Protect Your Home with Pest Control Insulation

When is the last time you checked your attic?  This topmost story of most homes is probably one of the least visited.  However, it is one of the most important spaces in a house.  Inside the attic should be a good layer of insulation that will protect your home from temperature fluctuations.  It will help retain heat in the winter and aid in keeping your home cooler during the warm months.  If you do go up into this area and especially if you notice that the insulation has become compacted or see gaps, it is time to have this taken care of.

However, it is also a favorite place for pests.  Small cracks make it easy for insects to invade the area and then migrate into the living quarters.  Birds and smaller animals, like mice, squirrels, and other species, find it a great place to overwinter and then breed and raise their babies through the late winter and spring.  These varmints bring with them other insects like ticks and lice, and diseases from their urination and defecation.  None of this is beneficial.

Two Solutions in One: Insulate Your Attic and Protect Against Pests with Safe and Flame Retardant Pest Control Insulation.

Adding pest control insulation to your attic is one of the best home improvement upgrades you can make.  It takes care of two problems at once.  It assures that you have sufficient insulation to keep your home comfortable and avoid any concerns or issues.  Using insulation with pest control means you can feel confident that termites, silverfish, cockroaches, wasps and other insects will leave your home alone.

This insulation is not toxic to humans.  We don’t lie in the product or chew it.  It is restricted to areas of your home that are not accessible by children and pets.  Insulation is also a flame retardant.  Should fire get into the attic, it will have a more difficult time spreading to other areas of your home. 

One version of this product is Pest Guard Insulation.  It is made from fiberglass or cellulose and has a borate added for pest control.  This is a blown insulation that can be layered on top of any current insulation to fill gaps and cracks and provide yet another layer as a barrier to maintain better climate control, and that will translate to a savings in utility costs.

Effective and Safe: How Pest Guard Insulation Works to Keep Pests Out of Your Attic”

 attic insulation OttawaBorate will bind to the insulation fibers and will evenly distribute throughout the area.  When an insect comes in contact with the borate, those particles will adhere to the insect.  As the bug grooms itself, it will ingest the borate, which will distrupt their digestive process and they will die, leaving your home protected from infestation 

It is applied using a hose that will be directed back and forth throughout the attic.  It is a slow process but these tiny fibers will provide you with the protection you are looking for.  Since it is a pest control product, it must be handled by a professional who is trained in its application and all of the safety precautions required.

If you have concerns about the status of your current insulation or would like more information about how a pest control additive would be beneficial, contact our office.  We will be happy to have a trained representative answer all your questions.