Is the Crawl Space the Source of Pests in my Home?

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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 Encapsulation

Insects and rodents prefer a damp environment to nest. Crawl space encapsulation 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:

 

  • Centipedes
  • Millipedes
  • Pill Bugs (aka Roly Polies, Sow Bugs)
  • Silverfish and Firebrats
  • Earwigs
  • Carpenter Ants
  • Cockroaches

 

Waterproofing Crawl Space and Basement

If you’re finding water leakage or intrusion in your basement or crawl space, you could be running the risk of having not only moisture problems which can affect the rest of your house but insect infestation as well. Termites are a large risk when it comes to mold and moisture in the lowest and most damp parts of the home. Over time, this can cause damage to the foundation or lead to further mold and mildew issues. It is the odors or mycotoxins, that mold produces which attracts termites and makes wood more appetizing. By waterproofing your basement or crawl space you are addressing and removing the water to permanently resolve the moisture issues.

 

The Bottom Line

Save yourself the time and money on pest control services and even more money preventing costly damage done by crawl space and basement moisture. If you’re fed up with finding pests in your home, it’s time to get to the root of the problem. Remove the mold, encapsulate and waterproof your crawl space or basement.

 

Call the Crawl Space and Basement Specialists!

Contact the experts in Raleigh NC today at (919) 847-7072 and schedule your no-obligation consultation with one of our Certified Mold Professionals. You can also fill out our online contact form to learn more about the benefits of our crawl space and basement services and schedule your free, no-obligation estimate today! We will visit your home to give you the most accurate price point for the job.