December 01, 2014 at 1:08pm
that donut eating rat got you thinking?
First: Make sure all gaps and holes are filled with some Great Stuff or foam filler. Get some weather stripping for doors and windows.
Second: Give it one good cleaning, wiping down all the walls and surfaces with bleach solution. Make sure to open windows and doors so that it dries out real well on a low humidity day. Throw away or wash all soiled garments, old food, etc.
Also, you may want to give the inside of that old jalopy a coat of paint so that you are dealing with smooth surfaces that are easy to clean.
Third: when you leave, set off two bug/spider foggers and leave out some rat poison.
Fourth: when you return, repeat the wipe down. Make sure you clean up all the dead bugs and rodents!
Set off bug bombs periodically to keep them in check. Also, may want to get some dehumidifying buckets.
Thereafter, keep all food sealed and make sure that it is swept up and cleaned every trip. Blankets and pillows are a haven for bugs, so zip them up in comforter bags every time you leave. the little extra work makes things much more comfortable. It'll be suitable for bringing females in no time (not that you really want them there)!