Product Education   |   July 14, 2021

Crawl spaces don’t have to be a major breeding ground

Vented crawlspaces are often overlooked as harborage areas for mosquitoes.


A home’s crawl space is a convenient place to house its air conditioning, furnace ductwork, insulation, plumbing, and electrical wiring. While the benefits of storage and unrestricted access to the inner workings of a house are immeasurable, these open areas can hold spots of condensation or plumbing leaks. Their dampness and darkness can be a significant breeding site.


Moisture control of this space is vital not only to the structure of a home, but to a family’s health. Encapsulating the crawlspace and removing any available moisture is a surefire way to help eliminate mosquitoes breeding within the crawlspace.

Indoor Air Quality

When an environment has too much moisture, it becomes a breeding ground for pests and a trigger for indoor pollutants such as dust, pollen, mold spores, and bacteria. It can put a family’s health and comfort in jeopardy.


According to the Environmental Protection Agency, health problems associated with poor indoor air quality include eye irritation, allergies, headaches, and respiratory problems such as asthma. These problems can be directly related to the presence of mold and dust mite infestation.

Addressing the Challenge

One of the recognized solutions to addressing the above health issues is effective moisture control which can be accomplished with Santa Fe dehumidifiers.


Our Santa Fe dehumidifiers regulate humidity by removing moisture from the air. This creates living spaces comfortable to occupants but inhospitable to dust mites, mold, and other allergens.

Chart data by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).