06/14/2018 | How Do I Get Rid of Bugs that Love Humidity?
People, in general, don’t like humidity. Bugs, however, love when the air is thick with heat and water vapor. Many insects even have a type of “sixth sense” for humidity; they use this sense to seek out the moisture they need to live and thrive.
A bug’s love for humidity is why summer is their favorite time of year—it can be quite humid all season. Just because they’re here, however, doesn’t mean you have to give these bugs what they want. Here are a few ways to fight back against the insects that thrive in summer humidity.
What bugs thrive in humidity?
There are many types of bugs that love the summer heat. However, some of the most common bugs include:
How do I keep bugs away in the humidity?
Don’t let pesky pests wreak havoc on your space! Follow our tips on how to keep bugs away in the hot and humidity of summer.
Get a humidistat
A humidistat is like a thermostat, except it monitors humidity conditions inside your building instead of temperature. When humidity levels are above 70% relative humidity, it becomes a breeding ground for bugs and mold.
With a humidistat, you’ll be able to see when the humidity in your building is too high; you’ll be able to do something about it as quickly as possible. The humidistat will allow you to monitor vapor levels and keep your building comfortable and safe.
Update moisture treatment capabilities
The first thing you need to do is figure out what tools are available for moisture control. Then, make sure those tools actually work as effectively as they should. As yourself these questions:
- When was the last time a professional serviced my building’s sump pump?
- Do I have a whole-building dehumidifying system? If not, do I at least have individual units in problem areas, like the basement?
- Have I installed vapor barriers in basement areas or crawl spaces?
- When was the last time I checked that the drainage systems are working correctly?
A little maintenance can go a long way when it comes to pest control!
Make sure building maintenance is up-to-date
You can prevent pests in your building, but you can’t prevent them outside. The best way to keep those insects out is by making sure they can’t get inside in the first place. Keep pests out by:
- Paying attention to the perimeter of your property by inspecting it regularly.
- Keep any organic waste away from outdoor walls.
- Repair cracks or holes as soon as you find them.
The more thoroughly you exclude pests, the lower your risk of infestation!
What can Assured do about my pest infestation?
Remember: if things go wrong despite your best efforts, you can always get in touch with the pest control experts at Assured Environments. If pests are bugging your business, we can get them out and keep them out. Our commercial pest control services are designed to effectively get rid of nuisance pests that are commonly found in commercial facilities.
Our effective services are guaranteed to meet the highest quality in commercial pest control standards. We implement exclusion, sanitation, and on-chemical options. If you can’t seem to shake pests from your property, get in touch with Assured today!