Insulation Repair & Installation Service
Most pests have a natural habitat that they prefer to live in. Very few actually want to live with humans, and instead try to avoid them at all costs. However, when your home provides the conditions that are the same or similar to their natural habitat, that is when pests and humans come in contact.
The best way to avoid an infestation in your home is to make sure that there is no place in your home that provides ideal conditions for any species of pest to thrive. Thus, they will not be attracted and your home will remain just your home.
There are many steps that you can take to prevent your home from becoming attractive to pests. Luckily, the team at A-One Exterminators has extensive knowledge and training on which conditions are most inviting to which pests and can help guide you in the preventative steps available to you.
Some of your options A-One Pest Control provides for reducing the chances of a pest infestation in your home include:
Also known as vapor diffusion retarder, this material is used to control moisture in your home. Excessive moisture in your home can reduce the impact of insulation, cause paint and plaster to crack and peal, and can eventually lead to structural damage. Installing vapor barriers like plastic sheeting can help to prevent moisture from reaching these areas of your home. Drywall, plywood, and insulation will naturally absorb moisture. Once these areas have absorbed the moisture and are damp, they have created the perfect habitat for termites, which can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home.
Specific to manufactured homes, keeping the “belly” of the home airtight is essential to maintaining the efficiency of heating and cooling efforts, reducing moisture, preventing water lines from freezing, and keeping rodents out from under the house. Often times, the under belly material is penetrated by gas and water lines. These openings create a vulnerability to the under belly if they have not been properly sealed. Pests like mice, raccoons, rats, and other rodents are especially attracted to these openings in your manufactured home’s under belly and, once they gain access, can wreak havoc.
Around the foundation of your home you will notice small rectangular openings, which should be covered with metal screens. These vents are meant to allow heat and moisture to escape from under your home and crawl spaces. Without these vents your home would be very difficult to keep cool during the summer time and could succumb to dry rot if the moisture levels got too high. These ventilation cutouts are also the perfect access points for rodents and other pests.
Dry Rot Repair:
When the under space, crawl space, or attic of your home are not properly insulated or ventilated they are at risk for excessive moisture and heat. This combination creates the perfect environment for the fungus that causes dry rot to thrive. Dry rot is when the fungus decays the wood in your home and causes the strength and stiffness of the wood to weaken. Once dry rot occurs, it is important to contact a professional to address the problem and perform the repairs to ensure it does not return.
Disinfect, Sanitize, and Virucide:
Typically done as a three part series, this treatment helps to reduce odors and kill bacteria, viruses and fungi. These dangerous health hazards can occur due to a mold or mildew infestation or if an animal or animals have died under, in, or around your home. Our expert technicians are highly-skilled in the application and control of this treatment and will ensure that you, your family, and any pets are kept safe from any growth of viruses, bacteria, or fungi.
Being safe and protected in your home is a huge priority in life. Contact the experts at A-One Pest Control to discuss the various options that we provide to help prevent, address, and cleanse any pest infestations in your home. Our team has more than 30 years providing pest control services and we are confident we can help you!