Humans aren’t the only species that don’t like falling temperatures. Outdoor critters and bugs all try to avoid the cold as hard as we do. The only problem is that our homes are some of the only places they have to go to escape winter weather. While they’ll live practically anywhere they can in our house, they tend to love living in our insulation, and particularly the insulation up in our attics. Thankfully, there’s something we can do to prevent that from happening! Installing new cellulose insulation in Little Rock, AR can work like a charm to eliminate these pests from our attics:
- Rodents: If you think about it, living in fiberglass insulation would be pretty nice if you’re a mouse, rat or squirrel. It’s warm, and you’d be safe from predators. Additionally, if the house you’re living in has old insulation, moving around would be pretty easy. Fortunately, you can make your home uninhabitable for rodents by installing cellulose insulation in Little Rock, AR. Cellulose insulation is toxic to these pests, so when a self-cleaning rodent goes to wash himself or herself, it’s going to end up dead. Call today to learn more about cellulose insulation and how it’ll effectively insulate your house while doubling as a rodent deterrent.
- Bugs: Old insulation in your attic isn’t just ineffective—it can actually attract cockroaches. Cockroaches set up shop in fiberglass insulation to make a home and dine on the fiberglass. You can prevent them from going to town on your insulation by installing cellulose insulation throughout your home. Since cellulose insulation is toxic to pests, it’s sure to be the last meal for any cockroach or other bug that tries to ingest it. Keep in mind that insulation alone isn’t enough to prevent bugs from entering your home. Speak to a pest removal service about spraying for bugs on a regular basis.
So, what can you do to be proactive about keeping your space pest-free? Here are two suggestions that work well together:
- Install new insulation: Calling us to install new cellulose insulation is an easy way to prevent bugs and rodents from making nests in your home. Although cellulose insulation is on the more expensive end of the spectrum, it does wonders to keep your home comfortable and energy efficient throughout the year. Installing now before winter hits is the best way to ensure you’ll be warm and toasty until spring rolls around.
- Seal cracks: Rodents and bugs can get into your home through the smallest cracks imaginable. As a diligent homeowner, you should inspect your foundation and walls for cracks on a regular basis. If and when you spot a crack, use caulk or another sealant to fill it.
If you have a pest issue, calling an exterminator is your best bet. But if you’d like to keep your home pest-free while staying warm and comfortable this winter, get in touch with the team at Harris Insulation. Call today to learn more about cellulose insulation in Little Rock, AR and how installing it in your home can save you big time on your heating and cooling bills, all while barring pests from entering your home!