate for a nest.
The best way to ensure that your RV remains pest-free in storage, aside from keeping it clean, is to seal all of the potential entry points that a rodent might use to gain access to your RV. For some, this is as simple as plugging the gap under the door. For older campers, however, it might be more intensive.
A great tool for rodent-proofing a camper is insulating foam sealant. Coming in a pressurized can with a spray applicator, you can simply spray a potential entry point on the outside of your vehicle and the foam will expand and harden — closing the hole.
Utilize Indoor And Outdoor Pest Control Products
When people think of pest control products, they think of the products that you can buy at the hardware store to deal with pests upon discovering an infestation. At Sniff ‘n’ Stop, we see pest control products as a tool that should be used before an infestation occurs to prevent the infestation from ever happening.
But why would I subject myself to chemicals if there are no pests present?
That’s a good question. Why would you do that? And normally, that would be a good point. That being said, Sniff ‘n’ Stop indoor and outdoor pest control products are 100% natural and are sourced from organic essential oils.
By placing a product like the Sniff ‘n’ Stop Large Deterrent Pouch inside of your recreational vehicle or a product like Sniff ‘n’ Stop Coarse Granules outside of your vehicle, you can deter pests from ever trying to gain entry.
Order Natural Pest Control Products Today!
Whether you are breaking out the camper for the summer or preparing it for the upcoming winter, it is important to consider what you can do to reduce your chances of having a pest infestation. By keeping your RV clean, sealing all of the potential pest entry points, and placing natural pest control products in a preventative manner, it is possible to avoid discovering a pest infestation next time that you open up the camper door. So what are you waiting for? Order your natural pest control products today and give your RV the protection that it deserves.
If you have any questions about our innovative pest control products, we urge you to contact us today. We look forward to helping you keep your RV pest-free with our natural pest control products!