HVAC Drip Drain

Eliminate excess moisture and prevent pest infestations with TruX Pest Control’s Drip Drain Moisture Reduction Program.


Removing standing water in your yard and around the foundation of your home is crucial for pest control and several other reasons:

Pest Infestations

Standing water attracts pests, such as mosquitoes and other insects. Additionally, it can create conditions favorable for the breeding of pests that thrive in damp environments. By removing standing water, you reduce the likelihood of pest infestations around your home.

Protecting Landscaping

Excessive water can damage your landscaping, including grass, plants, and trees. Standing water can drown the roots of plants and contribute to soil erosion, negatively impacting the aesthetics and health of your yard.

Improving Drainage

Proper drainage is essential for the longevity of your property. Removing standing water helps maintain effective drainage systems, preventing water from accumulating and causing problems over time.

Mold and Fungi Growth

Stagnant water can create a damp environment that promotes the growth of mold and fungi. Pests such as termites are attracted to damp wood, and mold can attract other insects. By keeping the area around your foundation dry, you make it less attractive to these pests.

Foundation Damage

Prolonged exposure to standing water can lead to soil erosion and compromise the stability of your home’s foundation. In addition to attracting pests, a weakened foundation can create entry points for pests seeking shelter.

Mosquitoes and Other Insects

Standing water provides a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water, and the larvae develop in the water. By eliminating standing water, you reduce the habitat for mosquitoes and other insects that breed in water, helping to control their population.

Rodent Attraction

Rodents, like mice and rats, are attracted to water sources. Standing water can serve as a drinking source for rodents, and if it’s close to your home, it might encourage them to establish nests nearby. By eliminating standing water, you make your property less appealing to rodents.

Foundation Stability

Excess water around the foundation can weaken the soil, leading to foundation settlement or movement. This can result in cracks in the walls, floors, and exterior of the building. Over the long term, it may require expensive repairs to stabilize the foundation.

Termite Prevention

Termites are attracted to moisture, and damp conditions around your foundation can attract and sustain termite colonies. By keeping the area dry, you reduce the risk of termite infestations.

Disease Prevention

Standing water can become a breeding ground for bacteria and parasites that may pose health risks to humans and pets. Eliminating standing water reduces the chances of disease-carrying pests proliferating in your immediate environment.