Product Education   |   July 9, 2021

Aprilaire Dehumidifiers – Pest Control/Moisture Removal Solutions for Basement/Crawl Space Pros

The only reason most people want pests in their home is if they are part of a collection. Getting rid of a pest infestation can be difficult because they are small and subsequently hard to find. But despite their tiny stature, pests can be quite destructive and resilient. They can chew away at the structure of a home and be a nuisance to contain once they’ve established their presence. Preventing, removing, and repairing damage from termites is a five billion dollar industry annually, and a nominal termite inspection combined with typical structural damage can cost homeowners around $8,000. 

The best way to prevent an infestation is to control and lower humidity in the home. Not only is humidity control important for the health of people living in the home, it is an important tool to utilize against pests and other nuisances associated with excess moisture – odors, mold, bacteria. Both ants and termites love good sources of moisture and congregate around areas of high humidity. This is why you’ll often find pests in your bathroom, kitchens, and basements. Moisture is constantly added to your home on a daily basis through laundry, showering, dishwashing, and other activities. Fortunately for us, pests have thin layers of skin and are unable to survive in areas with low humidity, making it harder for them to reproduce and populate to create another infestation. 

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An Aprilaire Dehumidifier makes it easy to control humidity in your customers’ houses, basements, and crawlspaces.  Depending on a home’s size and other moisture-related factors, Aprilaire Dehumidifier models are available that remove anywhere from 70 to 130 pints per day from a home. This helps create an environment that’s both comfortable for a home’s occupants and is also nearly impossible for pests to survive. Aprilaire Dehumidifiers have a five-year warranty, do not include messy water trays to empty, and are designed and manufactured in the United States. In addition to each unit’s onboard controls, Aprilaire Dehumidifiers can also be connected to external controls to help homeowners maintain optimum moisture control from the comfort of their living spaces.

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For crawl space industry professionals, encapsulation plus installing an Aprilaire Dehumidifier helps prevent pests and moisture from entering homes. In a similar fashion, basement waterproofing professionals can also combine their standard waterproofing tactics with installing an Aprilaire Dehumidifier. Preventing moisture from the ground from entering homes minimizes the chance of damage to floors and furnishings.  Amplifying your businesses’ services with Aprilaire dehumidifiers takes remediation and prevention to a whole new level, providing greater peace of mind to homeowners.