Moisture is enemy number one. It drys out our skin and our mouths, causes us to sweat and makes already hot weather unbearable. Moisture also attracts pests into our homes. In a humid city like Florence, figuring out how to keep our skin soft is the beginning of battles against moisture. We must also learn how to control moisture in the home in order to keep pests away.
Understanding Humidity Inside the Home
Humidity is caused when water evaporates into the air. There are many sources of humidity inside and outside of the home. Sometimes, cracks and crevices allow air into the home that evaporates into the air. Running a dryer on a hot day may also be a big source of moisture, especially in a poorly ventilated home.
Pests are attracted to moisture and water. Mosquitoes, termites, ants, earwigs, and other pests make their way onto your property and inside the home when there is high levels of humidity and moisture.
Moisture can damage the structure of the home. Too much moisture may cause wood rot that allows easy entry inside the home. Once pests make it inside the home, it’s only a matter of time before there’s a huge problem on your hands, not only with pests but structural damage to the home.
How Moisture Control Works With Pest Control
Moisture control prevents high humidity levels from creating a pest breeding ground inside your home. A humidistat is a great tool to use to monitor the temperatures and humidity levels in the home. Humidity levels under 70 percent are ideal.
A dehumidifier can help remove excess moisture from the air. Not only can running a dehumidifier make the air fresher and the entire home more comfortable for everyone inside, but it will also deter pests.
By limiting moisture in your home, the likelihood of a pest infestation is reduced, and you can sleep better at night.
Once pest professionals treat a property for pests, humidity and moisture can rear it ineffective. It is important that moisture control is applied before or at the same time as pest control to ensure the most effective results.
Southern Pride Pest Control is a full-service pest control company headquartered in Muscle Shoals, AL. SPPC specializes in pest control and prevention services, including termite control, rodent control, bed bug control, ant control, and mosquito control, and can even help with moisture control around your residence or commercial property. Established in 2010, Southern Pride Pest Control is a reliable source of quality pest-management solutions delivered by a team you can trust.
Call us today for any of your pest control needs.