RV Pest Inspection
At A-1 Bonded Termite, we provide RV pest inspections to keep your home-away-from-home as free of rodents and insects as your permanent residence. And, whether you live in your RV full-time or only take it out occasionally, we take every precaution to prevent pests from invading your space.
Pest Control Challenges of RV Living
First, pests can cause problems no matter where you live. However, RV living comes with unique challenges. For example, the structure is different from a house or apartment. For instance, RVs often have gaps and cracks where bugs and mice can enter easily. Second, people often live more casually on the road and sometimes fail to clean as thoroughly. Third, with little storage space, you need to develop effective ways to store foodstuffs safe from pest invasions.
In addition, any time you store your RV for extended periods, you leave it vulnerable to whatever pests are in the storage lot. You may not even think about problems in your RV until you pick it up and find a mess inside. Finally, you are closer to the outside environment, and in many cases, you park your RV in wilderness areas where there are a lot of rodents and insects.
It just makes sense to have an RV pest inspection to uncover and prevent pest problems with all these extra challenges.
Inspecting for Pests in an RV
As the first order of business, we inspect your RV to discover any pests that are already living inside it. We are experts in pest identification. Also, we know what kinds of spaces each pest prefers and how they enter. Once we find pests, we identify them and create a plan for eliminating them from your space. Some of the most common pests found in RVs include:
- Bed bugs
Of course, nearly any pest that might come into your home can also come into your RV. Here in Southern California, you might also find snakes, lizards, or other desert-dwelling pests inside your RV. In every case, we start by finding and identifying all the pests that have made a home in your RV, even if you did not realize they were there.
RV Pest Control Treatments for RVs
After we complete the pest inspection, we recommend a plan for eliminating current pests from your RV. This plan might include spraying insecticides, placing bait traps, or even fumigating the entire RV. It all depends on what types of pests have come inside your RV and the severity of the infestation.
You always have control over whether we proceed with treatment or not. Either way, the inspection has told you what kind of pest problem you have and what it will take to overcome it. If you decide to have us treat after an RV pest inspection, we use the most effective, advanced, and safest pest removal options necessary to rid your RV of unwanted insects, rodents, and other pests.
RV Pest Prevention Strategies
The final step in an RV pest inspection visit involves helping you formulate strategies for preventing pests from coming inside your RV. In some cases, our technicians can set up the prevention treatment before they leave. But for some prevention methods, you might need to change the way you do things. Working together, we can ensure your RV stays clean and pest-free for the long haul.
Closing Gaps and Cracks
RVs typically have many gaps and cracks where pests can enter. Closing those gaps may include using caulk, foam insulation, or installing insect screens. In addition, you need to look all over your RV’s exterior, including underneath. We can do this for you as a part of the inspection and either close the gaps ourselves or advise you on how to do it.
Storing Food Properly
As we perform your RV pest inspection, we identify any food storage problems that might attract pests. We recommend taking measures like storing foods in thick plastic containers, taking all food out of the RV when not in use, and cleaning up all crumbs immediately after eating. If you feel unsure about whether a food storage method will keep out pests, just ask us! With our extensive experience in RV pest control, we know what does and does not work.
Setting Up Camp
As a part of your RV pest inspection, we can provide you with a list of things to do whenever you park your RV. For instance, we recommend that you look for anthills and other pests in the space where you park your RV. Then, you can take preventative measures as soon as you arrive to avoid any infestations later on.
Dealing with Trash
Humans make a lot of trash, and in an RV, it can create pest problems. All too often, campers find mice and other rodents in their wastebaskets. For this, we might recommend keeping trash in containers with lids that snap tightly closed. However, we suggest that you get the trash out of your RV after every meal and each night if possible.
Preparing for RV Storage
Because we carefully inspect your RV and know the challenges of storing an RV, we can give you a list of steps to take before you place your RV in a storage lot. These steps will include preparing your RV and inspecting the lot to identify any potential problems lurking there.
Expert RV Pest Inspection
Finally, when you want an RV pest inspection expert, you need look no further than A-1 Bonded Termite. We have been providing RV pest control services for many years. We know how RV makers design and build these structures and the common problem areas in RVs. As for the pests themselves, no one knows them better than A-1. We know what they look like, how they move, their habitats and behaviors, and what it takes to get them out and keep them out. We also know the Southern California area exceptionally well, so we can advise you on environmental concerns that will impact your pest control issues. Best of all, we are skilled in creating pest management strategies to keep you on the road to pest-free RV living.