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Getting Rid of Bugs in the Basement

Getting Rid of Bugs in the Basement - Ground Up Foundation Repair

Bugs Are Attracted To Moisture

Bugs and other pests that are attracted to moisture are drawn to your basement or crawl space. The damp, dark conditions create an ideal environment for them to thrive. Most people don’t want bugs in the basement, as they eventually make their way into other parts of the home.

Many Nashville homes are equipped with either a crawl space or a basement. Coupled with the high volumes of rain we experience in Middle Tennessee, and this can lead to excessive moisture in the home. Having a wet basement or crawl space is not only bad for the health of your home’s foundation, but it also increases the likelihood that you are sharing your living space with bugs and other pests.

Common Basement Bugs in Middle Tennessee

For the most part, basement bugs are harmless and non-poisonous. But the presence of non-dangerous bugs can lead problem pests entering your home, such as the Brown Recluse Spider.

A good example of the type of bugs you face in a basement not protected by a waterproof barrier is the cockroach which is one of the most common basement bugs enjoying a nocturnal existence. The cockroach rarely remains in a single location and will explore your home as time goes on and the bug is left unchecked.

Types of Basement Bugs

  • Rollie Pollies
  • Earwigs
  • Millipedes
  • Centipedes
  • Silverfish
  • Carpenter Ants
  • Cockroaches
  • Brown Recluse
  • Black Widow

How To Get Rid of Bugs in the Basement

Having an exterminator deal with a bug infestation in your basement is obviously an effective means of dealing with the problem. However, this only treats a symptom of the problem and does little to keep unwanted pests out of your home longterm.

One of the most effective ways of ensuring that bugs are not a longterm concern is to have a foundation repair expert inspect the foundation of your property. If your home has a crack in the foundation it will allow water in your basement and worse. Investing in basement waterproofing will help protect your biggest investment and keep unwanted bugs and pests out of your living space.

Basement Waterproofing

Unless the question of the moisture and humidity in the basement or crawlspace beneath your home are addressed the chances are the majority of common basement bugs will return to your home sooner rather than later. Ground Up Foundation Repair specializes in basement waterproofing services. Contact our experts to learn about how our waterproofing solutions can help get rid of bugs in the basement.

Our knowledgable contractors will complete a thorough inspection of your basement or crawl space to make sure all cracks and gaps are sealed to eliminate water, and therefore the number of bugs, that can get into your basement. Our waterproofing services will address the source of your bug infestation.

Unless the question of the moisture and humidity in the basement or crawlspace beneath your home are addressed the chances are the majority of common basement bugs will return to your home sooner rather than later.

Ground Up Foundation Repair specializes in basement waterproofing services. Contact our experts to learn about how our waterproofing solutions can help get rid of bugs in the basement.
With waterproofing and encapsulation services, bugs that are attracted to moisture will not be as drawn to your property.

The majority of common basement bugs are harmless and create an entire ecosystem within the foundations of your property; however, a few of these bugs can be dangerous and the potential for movement into your home is likely.

Employing a pest control company is a short-term option but encapsulating your crawl space or basement is the most effective long-term option for keeping unwanted pests out of your home. Contact Ground Up Foundation Repair today and we’ll find the best solution for your home.

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