There are many ways to fight back against unwanted pests getting into your home, ranging from keeping your house clean, spraying insecticide around your home to changing out the insulation in your home. Here are three reasons you should install pest control insulation in your home.
#1 Insulation Can Fill Holes In Your Home
Have you ever inspected your attic closely? If you live in an older home, there is a good chance that there are little holes in the walls and ceiling in your attic. These holes used to be placed in attics to allow the air to flow; you need air to flow in order to prevent stagnation and to prevent the growth of mold from moisture building up in the attic.
However, these air holes also provide a perfect way for pests to get into your attic and from there, into the rest of your home. One of the best ways to fill up these air holes is by installing pest-control insulation in your attic. New insulation can be installed in your attic and used to fill all of these air holes while still allowing for adequate air flow in your attic. Vents instead of air holes can be installed at your attic along with the pest-resistant insulation.
#2 Kills Insects Through Contact
Second, if any insects get into your attic or are still in your home, pest control insulation will help element them. When an insect walks across, through or comes in contact with the insulation in any way, they will later die. Elements rub onto their bodies that the insect then ingests when they groom themselves. The insects don't have to eat the insulation to die, they just have to come into contact with it.
The material used to create pest-resistant insulation isn't harmful to pets or people, so it will have no negative effects on your health or well-being. However, it will keep pests out of your home such as roachs, termites and wood-eating ants. It should also help keep larger pests, such as mice, out of your house as well.
#3 Increases Energy Efficiency
Finally, installing new insulation in your attic and in the walls of your home will increase the energy efficiency of your home. It will allow your home to better regulate temperature throughout the year, allowing your home to feel cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Increased insulation will allow you to decrease your heating bills over the long-run.
A solid way to protect yourself against pests while also increasing the energy efficiency of your home is by installing additional insulation in your attic and walls that is designed to be pest-resistant. This added layer of defense will help protect your home further against pests.