Are you hearing odd noises under your floors? Are strange and obnoxious smells coming from the crawlspace? Do you frequently see animals coming and going from the area around your crawlspace? You may have some unwanted house guests that exterminators in Maryland can help you with.
Who (Or What) Goes There? Insight From Exterminators in Maryland
You’ll need to investigate (carefully) what critters may be in your crawlspace.
One of the main culprits could be mice. They can get through an opening as small as 1/4″. Once they get in, they’ll get everywhere looking for food. If you see mouse droppings around your house and possibly holes in your baseboards, you have mice.
Rats are next on the list. They’re also contortionists and can squeeze through a hole 3/4″ of an inch or larger. They too leave evidence such as droppings, hair, small piles of discarded food, and the sound of squeaking or gnawing at night.
Snakes can get into your crawlspace through a small opening. They’re looking for shelter, food if there are any other animals under there, and in colder weather, a place to sleep until the weather warms up.
Chipmunks will also seek out your crawlspace as a place to live. Like other animals, they’re looking for shelter and a possible place to raise their young.
Benefits Of Insulating Your Crawl Space
We all know insulating your home is a great way to save money on energy and cut down on noise from the outside. Insulating your crawl space also has benefits.
Insulating your crawl space can protect your stuff and your home from flooding due to frozen pipes. We all know someone who went away on a winter vacation and came home to a flooded house and all the associated hassles. Some properly installed insulation can prevent nasty surprises.
It saves energy. A no-brainer, right? By insulating your crawl space, you keep out the cold air, the dampness, increase your comfort. According to the EPA, you’ll see a 15% savings on energy costs by installing insulation.
It keeps the critters out. The usual animals that try to get into your crawl space are looking for a dark, damp place that keeps out the weather. Insulating your crawl space eliminates the appeal and keeps them away.
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