October 11, 2018
Everyone has their own preference when it comes to the climate of their home. Some people enjoy their home a little chilly, while others find more comfort in turning up the heat. Pests are the same way. When termites, ants, and cockroaches are in the market for a new home, they look for things that make them the most comfortable. Each of these moisture-seeking pests look for crawl spaces that have been left unattended. This means that out-of-sight should not mean out-of-mind.
If left without examination or repairs long enough, any home is susceptible to moisture buildup in crawl spaces and other areas that are exposed to the elements. Over time, pipes leak, drainage from outside soil seeps inside, and vents produce condensation or water vapor in places that have not been kept maintained. This excessive moisture can lead to numerous issues with your home and attract unwanted pests such as termites.
Some homeowners make the mistake of believing minor leakage won’t matter much in the grand scheme of things. But even minor moisture buildup in crawl spaces can accumulate to big problems, given time. Another common belief is that if you have a termite warranty on your home, “small” problems that may entice termites in will be covered by the warranty. What many homeowners fail to realize is that a termite warranty can and will be voided if they fail to fix the issues that may be drawing termites into their home. It is extremely important to repair any water damaged areas that are causing moisture to build up in crawl spaces and other areas with high pipe activity. Not only does moisture attract several pests, but it also increases the likelihood of rot and water damage to important structural beams and flooring.
But take heart, you don’t have to fix these problems on your own. Spencer Pest Services has the skill and equipment required to help. We offer our CrawlSpace Care system for any building we inspect that does not have moisture protection. Our system is designed to improve the air quality in your home or business, as well as protect your structure from the damaging impacts of moisture. We provide three options for our CrawlSpace Care program, depending on the type of protection your building needs. With our good, better, and best services, you can decide how much protection you want. Contact Spencer Pest Services today for more information on our moisture protection programs, or to schedule a free inspection.