With the weather warming up, every homeowner should ensure their home’s temperature is consistent for comfortable living. Unfortunately, your crawlspace could be contributing to your home’s ever-changing temperature. Crawlspaces can be impacted by moisture and pests, making it essential to take care of these issues promptly.
Moisture in Your Crawlspace
Along with pests, the high humidity in the south can also contribute to conditions suitable for mold growth and wood rot. Over time, these conditions cause severe health issues for family members who suffer from asthma and allergies. If you notice the excess moisture in your crawlspace, it’s best to resolve it in a timely manner so those easily affected can breathe easier.
Pests in Your Crawlspace
The crawlspace environment is very attractive to all kinds of pests that can be bad for you and your home. During the cooler months, pests and wildlife will seek shelter and comfort in crawlspaces. Some pests that might find refuge in your crawlspace include ants, crickets, spiders, mice, and cockroaches. Termites will also find it easier to eat away at your home’s structure if it is moist enough.
Crawlspace Care Tips
One of the best ways to prevent inconsistent temperatures, humidity, and pests in your home is by enclosing or encapsulating your crawlspace, though there are do-it-yourself preventative measures you can implement on your own to improve your home’s crawlspace.
- Replace any loose mortar around foundations and weatherstripping around windows and doors.
- Eliminate moisture by repairing leaky faucets and clearing clogged drains.
- Seal any exterior cracks or holes to keep pests from easily accessing your home.
- Eliminate any additional food supplies and hiding places for pests and wildlife such as woodpiles stored near your home.
- Call a professional pest control company to provide you with a thorough home inspection and set you up with a comprehensive treatment and prevention plan.
Enclose Your Crawlspace
Investing in crawlspace encapsulation will help eliminate moisture issues and improve the air quality for you and your family.
If you suspect you have a pest infestation in your crawlspace, reach out to your local pest control company to schedule a free inspection to receive the best plan of action for prevention today!