How to Deter Pests with the Right Insulation
August 19, 2020
Our homes may be our havens, but they also can be a haven for pests such as rodents and insects. Pests can damage our homes and be detrimental to our health. One way to deter pest infestation is by installing the right type of insulation. Read why it’s essential to replace old insulation and the best insulation for your attic, roof, basement, and windows to keep pests at bay.
Why it’s Important to Replace Old Insulation
Older insulating products are known to succumb to both rodent and insect infestations as the fibres break down. That’s why it’s crucial to inspect your attic and other areas of your home where old insulation may be present. If you find mice droppings or insects, it’s essential that you deal with pest control right away before removing and replacing your insulation.
Not only do you save money with energy rebates, but newer insulating products help prevent damage from an infestation with rodent and insect resistant materials and methods.
Spray the Critters Away
Spray foam isn’t just used for attic insulation, soundproofing, and moisture control, it is also an effective method for deterring rodents and insects from entering your home. Spray foam works as an insulating product by sealing all cracks and other entrance ways into your house. It is especially useful in attics, garages, basements, and other areas where pests tend to enter a home. However, you’ll need to make sure all critters and infestations are removed before you start spraying, as spray foam is a preventive measure, and does not exterminate the problem.
Look for Pest Controlled Fibreglass Products
You can lower your attic insulation costs and get pests under control with newer fibreglass batts and loose-fill products that contain boric acid and borates. These compounds help deter pests over time and are known for protecting wood frames from insects such as termites and carpenter ants.
Hire a Professional to Do the Job Right
A professional insulation contractor will inspect your home for any possible entryways and infestation areas and suggest the best product to use as a preventative measure. Best of all, a professional will be able to cover all those nooks and crannies that are hard to reach to ensure that all pests remain outside of your home where they belong.
For more tips and FAQs, read How Insulation Saves You Money and Keeps you Comfortable.
For the best insulation for your home or business, contact Okanagan Insulation Services. Our team is certified to provide and install the best energy-efficient insulation that will save you money and improve your home’s comfort year-round.