How Spray Foam Insulation Prevents Rodents

How Spray Foam Insulation Prevents Rodents

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on August 24, 2022

If you start to notice constant scratching in your walls, attic, and crawl space, it’s normal to feel uneasy and like your skin is crawling because there are likely rodents in your home! In most cases, pest infestations are due to poor insulation and unbarricaded access points that allow pests to enter. By upgrading to spray foam insulation in Toronto, Mississauga, and the GTA with EcoStar Insulation, rodents can be stopped before they squeeze through cracks or crevices of your home.

Continue reading to find out how spray foam insulation in Mississauga can prevent rodents.

How Rodents Enter Your Home

spray foam insulation TorontoHow do rodents get into your home in the first place? Rodents and pests always look for a warm and cozy place to stay. Rats, mice, squirrels, and chipmunks will likely enter through the same openings that cause air and water leaks, including the crawl space, gaps in the attic vents, and the rim joists. This situation is typically worse during the winter as cold temperatures force rodents to find a comfortable habitat. The warm air rising into the attic invites these stray animals into your home to nest or dwell for the season. Spray foam insulation in Mississauga does not prevent an existing rodent issue but blocks entry, stopping animals from coming inside in the future.

How Other Insulation Materials Encourage Rodents & Pests

One of the reasons why spray foam insulation in Toronto is so popular is because other traditional insulation types do not defend well against pests and rodents. Insulation paneling like styrofoam plastic and fibreglass do very little to stop pests from finding entry into your home. These types of insulation give physical access to the property via gaps, holes, and cracks in the surface. Secondly, fibreglass and styrofoam plastic insulation serves as a food source for some animals, attracting them. As rodents feed on insulation, the materials will disintegrate, becoming less effective and granting access to more unwanted pests.

How Spray Foam Prevents Rodents

Since spray foam insulation does not resemble food, therefore rodents are not intrigued by it and generally stay away. Unlike other forms of attic insulation, spray foam insulation in Mississauga and Toronto is more durable and less vulnerable to wear and tear. As a result, the advanced polyurethane foam lasts many years without sagging or developing holes. 

When your insulation is installed by the professionals at EcoStar, you won’t have to worry about granting access to roaming rodents.

Spray Foam Insulation in Toronto & Mississauga

Installing spray foam insulation in Toronto and Mississauga requires a high level of training and expertise. At EcoStar Insulation, our team of contractors understands that it’s more than just installing a new product and takes the necessary steps to provide excellent service. Our insulation contractors will effectively block any airflow, prevent unwanted moisture from accumulating, and create sufficient ventilation throughout your home. The professionals at EcoStar Insulation work to code and follow the manufacturer’s specifications during the installation process, promising quality work. 

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