Fungi: Wood Rot, moisture damage, mold, and fungus decay, statistically speaking, are more damaging each year, in terms of wood destructiveness, than all fires, floods, and termite damage combined! The advanced stages of decay, rot, and fungi cause infested wood to be weakened structurally in a short time period. white rot (hardwoods) and Brown rot (softwoods) fungi usually attacks the hosts and eventually brings about wood destruction. Brown rot infested wood creates brittle cubes that weakens and crumbles. Excessive moisture in a crawl space or home is the quick road to destructive fungi. Wood with a high moisture content creates conditions conducive for termites, fungus, mold, and moisture damage.
Moisture Solutions: A-1 American Pest & Termite help our customers reduce problems with mold and fungus through moisture control. Effective solutions for moisture control include ventiliation, vapor barrier, borate applications, gutter cleaning, and drainage control. The cost of effective moisture control around and under the structure, far outweighs the problems high moisture content in the crawlspace. Our knowledge service technicians can provide you with moisture management solutions to eradicate your fungus and mildew infestation.