Preservation Benefits

Pests in the home

Prevent Pests in the Home by Reducing Excess Moisture

Control Household Pests with a Dehumidifier

Household pests like cockroaches, termites, and dust mites love excess moisture.

These household pests are difficult to spot, harder to remove, and detrimental to your home's Healthy Air. Balance your home's high humidity to prevent household pest infestations. Basements and crawl spaces are usually where these pests enter your home. 

Cockroaches can carry harmful diseases and can exacerbate asthma. Cockroaches can spread their allergens throughout your home, especially in high-traffic areas like the kitchen and bedroom. For someone with an allergy to cockroaches, it is imperative to eliminate cockroaches quickly. 


Despite their size, household pests, such as termites, can create large amounts of damage to your home and your budget. It can cost several hundred dollars to several thousand dollars to exterminate termites.  Termites love feasting on wood, plastic, paper, and cardboard.

Just like cockroaches, their thin size makes high humidity necessary. Termites like to stay inside your home's drywall, feasting on moist cellulose products, and creating tunnels.

Dust mites are tiny, microscopic particles that can cause itchy and red rashes. They feed on dead skin and pet dander, live mostly in high humidity climates, and can survive by absorbing water from humidity in the atmosphere. That’s why you see older homes, homes located in humid climates, or homes with musty/mildew odors as being more susceptible to dust mites. No matter where your home is located though, you can find them in clothing, mattresses, bedding, carpets, pillows, rugs, pet bedding, furniture, blinds, curtains, and stuffed animals, to name a few. 

Getting rid of pests in the home requires a few simple steps. 

First, you have to seal up all the corners in your home to prevent them from getting into your home. Second, you need to reduce your home's excess moisture. 

See how AprilAire can help with these household pests so you can get back your Healthy Home. 


How AprilAire Can Help With Pests in the Home


Pests love areas that have a ton of humidity, which is why most pests are found in your basement. Most pests have a thin layer of protection which leaves them vulnerable but makes them adept at hiding and surviving.

Household pests are a likely sign that you may have other high humidity issues too like mold growth.Reducing the excess moisture in your home will make it difficult for household pests to survive inside your home. Simply, if they cannot survive, they cannot reproduce and they cannot damage your home. 

An AprilAire Healthy Waterproofing Pro can seal your basement or crawl space with a vapor barrier to keep your basement floor and walls dry. Additionally, they can install a whole-house dehumidifier inside your home to reduce your home's high humidity. 

AprilAire Dehumidifiers are Recognized as ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient for 2022, AprilAire's high-capacity, whole-home dehumidifiers set the standard for humidity control and energy efficiency.

With intuitive digital controls, you can easily set and control the moisture inside your home to reduce household pests that impact your home's health and structure.

Each dehumidifier is designed and manufactured in the USA and is outfitted with corrosion-resistant coils and a sturdy design to prevent leakage. Additionally, each unit comes backed by a 5-year warranty.

Lastly, an AprilAire Dehumidifier can provide peace of mind that you and your family are protected.

Make sure your home is protected from high humidity and household pests by contacting a local Healthy Waterproofing Pro

Please note: If there is already a pest infestation in your home, you will have to call an exterminator. 

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