Household pests have three basic requirements to support an active infestation: a food source, a harborage area where they can survive comfortably and multiply, and moisture. Pest problems often begin when there are moisture problems within a property, which is why it’s important to implement crawl space insect control into your home maintenance plan.
Loyal Termite & Pest Control understands the importance of eliminating excess moisture in order to protect a home and its inhabitants from pests year-round.
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When you Need Crawl Space Pest Control
With excess moisture under or around the outside of a home, there will be increased numbers of household pests, such as rodents, spiders, house ants, carpenter ants, centipedes, earwigs, and crickets of all varieties. Some of the signs of moisture problems that indicate you may need crawl space insect control include:
- Greenish discoloration on siding
- Crumbling bricks or masonry
- Standing water around the foundation
- Blistered or peeling paint on siding or interior walls
- Water stains on patio or porch
- Wet crawl space soil
- Flooring that has settled, is no longer level, has separated from the baseboards, or feels spongy when walking on it
- Sweating on walls or floors
- Mildew on walls or ceiling
- Musty smell
Crawl Space Dehumidifiers
Excess moisture in the crawl space of a home can also attack the integrity of the wood that supports the home. Wood can rot, causing physical damage to the home. Damp wood produces mold and mildew, fueling allergies and respiratory problems that affect the health of the residents of the property!
As a part of our crawl space moisture control process, we will install crawl space dehumidifiers that work to eliminate the sources of excess moisture in your property.
Effective Crawl Space Moisture Control
Moisture accumulation under a house, around the foundation, in the gutters, around the perimeter, or within the house is a breeding ground for pest problems. The experts at Loyal Termite & Pest Control has been providing crawl space pest control for more than 50 years. Call us today to learn more about our moisture control services!Back to Residential Pest Control
Crawl Space Moisture Control in Virginia
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