Posted on: 27 April 2017Share
Your crawl space can often be one of the most vulnerable portions of your home when it comes to rodents, mostly because the pests can be attracted to a crawl space due to the dark and moist nature of that area of your home. Listed below are three ways to keep your crawl space free of rodents.
Install A Moisture Barrier
One of the biggest things that can attract a rodent or rodents to your home is the moisture in your crawl space, mostly because this will allow the rodents to have an easy source of water for themselves and their offspring. As a result, it is very important to have professionals like Perma-Dry Waterproofing & Drainage, Inc. install a moisture barrier in the crawl space in order to keep the moisture from building up in that area. This typically involves putting a plastic or rubber membrane on the ground in order to separate the soil and your crawl space while also keeping the moisture build up to a minimum.
Seal Openings As Soon As Possible
Another important way to keep your crawl space free of rodents is to make sure that you seal any openings in it as quickly as possible. This means that you will want to inspect the crawl space periodically in order to make sure that no cracks or holes have formed over time.
This is very important because rodents can get through even some of the smallest openings and begin nesting in the crawl space, at which point they can spread to the rest of your home via the ducts and your insulation. If you are not sure what you are looking for or are uncomfortable going into the space to inspect it, you can hire a number of crawl space rodent control services that will go in there for you and look for any obvious entries into your home and work to patch them for you.
Remove Potential Food Sources
Finally, in order to keep your crawl space clear of rodents, you will want to make sure the remove any potential food sources from it. As a result, you will never want to keep any type of food in your crawl space and you will want to remove any organic matter that might be in your crawlspace. For example, you will want to periodically check your crawlspace for any decomposing animal corpses or plant matter in order to minimize the amount of food that can attract rodents in the first place.
Contact a waterproofing contractor or pest control service today in order to discuss what steps you can take to keep your space free of rodents and in order to have your space inspected for signs of any rodents. You can help keep your crawlspace free of rodents by installing a moisture barrier, sealing openings as soon as possible, and removing potential food sources from the crawl space.