The best rodent resistant insulation for your home
Most buildings in Quebec can be plagued by rodent infestations, especially with the arrival of cool temperatures. Mice and rats are especially fond of settling in insulated walls and attics, sheltered from the inclement weather of the cold season. Once settled, they can cause significant damage to your insulation.
While rodents will damage most insulation materials, some insulation products offer greater resistance. From wire mesh to hemp, there are solutions for rodent proofing your home.
Here are the insulation products that our mouse extermination service prefers:
What insulation materials can be used to prevent rodent infestation?
The most effective way to avoid rodent infestations is to bring in a team of pest prevention specialists. You can also use the insulation in your home to keep rodents away, since they hate certain materials.
Here are the 3 insulation materials to consider if you want to avoid falling victim to mice, field mice and other rodents:
Mesh screens to prevent rodent intrusion
One of the most common methods is to install an anti-intrusion screen, usually made of iron wire mesh, at the rodent entry points. This solution is highly effective in preventing pest intrusion, but you have to be familiar with the openings where pests might enter.
Cellulose, mouse proof insulation
Cellulose insulation offers many advantages. In addition to providing health benefits for the inhabitants of the house, it also protects against rodents that cannot tolerate its dry composition.
Cellulose wadding is quite different from rock fibre or fibreglass. Cellulose is made from newsprint and recycled paper and is an environmentally friendly material that repels rodents because it collapses when they start digging their nests.
Hemp insulation, effective rodent resistant insulation
Most animals are naturally repelled by hemp, which makes it an ideal insulation material to limit the entry of rats and mice. What’s more, if you still have an intrusion, you can rest assured that your insulation will suffer little or no damage.
What can you do in addition to using good insulation against mice?
Rodents, mischievous little animals that are always looking for food, can enter homes that are made of the best insulation. If you want peace and quiet in the fall, there are other methods you can use to prevent intruders.
Caulking is a rodent proof insulation solution
Not only does caulking protect you from rodent infestations, it can also be effective against insects. This makes it the perfect solution to prevent infestations of all kinds.
Every hole, crack or crevice in your home is a potential entry point for rodents and it is important to ensure that each one is properly sealed. This can be done by having a pest management team provide caulking services. The technician will be able to identify all potential entry points and caulk them accordingly.
Repellents, products that repel mice and rats
In addition to using the right insulation and caulking the entry points, you can continue your rodent control by using repellents and placing them in strategic locations. Here are a few natural repellents that are particularly effective at keeping rodents out:
- Peppermint and eucalyptus
- Laurel or Hyacinth leaves
Anti-rat and anti-mouse chemicals or ultrasonic repellents can also be used to control mice and rats.
Keep mice away from home with E.Exterminateur
Have you noticed the unmistakable signs of rodent intrusion in your home? If so, chances are that your insulation has been damaged. Check it to see the extent of the damage, but before you change it, you must first solve your rodent problem. There is no point in installing new insulation if it is immediately destroyed by pests.
If you have a problem with rodents, contact E.Exterminateur. Rats and mice are a danger to your home and your health. Our technicians are trained to deal with the problem efficiently and professionally and can offer you a caulking service that will give you peace of mind after their intervention.