You won’t be surprised to hear that bugs love basements. But what exactly attracts those pesty little creatures? And how can you protect your basement from them? While calling on the help of professionals to remodel your basement is always the best idea, we understand that not everyone has the budget to do so. In those cases, taking basic preventive measures is the wisest choice.
Contrary to popular belief, bugs are not only found in dirty, unkempt basements. What basement bugs like the most is a humid and dark area. So that’s right: It’s not because you a slob, it’s because your unfinished basement is the perfect target. The first thing that you will therefore have to do if you want to get rid of basement bugs is to completely rid your basement of any moisture. Generally, installing a dehumidifier does the trick. If this is not enough to fix your problem, you might be interested in reading about the different options that this tutorial offers.
The second thing that you will have to do in order to eliminate those bugs is to seal any holes that you find around your basement. It is likely that insects use those holes to crawl into your basement. During the elimination process, avoid storing furnitures in your basement. Afterwards, try to keep the area as clean and clutter-free as possible. Vacuuming your basement twice a month might also prove to be a good idea.
If you are suffering from a serious infestation, we don’t recommend buying commercial bug sprays as they can be toxic to you and your family. Instead, spend some time researching natural products that work as well, if not better, than those sprays. If nothing fixes your problem, it might be time to call on the help of professionals.