Bugs in Your Basement are a Sign of Basement Flooding
Water damage in your basement can show many different symptoms. Homeowners often don’t realize that water damage is more than just water in your basement, and it can lead to many other different issues.
One of the problems that water damage can cause is an increase of bugs and pests in your basement. Bugs are attracted to moisture and darkness, which makes a basement a perfect place to find bugs. If you notice an increase in unwanted bugs and pests, your basement could have a serious water issue.
Even a fairly dry basement can have bug problems, so imagine the amount of bugs and pests in a basement with extensive water damage. Unfortunately, the problem can also make its way up into your home and you may notice an increase of bugs and pests in your main living areas.
How do you keep the bugs out? The best way to keep them out of the basement is to eliminate the source of the moisture. While bug traps and other bug-removal methods may be a temporary solution, they will continue to come back if moisture is still present.
A dehumidifier is a great way to keep your basement consistently dry. It works around the clock to take moisture out of the air and creates a dry, healthy space. As a result, your basement is no longer a desirable environment for bugs.
Other than a dehumidifier, there are several other waterproofing products that work together to keep your basement dry to keep bugs out.
At MidAmerica Basement Systems, we have helped homeowners protect their homes for nearly 30 years. We offer several waterproofing products to protect your home from water damage and unwanted bugs and pests. Contact us today for your free quote!