There’s nothing like celebrating the month of love by talking about the creepy crawlies sneaking into your basement in the middle of the night. You don’t want your date to bug out over pests in your house. We’re sharing everything you need to know about basement bugs so you can keep the mood light and romantic, whether you’re enjoying a romantic meal in the kitchen or cuddling up to a scary flick in the basement theater.
Many bug infestations start in the basement, where there’s darkness and moisture to attract pests. But don’t worry: we’re in the business of stopping squatters.
Most Common Bugs to See in your Basement
- Pill Bugs or Roly Polies
- Sow Bugs
- Silverfish or Firebrats
- Carpenter Ants
Now that you know what are the most common bugs to see in your basement, we’ll tell you why. The first reason bugs like the basement and lower floors is because they’re small and don’t want to climb all of your stairs. Secondly, the easy access to water via leaky pipes and sinks makes it easy for a bug to maintain life in your basement. Finally, the darkness found in nooks, crannies and boxes are perfect bug breeding grounds.
Ways to Prevent a Bug Basement Invasion
- Drainage. Make sure you have a drainage system in place to keep standing water away from your house and basement.
- Encapsulation. By using a moisture barrier on the walls, you can cut down on moisture in the basement while detouring bugs away from the home.
- Dehumidifiers. Using a dehumidifier will help suck the moisture out of the air.
- Redirecting light. By redirecting light and cutting down on dark places, you can help keep bugs out and cut down on pest reproduction in your home.
We have attached the graphic above from Daily Mail for additional tips on how to prevent bugs throughout the home. We would be happy to help eradicate any problem basement to attic. Please contact us with any problem big or small and we promise to get your bug squatters evicted.