moisture controlExcess moisture is a major contributing factor to pest infections in the home. If not regulated, moisture can attract insects and can lead to severe infestation. If you suspect your North Wilkesboro home is subjected to humid circumstances, it’s important to think about your options before you have a pest problem. 

Luckily, there are plenty of efficient methods for keeping the moisture levels in your home, and Rid-A-Bug is glad to be the leading provider of these solutions to homeowners

Why Do Crawl Spaces Attract Pests?

Pests that prefer to live near accessible water sources are attracted to the moisture buildup in crawl spaces. Depending on the season, this includes ants, cockroaches, termites, silverfish, and other insects. 

Furthermore, if your crawl space is excessively humid, you may see an increase in spiders surrounding your home. These predators will congregate in areas with a lot of insect activity. 

How Can I Prevent Crawlspace Moisture?

You can take a number of preventable actions with Rid-A-Bug to reduce the accumulation of moisture in your crawlspace, including:

  1. Waterproof your basement to protect your crawlspace from moisture damage caused by basement flooding. Additionally, it will create a dry environment that is not conducive to mold, mildew, and pests. 
  2. Check for plumbing leaks because leaks can quickly lead to a moisture problem in your crawlspace. If you discover any cracked or leaking pipes, use a silicone-based sealant to seal them.
  3. Installing a dehumidifier in your home's basement will allow you to control the humidity levels. By doing this, you'll be able to keep the basement dry and maintain the structural integrity of your floor system and walls.
  4. For a long-term solution and to prevent severe property damage and have a problem-free crawlspace, install moisture barriers and close your crawlspace. 

Benefits of Humidity Control for Your Home

Excess moisture in your North Wilkesboro home can appeal to various pests that live and breed in wet, moist environments. Some of the advantages of crawlspace encapsulation include:

  • Better air quality throughout the home, resulting in a more comfortable living environment.
  • Mold and mildew are less likely to grow and cause structural damage.
  • Energy-efficient and reduced heating and cooling costs.
  • Prevent an unpleasant environment for pests, especially wood-destroying insects like termites. 

Crawl Space Encapsulation Services North Wilkesboro, NC

Moisture not only can cause significant damage to your home's structural integrity, but it can also lead to pest infestations and mold growth. Our team of specialists provides encapsulate service to offer long-term comfort and safety for North Wilkesboro homes and protection from pest problems caused by moisture problems.

We have been assisting western Carolinas for more than 45 years and consider our clients' positive ratings of our services to be a measure of our success. We want to serve you and your family with the same level of service. Contact Rid-A-Bug for more information on our encapsulation services