Should I caulk gaps?(3 posts)
I had a question about caulking crevices. My apartment is showing its age in some places. In one particular location the baseboards are pulling away from the floor leaving a kind of large crack that I can see a few inches into. Should I caulk this to prevent possible bed bug infestations from other units or hiding places or should I leave it? I've read the EPA/CDC statement says to caulk to prevent hiding places, but the thing I'm worried about is actually doing the opposite. That is caulking, but leaving a small hole open for access behind the wall and baseboard. Then, the bugs wouldn't be able to get a dose of pesticides/heat as easily as if I had left it open. Thanks!
man I hope someone answers this because I started caulking everything and then all of a sudden stopped because I was like oh crap did I do this wrong ? LOL !
i'm no pro, but once i found out my friend's apartment had bb's, i bought caulk and helped him caulk EVEERYTHING after the PCO came to spray for the first time. we made sure to take out time and really squish the caulk into every crack with our fingers, and so far, there hasn't been a problem. i've been sleeping in the living room, he's been sleeping in his room, and the room where the infestation was has been empty since the room mate moved out. so far so good *keeps fingers crossed*
You must log in to post.