Let us create a scenario. You get to your garage like you usually would and suddenly realize that there are many insects in it. You wonder why this occurs and look for a way to fix it. Well, you are lucky because, throughout this article, we will go through the conditions that bugs and insects love, how to get rid of them, and how Atlanta Property Inspection is here to help. So, let’s get started.
Many people don’t think there are any insects in their basements, but there are, you just don’t see them. They usually disappear when they see the light or hear you. You cannot believe how good of a place your basement is for the bugs' survival. That’s why they are always there. Of course, a few factors play a significant role in why they are attracted. These factors can range anywhere from darkness to humidity. Let’s look deeper into how each factor causes them to form.
Most of us don’t like moisture, except for insects. In fact, insects love humidity because it keeps them lubricated. In addition, the moisture gives them the water and warmth required to survive. To avoid this, we must keep our basements as dry as possible. You can first call home inspectors to see if any leaks cause additional water and moisture in the area. This way, your basement will stop the source of the humidity. Also, you can frequently open the windows, if possible, or provide air circulation. Lastly, if you see any water in your basement, simply dry it. These will help keep the bugs and insects away.
The most significant reason pests decide to stay in your basement is its darkness. They need the darkness to hide from predators. So, this is another critical factor for their survival. The darkness allows them to build their nests, lay eggs or even mate easily. If you see a lot of insects in your dark basement, try removing unnecessary and old equipment. This equipment allow the pests to hide and grow. When you remove it, they don’t have a place to hide and don’t like the environment that much.
Bugs and insects in a basement can be scary and worrying. They can even be more problematic if they significantly increase in number. Thankfully, at Atlanta Property Inspection, we are here to help. Although our services are not directed at getting pests away, with our professional home inspection, we will identify the parts of the house and conditions that cause the pests to enter and grow in your basements quickly. Knowing the source of the problem will stop bugs and insects from entering your basement. Call us today to learn more about us and our services or get more information on how to keep insects away from your basement.