Attic space is often neglected in a home, but it’s actually one of the biggest sources of energy inefficiencies and pest control problems in Upstate New York and Vermont. Without proper attic insulation you are inviting rodents to take up residence in your home and allowing your heating costs to literally go through the roof.
How Often Should I Replace My Attic Insulation to Prevent Pests?
We recommend that you take a peek at your attic at least every two years, more often if you’ve had a rodent infestation or nuisance wildlife problems in the past. Squirrels, chipmunks, even bats love attics and the old fiberglass insulation. It’s so warm and easy to chew on, break into pieces and move from place to place for nests.
Even if you don’t have rodents in your attic, you should check out your insulation to determine its condition. You may need to add to or replace worn insulation with thermally superior Pest Control Insulation to both prevent pests and avoid losing money in increased heating and cooling costs.
What is Pest Control Attic Insulation?
Pest Control Attic Insulation is a natural fiber insulation treated with boric acid and other proprietary formulations to produce fire-retardant, environmentally-friendly, thermally superior, sound-deadening insulation with pest-controlling properties. It is acceptable for use around humans and pets, but deadly to cockroaches, silverfish, ants, termites and many other crawling insects.
Not only does pest control insulation prevent pests in your attic, it will improve your home’s energy efficiency. It is blown into your attic spaces, so there is no material wasted, and you can put it on top of your existing insulation. It creates a barrier that resists temperature transfer, keeping heat or cold from passing through and quickly paying for itself in reduced energy costs.
How Do I Remove Rodent-Infested, Moldy or Worn Insulation?
The short answer is: you don’t. It’s best to hire a professional pest control insulation specialist. An attic cleanout should be done if:
- There are signs of an advanced rodent infestation
- Nuisance wildlife has been an issue (past or present)
- Evidence of bats (guano)
- Inadequate insulation is currently in place
- Existing insulation is wet or moldy
- There are rodent droppings
For attic insulation services in Upstate NY and Vermont, including Glens Falls, Saratoga, Albany and Rutland, contact the pest control attic insulation specialists at Nature’s Way Pest Control. We can remove damaged insulation, clean up any animal and rodent droppings, sanitize for pathogens, and install your new attic insulation. In addition to pest control insulation, we offer formaldehyde free rolled Batt Fiberglass Insulation and Termite Resistant Foam Insulation. Contact us for a free inspection.