How a Dehumidifier Can Prevent Silverfish, Millipedes, Centipedes and Cockroaches

With summer on the horizon, we can look forward to warmer weather, lots of sunshine, and extra hours of daylight.  While we have much to look forward to, we do have to remember that summer brings an increase of humidity with it. Summer’s high humidity levels may increase the number of pests you see crawling around your house. One thing you can consider is investing in a dehumidifier to keep the humidity level in your house in check. Here are four good reasons why:

  1. Alleviate allergies
  2. Prevent mold growth
  3. Minimize condensation
  4. DETER BUGS

Karl Rowell, Quality Assurance and Safety Manager, explains, “Moisture, in general, can be a very conducive environment for bugs.  Running a dehumidifier reduces the favorable conditions in your home.” Placing a dehumidifier within your home can alleviate pest activity, especially in your basement. Dehumidifiers work to remove moisture from the air, creating a dryer environment which is more difficult for creepy-crawlies to survive in.

No bugs are nice to see, but the ones that crave moisture are the ones you really hope to avoid on your way to the bathroom. Some of the main culprits that hang around in humid environments are silverfish, millipedes, centipedes and cockroaches. In extremely humid cases, mosquitoes and fleas could also start to breed. In addition to setting up a dehumidifier, having a pest control company come and treat your property can create even further desired results.