The Meaning Behind Bugs in Your Crawl Space

Your crawl space can easily be ignored since its not a main living area of your home. However, its important to maintain a healthy crawl space so that your home is not impacted from its condition.

Bugs in your crawl space may be an indication of a much larger issue that needs to be taken care of in order to maintain a healthy crawl space. Unfortunately, the problem can also impact your home as the bugs from your crawl space can enter the main living areas of your home.

If you notice any unwanted bugs or pests in your crawl space, contact L.R.E. Ground Services, Inc. for an expert opinion.

Why Are There Bugs in My Crawl Space?

Crawl spaces are dark, damp environments by nature, so they’re bound to have some bugs and pests. If you notice an abundance of bugs and pests, however, this could be a sign of a bigger problem.

Moisture Issues

As bugs and pests love to live in dark, damp places, moisture issues in your crawl space could make it a perfect breeding ground for those unwanted bugs and make the problem even worse.

If you notice an increase in bugs or pests in your crawl space, this could be an indication of moisture issues. Although the unwanted bugs are a bad enough problem to have, moisture issues could indicate a much bigger and expensive problem.

Moisture issues in your crawl space can also lead to structural problems in your crawl space as well as health-related problems for you and your family.

Excess moisture in your crawl space can build up and cause the floor joists in your home to become weak, resulting in uneven floors inside your home.

The moisture can also cause mold to grow, creating health risks for you and your family.

Bugs in your crawl space can indicate a much larger moisture problem, so it’s best to get it inspected right away if you notice an increase in bugs or pests.

How to Prevent Bugs in Your Crawl Space

Now that you’ve noticed the increase of bugs in your crawl space, chances are that you want to get rid of them as quickly as possible. While exterminators can provide a quick solution, it won’t ultimately fix the problem and bugs will return.

The best way to completely get rid of bugs in your crawl space is to tackle the problem that brought them there in the first place: moisture. Waterproofing your crawl space will turn it into a dry, healthy space and an inhospitable environment for unwanted bugs and pests.

Waterproofing Solutions

There are many different waterproofing solutions that can eliminate the moisture problem in your crawl space and create a dry, healthy environment. Depending on the severity of your moisture problem, your crawl space may only need one simple solution or may require a complete waterproofing system.

At L.R.E. Ground Services, Inc., we offer the following crawl space waterproofing options:

  • Crawl space vapor barrier: A thick, plastic lining that lines the inside of your crawl space and creates a waterproof barrier.
  • Crawl space drainage matting: Matting that is installed underneath the vapor barrier to allow water to easily flow through and avoid becoming trapped underneath the barrier.
  • Crawl space dehumidifier: A dehumidifier can work around the clock to constantly keep your crawl space dry and prevent moisture issues from happening.

Let Us Help You Avoid Bugs in Your Crawl Space

Crawl spaces can be tricky to diagnose and maintain as they are a unique part of your home that requires specific care and attention. Our crawl space experts have helped many homeowners throughout Florida protect their crawl spaces since 1989.

Contact us today for your free inspection on how to avoid bugs in your crawl space!