Spring is right around the corner and so is something else that is a little less exciting: pest season. Pests are drawn to damp, dark areas and your dirt crawl space is the perfect home for these critters. Pests typically found in poorly maintained crawl spaces are mice, rats, termites, cockroaches, spiders, silverfish, and snakes. These pests enter the space through cracks, vents, and faulty exterior doors.  

A pest infestation can put your family’s health at risk. Pests spread diseases, emit foul odors, contaminate surfaces with their feces, and bring other pests into your home, like fleas and ticks. Pests can also severely damage the foundation of your home, leading to costly repairs. If you notice any shredded insulation, droppings, chew marks, or odors in your crawl space, there is a good chance you may have a pest infestation. 

Crawl space encapsulation is when a heavy-duty moisture barrier is added to the floor, walls are insulated, the foundation vents are closed and sealed, and a dehumidifier is installed. Proper installation of these items can be an effective form of pest control. In addition to preventing pest infestations, crawl space encapsulation also reduces moisture and humidity, prevents mold and mildew growth, lowers energy bills, and increases the value of your home.  

To prevent a pest infestation or to put an end to an ongoing issue, contact Crawlspaces and More right away. We are a family and veteran-owned business with locations in Georgia and South Carolina. Along with crawl space encapsulation, we specialize in mold remediation, foundation and basement repair, waterproofing, and concrete services. For more information on how crawl space encapsulation can help with your pest issue, please call us at (800) 701-9828 and we will give you a free inspection.