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Preventing Pests From Invading Your Crawl Space

MoisturePest invasions are something many people will have to deal with in their lifetimes, whether it be insects, rodents, or some other form of pest. Pests can cause a lot of structural damage to your home, especially if they are not detected right away. They can also spread diseases throughout the home and infest your supplies of food. For this reason, you should work to take steps that prevent pest infestation, especially in your crawl space, where there is not a lot of traffic and the areas are perfect for a lot of different pests. If you do get a pest infestation, contact a crawl space restoration service to help you out with raccoon crawl space damage repair in Portland. These are some things you can do to help.

Prevent Moisture

Excessive moisture is one of the main causes for pest infestation. Whether it be from leaks in the crawl space or high humidity, moisture is a magnet for a variety of different pests and can even lead to more severe problems like mold and rot. Pests need a regular source of water for them to set up in a certain place, so if your crawl space has a lot of moisture in it, it will give pests their water source and will make it very difficult to get rid of them once they arrive.

Holes

Crawl space areas with a lot of holes in the foundation will be more likely to attract pests and other vermin as well. These pests will want to find a place that will shelter them from the elements outside, such as severe weather conditions. A crawl space that has holes in the foundation will be far more likely to attract pests, as they will have easy access and will not have to work at all to get inside. If you have holes in your crawl space foundation, have them sealed before anything bad can happen.

Old Insulation

Old insulation can be the cause of the excessive moisture in your crawl space, especially in wet climates like the Pacific Northwest. The old insulation retains water and will start to create mold and mildew. The moisture will also attract pests that can cause damage to your structures. Old insulation can also serve as prime nesting grounds for a variety of rodents and insects that are looking for a damp, warm place to set up shop. Replace old insulation before it turns into a problem for you.

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