Your basement or crawl space can serve as natural breeding grounds for bugs and other pests. They love to live in dark, damp spaces. Common bugs in these environments include roly-polies, millipedes, centipedes, cockroaches, ants, and silverfish, and these bugs serve as excellent food sources for rodents and snakes. The bottom line is critters in your foundation are bad, and they shouldn't be there. 

Besides the fact that bugs in your basement or crawl space is an unwanted problem in general, it could be a clear sign that you have moisture issues in your basement. A completely dry basement floor is less desirable than a damp basement floor for most of these bugs, and without the little bugs, the bigger critters can’t survive.

Unfortunately, the problem doesn’t just stop there. If you notice an increasing number of bugs in your basement or crawl space, chances are they may work their way into your house as well. If you start to notice a lot of unwanted visitors, it may be time to assess the moisture levels and relative humidity in your basement or crawl space. Let the experts at AquaGuard keep your house bug-free. 

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The best way to get rid of bugs in your basement or crawlspace is to first solve your moisture issue.

We offer the following services to dry up your basement or crawl space and keep unwanted critters out:

Sump Pump Systems:

Prevent water from entering your basement in the first place with a sump pump. These work to pump out any water from your basement and keep it dry.

Crawl Space Encapsulation:

By encapsulating your crawl space, you seal out all of the dirt and excess moisture to give your crawl space a clean and finished look. Not the ideal place for bugs and pests to live.

Foundation Crack Repairs:

Prevent water from entering your basement by fixing any cracks in your foundation, leaving your basement dry and non-hospitable to bugs. Cracks also serve as an often-surefire symptom of foundation failure, and these issues can escalate quickly. So, if you see cracks in your foundation walls, be it vertical, stair-step or horizontal, call AquaGuard immediately.

Drain Systems:

With excess rainfall, make sure you are channeling the water appropriately away from your home’s foundation with a proper drain system.

Wall Moisture Barriers:

Keep moisture out with high-quality wall panels. These will also help insulate your basement and keep the energy costs more efficient.


Once your basement or crawl space has been waterproofed and encapsulated, keep your humidity regulated and your air quality filtered and healthy with one of its patented air filtration and dehumidification systems.

All of these services help create a dry environment with no moisture on the ground, walls, or in the air. Once dry, bugs will no longer find it a desirable or survivable place to live and will stay away.

Call AquaGuard today to learn how to make your basement or crawl space dry, healthy, and bug-free.