Do you wish insects would just leave your home alone? You never want to see ants crawling across the floor again. Those cockroaches that keep appearing in the basement had better find a new place to live. Insects are gross and annoying, but thankfully, they are not that hard to get rid of if you rely on a professional pest control service. They can use the right combination of baits, traps, and sprays to get rid of the pesky insects. They'll leave your home alone just like you've always wanted. Read more in the articles to follow; we go into more detail.
If you hear strange noises coming from your crawl space, chances are a small pest, such as a mouse or squirrel, has made their way inside. Unfortunately, the minor annoyance can turn into a major problem when the pests in your crawl space start causing damage, keeping your awake at night, or even dying and creating a horrible smell.
Here are a few simple ways you can keep your crawl space pest-free.
Seal Off Any Openings and Repair Foundation Damage
Locate any damage, cracks, holes, and vulnerable spots inside the crawl space. Fix the damage and fill the cracks with caulk, expandable foam, or wood. Focus on areas on the outer foundation and repair any damage as well. Look at the door and frame from your home into the crawl space. Any pests or rodents who make it inside your home could wiggle down into the crawl space, become trapped, and perish.
Trim Bushes and Clean Up Debris
A messy, overgrown yard is enticing to pests because it provides a perfect place to hide out and eventually enter your home or crawl space. Clean up any brush, debris, or overgrown hedges and bushes around the perimeter of your home. Mow your lawn often and eliminate any standing water, which will also make your yard more attractive to pests.
After you have cleared away the brush and debris, contact a professional pest control company to place traps around the exterior perimeter of your home. This will add an extra layer of protection to help prevent larger pests, including squirrels and mice, from entering your home.
Ask A Professional About Crawl Space Encapsulation
Many homeowners who deal with a rodent problem in their crawl space also have several other issues, including excess moisture, musty odors, mold, and higher humidity in the main house. Crawl space encapsulation is a solution to all these problems and more. The best place to start the encapsulation process is to have a professional install a vapor barrier in the crawl space.
The vapor barrier is a specialized plastic system that is laid on the ground and attached to the walls to prevent moisture and humidity in the crawl space. A professional might also recommend sealing any vents in the crawl space with foam board insulation and adding a thermal barrier to the wall of your crawl space.
If you are dealing with a pest problem in your crawl space, there are several things you can do to put an end to this common issue, including crawl space encapsulation.Share
18 June 2020