Crawlspaces are often neglected by homeowners, yet they play crucial roles as alternatives to slab foundations and basements. One use of a crawlspace is to allow ease of access to ductwork, plumbing, and electrical wiring. It offers convenience during installation processes. The other function of a crawlspace is to keep your home off the ground thereby giving the needed protection from water damage and pest infestation. If your house has a crawlspace, make sure you maintain the area properly to avoid rodent infestation. But in case of rats, mice, and squirrels taking over your crawlspace, reach out to us via (800) 430-3778.
Control Moisture in the Crawlspace to Keep Off Pests
Keeping the crawlspace moisture in check is paramount. Dampness compromises the integrity of the space and attracts other pests besides rodents, e.g., termites, cockroaches, and silverfish. We can help you control moisture in the crawlspace through the following means:
- Encapsulation: We seal the floor and reinforce the underside of the house basement with high-density liners. We also recommend dehumidification of the crawlspace to keep it dry.
- Vapor barrier installation: These materials protect the wood by preventing condensation of moisture. We apply the barriers to the floor directly so that groundwater does not spread to wooden surfaces.
- Ventilation installation: Ventilators open and close depending on the temperature. They also ensure energy efficiency.
Crawlspace Rodent Removal Methods
- Cage Traps: This is a humane and effective technique for removing rats and mice in the crawlspace.
- Lethal Traps: Crocodile traps have sharp teeth that ensnare rodents in the crawlspace. Other deadly traps include chamber traps.
- Snap Traps: They are the most conventional methods of catching mice and rats.
Do not use poison and glue traps in the crawlspace because they are inhumane and could bring more problems to your pets. Stay vigilant and let us know how we can protect your crawlspace from rodents. Give us a call at (800) 430-3778 for free quotes and estimates.
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