For the last 100 years, we have basically ignored that damp, ugly space under our…
With temperatures beginning to drop, pests like rodents and insects can get into the house through your crawl space. While having a crawl space can be very convenient for accessing pipes, and storing unused items, it is also an ideal breeding ground for unwanted houseguests. If you are already experiencing a pest concern, it may require attention by a professional pest control company. However, going forward it’s important to prevent future infestations from occurring or reoccurring by treating your crawl space or basement. Here are some solutions which will bring you peace of mind and fewer pests beneath the floorboards.
Crawl Space EncapsulationInsects and rodents prefer a damp environment to nest. Crawl space waterproofing will prevent moisture buildup, while also decreasing energy costs and preventing “dirty air” from finding its way into your home. Having bugs in your basement or crawl space doesn’t mean you keep an unclean home, but it could be an indication of foundation problems and present moisture. Most of these common bugs need moisture to thrive and could very well be coming from your crawl space:
- Pill Bugs (aka Roly Polies, Sow Bugs)
- Silverfish and Firebrats
- Carpenter Ants