Sealing off your crawlspace or basement is an integral part of in-home pest control. Pests like rodents, termites, and other insects love excess moisture provided by basements and crawlspaces. Most of the time, they get into your home through gaps in your home's structure. Sealing up these gaps can help prevent pests and excess moisture from entering the home.
Despite their size, pests can create a ton of damage. Once they're inside your home, they are a nuisance. They will chew through your home's structure and they can be tough to remove once they've nestled inside your home. For example, the termite industry is a billion-dollar industry annually. Removing excess moisture is a cost-effective solution for in-home pest control.
If you already have pests, you’ll first need to contact an exterminator. They can clear out the existing inhabitants of your basement so you can focus on making sure they don’t come back.
Then, an experienced professional can close off any gaps or openings, and recommend a solution for preventing excess water from entering the basement or crawl space. These methods usually include basement waterproofing or crawl space encapsulation.
Another tool for in-home pest control and excess moisture is an Aprilaire dehumidifier. These units are made specifically for basements and crawl spaces, with a range of sizes to handle different capacities (based on the size of your basement and the amount of moisture that needs to be removed). An Aprilaire dehumidifier can also help remove any excess moisture inside your home that may be alluring to pests.
To get started with in home pest control, contact a Healthy Waterproofing expert today.
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