Owning a home can be a joyous, yet overwhelming experience. Although you are proud to have your own place, it also comes with a lot of responsibilities. One of them is keeping your home safe from pests and keeping it warm during the cold winter months. Luckily, Universal Insulation Doctor offers the perfect combination to help you with both issues. Additionally, you should know about the most popular types of insulation and understand the warning signs of a rodent or pest that might be in your home. Regardless of the issue, we can surely help you.
What is Universal Pest Guard Insulation?
Universal Insulation Doctor offers Universal Pest Guard Insulation. This insulation was specifically designed to prevent pests from entering your home through the attic or crawl space. This cellulose insulation with a pest control blend makes a great solution for any pest issues you might have in your attic.
Types of Attic Insulation You Might Consider
Your attic insulation is very important when it comes to keeping your home warm. This is because heat rises directly to your attic. Therefore, quality attic insulation will block the heat from escaping. There are four main types of insulation you might be considering when researching this topic.
Fiberglass Batt Insulation
This is the most common insulation. Fiberglass batt insulation comes in big rolled-up sheets of material that are fused together with a chemical vapor. The installation of this type of insulation is straightforward. Additionally, its manufacturing is considerably eco-friendly, and the vapor barrier makes it flame-proof. However, fiberglass insulation can lead to injury, since it is made of glass. Additionally, the vapor barrier can be harmful if inhaled or touched. This type of insulation is loved by rodents and unwanted visitors, making your home susceptible to rodent infestation.
Blow-in Fiberglass Insulation
This type of insulation also uses fiberglass, posing the same issues as the previous insulation. However, instead of it coming in big rolled-up sheets, it is blown in through a machine. This method of installation can ensure your attic is air-tight, which can help with your energy bills. Additionally, this insulation does not require the chemical vapor barrier that the batt insulation has. This allows for better air quality in your home. However, this type of insulation requires a lot more maintenance than other types. Additionally, if it gets damp, it can be more difficult to remove than fiberglass batts.
Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam insulation has gained popularity over the years. It is the only type of insulation that comes in liquid form. Once sprayed, this insulation thickens and grows to airtightly fit into the space. This insulation is great because it lasts much longer than fiberglass. Additionally, it does not have a vapor barrier. Furthermore, spray foam insulation adds structural support to your home. However, it is very costly to install it. Additionally, if not properly installed, it can create or add to water damage. Not to mention, the substances used to create this spray foam insulation are dangerous to touch.
Much like blown-in fiberglass, this type of insulation is installed with the help of a machine. This insulation is made from all kinds of recycled materials, including wood, newspapers, and cardboard. Additionally, boric acid and other substances are applied to the insulation to make it flame-proof. Cellulose insulation is much better for the planet. Additionally, it helps reduce wind-washing, and the boric acid allows it to slow the spread of fires.
Universal Pest Guard Insulation is made of cellulose and provides energy efficiency allowing you to save money on heating bills. Additionally, your attic will be fully insulated and protected against spiders, silverfish, and other unwanted insects.
Signs of Pests in Your Attic
Unfortunately, the attic space of a house is a great place for rodents, and other pests love to live in during the colder months of the year. This is because the space has everything they need, with the insulation easily becoming a material to build nests and free from any humans wandering around. If you take the right precautions, a pest invasion can be prevented, and it will not snowball into something bigger and more costly. Therefore, it is important to understand the warning signs of any unwanted visitors in your attic. These include:
- Scratching Noises: Most rodents are active during the night. If you hear any scratching noises in your ceilings or walls, you are likely to have visitors.
- Evidence of Excrement: If you notice droppings or any strange smells in your home, you are likely to have rodents or other pests in your home.
- Nests: Rodents love to use pieces of paper and twigs to build nests and keep themselves warm in the attic or the walls of your home.
- Damaged Insulation: If you see pieces of insulation in your vents, rodents are likely destroying your insulation. You will also notice that it is much more difficult to keep your home warm, which is another sign of damaged insulation.
If you notice any of the signs, it is important to contact pest control specialists right away. Luckily, Universal Insulation Doctor can help you deal with the pesky intruders and with the damaged insulation you have encountered. We offer contaminated insulation removal, adding to existing insulation, disinfecting treatments in the attic and crawl space, attic and sub-floor insulation, and Universal Pest-Guard Insulation installation.
Universal Insulation Doctor offers high-quality pest control services to keep you and your loved ones safe in your home. Our exterminators provide a variety of pest control services, including termite control, rodent extermination, ant control, and much more. Your loved ones’, including your pets, safety comes first. If you want to learn more about our services, feel free to contact us.