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Damp Crawl Space in West Long Branch, NJ

Damp Crawl Space in West Long Branch, NJ

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Damp Crawl Space in West Long Branch, NJ Damp Crawl Space in West Long Branch, NJ

This homeowner in West Long Branch, NJ installed a store-bought dehumidifier for his basement. As most homeowners soon realize, these humidifiers simply aren’t enough for the damp, challenging environment of crawl spaces. In these areas of the home, dehumidifiers must work overtime to keep down humidity to acceptable levels where mold can’t grow. Also, generic dehumidifiers aren’t very powerful. At most, they can cover 500 square feet. This crawl space was almost triple that size. This homeowner realized that he would need to buy something else that actually works. These types of machines aren’t generally available in the big box stores, and after doing the research, he contacted Cowleys. A two-person team came out to install a commercial-grade SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier. We set it up to drain directly into the sump pump. This fully automatic dehumidifier is specifically designed to work in crawl spaces and basements. It, is maintenance-free with no water pan to empty or worry about overflowing. Also, these machines work in spaces as large as 3000 square feet, far more than the footprint of most homes.

Proper dehumidification is essential to prevent mold growth in basements and crawl spaces. Mold will thrive if the moisture content in the air is too high. You don’t need a major water intrusion like a leaky pipe for mold to form. High indoor humidity can trigger dangerous mold growth, and humidity levels are probably the most frequent causes of mold formation that we come across with Jersey Shore homes.

This dehumidifier keeps basements and crawl space below 55% relative humidity. At low humidity levels, mold can’t grow. As an added benefit, dust mites die off. Perhaps the only thing worse than mold spores floating around in your home is dust mite fecal matter. No wonder indoor allergies are so common! We have gotten great homeowner feedback from these Sedonas. They noticeably improve a home’s indoor air quality and help get rid of those stinky musty smells from crawl spaces and basements that waft into the living areas of the home.

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Here at Cowleys Pest Services we not only adhere to the highest pest control standards, our goal is to provide you with an excellent experience and service in West Long Branch and nearby NJ.

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Fly
Recently, I was sent to a homeowner in West Long Branch, NJ who was dealing with a vexing fly problem in her den. She could not figure out where the...
Termites
Recently, I completed a termite treatment for a commercial building in West Long Branch, NJ. Termites, wood-consuming insects, cause more far more...
Yellow
Yellow Jackets are probably the best known and least liked wasps in New Jersey. They are a particularly aggressive predatory wasp that is responsible...
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Mice find easy entry into West Long Branch, NJ crawl space.

Recently, homeowners in Wall Township, NJ, contacted Cowleys because of a persistent problem with mice and their droppings in the kitchen. Upon arrival, I started my kitchen inspection with the common hiding spots. The droppings left behind are a great indicator of where mouse activity is the heaviest. I moved the oven and found a significant amount of droppings. There was a gap around the gas pipe that went through the sub-flooring giving the mice entry through the basement. Mice usually enter homes through gaps or cracks around the foundation, and once inside the crawl space or basement, they easily maneuver around the home traveling through wall voids and finding holes, especially in kitchens, behind appliances. I cleaned up the droppings and sealed the openings around the gas pipe to block kitchen entry. I also checked another common mouse entry area, under the sink where there are often openings around the plumbing pipe. Any holes where there are pipes are coming trough  either walls in the home or through the exterior of the home are often exploited by mice.  

Next, I inspected the basement and placed bait stations and snap traps to capture those mice still hiding in the house. For good measure, I also placed bait stations in the attic. Mice tend to hide and nest in the private non-living areas of the home, and only venture into the living spaces at night when foraging for food.  

Finally, I conducted an exterior perimeter inspection to locate potential entry points. Overall, this home was well sealed; however, there were two potential entry points. The basement window had a gap in the frame where it was set into the foundation. A crawl space vent had a similar gap. I sealed both openings. With the traps strategically placed in the home and entry points sealed both inside and outside of the home, mouse activity will be substantially reduced. There is always a delay from eliminating mice already in the home and preventing more mice from gaining entry. I’ll be returning for a follow-up visit to re-inspect and replenish the bait as needed.

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Ants not black ones wont go away thanks
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A large animal has gained access to our attic. We hear it moving around underneath insulation. We are not sure if it has nested for babies.
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