Pest Control for Crawl Spaces
When Was The Last Time You Inspected Your Crawl Space?
Nearly all crawl spaces provide the ideal environment for pest infestations to flourish. Limited access to this area causes a great deal of difficulty to do a thorough and routine inspection of so this area is often untouched. In most states, including Kansas, crawl spaces have gaps in their construction and are cool and damp.
These conditions provide the opportunity for pests to enter and thrive in your home or business. A pest control technician can recommend certain techniques effective in diminishing the moisture and mold, essentially eliminating any incentive for pests to remain.
Crawl Space Protection
The average homeowner may not be aware that the most common infested area of the home is the crawl space or subfloor. It’s usually not a pleasant place to be and often an area forgotten about since most homeowners have no reason to go in that space.
There are a few ways to resolve crawl space issues that homeowners can choose from. One way is encapsulation where a vapor barrier is placed over the ground to shield water pipes and floors from moisture and maintain humidity levels under 60%. This provides greater energy efficiency as crawl space temperature stays closer to the interior temperature of the home.
Denying Pests Access Is Essential
After a pest control technician performs an inspection, a recommendation will be suggested at what changes should be made to eliminate pests from the crawl space. Crawl space protection is vital to keeping unwanted pests out of your home and decreasing the odds of resorting to actions such as extermination.
Some of the benefits of encapsulating a crawl space are lower energy bills, better indoor air quality, and reduced chances of costly floor repairs.
Would you like to know more about protecting your crawl space? Call us!