How Moisture Control Can Stop Pest Problems Before They Happen

March 21, 2019


plastic wrapped crawl space prepared for moisture control and pest control

Humans, in general, are not fond of extreme humidity. Pests, on the other hand, thrive where humidity and moisture exist. If you have even the slightest moisture problem in or around your home, you may be attracting a variety of pests like termites, mosquitoes, and rodents. Most pests have three basic needs: moisture, food, and shelter. Any form of moisture will cause them to make themselves right at home.

These pests are not only a nuisance. If you experience a termite infestation, they will cause costly damage to the wood in your home. When it comes to mosquitoes, they are not only annoying, but their bites cause itchy, raised bumps and, in some cases, can cause serious illness. Rodents, however, are a triple threat, as they are a nuisance, can cause serious damage, and they pose health risks.

It is important for homeowners to be aware of moisture problems in their homes, which may include plumbing and drainage, that could increase the likelihood of the presence of these pests.

Moisture is caused by a wide range of problems. Small leaks and clogged gutters can lead to big issues like rot, fungus, illness, odors, pests, and structural damage. Homeowners are often unaware that crawl spaces are prone to moisture build-up, so be sure to check those areas.

Moisture prevention is key to avoiding many major problems involving damage and pests. In Upstate South Carolina and northern Georgia, Spencer Pest Services can help! We provide methods and utilize equipment that effectively solve moisture problems. Our CrawlSpace Care system improves air quality in your home and protects against the negative impact of moisture. Our good, better, and best options allow you to choose which level of protection is right for your home.

Spencer Pest Services Moisture Control Options 

  • Full Enclosed Crawl Space System includes cleaning the crawl space and treatment to kill microbes. Our experienced technicians then put floor and wall liners in place, and reinforce them with a heavy foam to secure the area. They install a high-water alarm, thermo-hygrometer, odor fan, and dehumidifier to keep the area dry.
  • Vapor Barrier Plus similarly starts with a crawl space cleaning and a treatment to kill microbes. Our experienced technicians then put a floor liner in place along with a dehumidifier to maintain dry conditions.
  • Moisture Barrier and Vents includes the professional installation of auto temp-vents, a crawl space clean-out, and a clear poly moisture barrier.
    Additionally, all 3 systems offer customizable options for more protection.

Spencer Pest Services is a family owned and operated service provider that has been in business for 3 generations. We are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of our community. We are always happy to help our customers with eco-friendly technologies regarding pest and moisture control. Give us a call for more information.




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