Do you have rodents in your crawlspace? Rodents are not only a nuisance but can also pose a risk to your health. These pests thrive in crawl spaces that are damp, dark, and dirty. It is therefore not surprising that crawlspace waterproofing provides the most effective way to deal with a rodent infestation in your crawlspace.
How to get rid of rodents for the long term
- Get rid of your current infestation
The first step to dealing with rodents in your crawlspace for the long term is to get rid of your current infestation. This may mean different things to different people. If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, you can place traps or poison in your crawl space. Another option is to hire a pest control company to deal with the pests.
- Clear out the crawlspace
Getting rid of your current infestation is only a short-term solution. If you leave your crawlspace in its current state, you will soon be dealing with another infestation. You should therefore work to get rid of the conditions that made your crawl space inviting to the rodents. Rodents love clutter and dirt. If your crawl space is full of clutter, you should get it cleaned out. This will get rid of breeding sites and other places rodents can hide and thrive in.
- Invest in crawlspace waterproofing
Rodents also love places that are damp. Crawlspace waterproofing will prevent water from penetrating or accumulating in the crawlspace. One of the most effective methods for waterproofing a crawl space involves encapsulating the crawl space. This method of waterproofing will help to create a clean and dry crawl space. It will also serve as a barrier that prevents rodents from infesting your crawlspace.
- Maintain your crawlspace
Crawlspace waterproofing is a long-term solution that needs to be maintained. This can mean anything from inspecting the water vapor barrier and crawlspace to repairing gutters and downspouts. Regular maintenance (once a year) will help you enjoy the benefits of waterproofing for longer. Many waterproofing companies offer maintenance and inspection services at an affordable rate.
Are you dealing with a rodent infestation in your crawlspace? Consider the tips outlined above. Using this strategy will help you get rid of rodents for the long term.