Pest Control Insulation
Pest Control Insulation
Your attic: a place where ghosts congregate, junk collects, and that scary, fibrous stuff keeps your home warm.
As unfrequented places in homes, attics have become the epitome of cursed folklore in pop culture—and for good reason. When unfinished, these cramped spaces aren’t well lit, don’t have structured walking spaces, and often feature insulation that’s unsafe to breathe for long periods of time without a respirator. To make matters worse (we’re sorry), attics and insulation also provide perfect nesting grounds for pests that find their way into your home. Talk about a whole lot of spooky stuff going on overhead.
While Lloyd Pest Control can’t do much about ridding your home of ghosts or finding you extra storage space, we can provide you with a solution that takes out two birds with one stone (we’re into pest-related idioms): pesticide insulation.
With pest control insulation installation from Lloyd, your home can stay well-insulated while keeping pests out of your attic indefinitely. Yes, we said indefinitely. (Just like the ghouls who are forever haunting your attic.)
What is Pest Control Insulation?
Pesticide insulation is a boron-based type of compressed fiber that does not break down over time. Boron—a naturally occurring trace mineral that’s necessary for plant, animal, and human health—disrupts insects’ digestive systems by killing their gut bacteria that aids in metabolic processes. Self-grooming insects, such as drywood termites, will rub their bodies against pesticide insulation while nesting and directly ingest the boric acid. As insects can’t excrete this mineral, it will build up in their stomachs until they are too dehydrated or malnourished to survive.
Note: Pesticide insulation does not prevent mice, rodents, or squirrels, but it also does not provide a food source for these pests.
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Is Boron-Based Cellulose Safe?
Boron-based pesticide insulation is extremely low in toxicity, meaning it will not harm you, your family, or your pets in your home. Additionally, this type of cellulose insulation is environmentally friendly and EPA-registered, as it’s made from 80 percent recycled paper. While it’s common knowledge that paper is flammable, fire-retardant materials are added to cellulose insulation to ensure a safe application and continued performance.
Is Pest Control Insulation Energy-Efficient?
Pesticide insulation not only keeps insects out of your attic, but it also keeps your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter while reducing your carbon footprint, saving you money on utility bills and preventing post-installation waste. Because pest control insulation is denser than traditional insulation, air will not be able to pass through as easily, which helps you retain comfortable temperatures all year long.
How Is Pest Control Insulation Installed?
Like traditional forms of insulation, cellulose pesticide insulation is blown into your attic through a machine by a licensed professional. With the ability to be installed over existing insulation, pesticide insulation can be administered in your attic in as quickly as half a day, depending on the size of your home.
Note: If your existing insulation has been previously damaged by pest infestations, it will need to be completely removed and replaced.
Call Lloyd Today for Pest Control Insulation in Southern California
When it comes to comprehensive pest control solutions in Southern California, Lloyd Pest Control can ensure your entire home is protected. From attic to basement, our treatment methods will keep damaging insects—such as drywood or subterranean termites—far from the infrastructure of your house. Call the pest control professionals at Lloyd today to find out how pesticide insulation can help your home stay insulated and pest-free!