Would you like to live in a home that was less likely to get pests like termites, cockroaches, and wood rot (a type of fungi)?
How about living in a home with better air quality and energy efficiency?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then you are starting to see the long-term benefits of professional moisture control services.
A damp crawl space is an ideal place for termites and other bugs to the harbor. In fact, termites are much more likely to infest moisture-damaged wood since it will mimic what they eat in nature i.e., decaying trees. Also, other bugs like cockroaches will love a damp, fungus-laden crawl space since it will provide the moisture-rich environment they need (most bugs need a good amount of moisture to live, hence the lack of bugs in the desert and the large populations found in rainforests). Furthermore, wood decay fungi cause more damage to structures annually than termites do.
Also, a large portion of your air comes from your crawl space and travels up the home via the stack effect. A crawl space that is sealed, insulated, and has a dehumidifier designed for crawl spaces (with an air filter) will both improve the air quality of the home and the amount of energy used. No need to crank up the air conditioner if the air is less humid and more comfortable.
Not only what is directly under your house play a role in moisture control but what’s above it as well. Do you remember the last time you climbed up 37 feet to your roofline and cleaned the leaves and debris out of your gutters? Probably not. Having clogged gutters not only dumps water against your foundation instead of properly draining away from it but can cause rot to fascia and harborage areas for bugs.
Let the pros at Spencer Pest Services evaluate your home to provide moisture control solutions that will keep the pests away and your home in good repair! Our pest services give peace of mind to homeowners and business owners in North Carolina & South Carolina. Schedule your pest services now!