Whether you own an older property or just bought a new home, your property can benefit from home insulation. Ticks are a constant annoyance during the summertime, but you can prevent ticks from taking over your home through common preventative measures. A specially-formulated insulation can prevent pest infestations and add value to your property.
Fiberglass insulation may keep your home warm, but it can also provide a home for common pests and insects. Cellulose-based insulation is designed to keep unwanted insects like ticks out of your insulation. As an added benefit, these new types of insulation can also keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
Since cellulose-based insulation is often designed out of recycled newspapers and similar materials, it is environmentally friendly. The insulation is pre-treated with boric acid to make it flame retardant and to prevent fungus from taking hold. Since boric acid is a natural pesticide, this treatment can also prevent ticks from nesting in your arms. If the insect is self-grooming, it will absorb the pesticide and die off.
Preventing Ticks in Your Yard
On the outside of your home, you can prevent ticks by raking your leaves and cleaning your yard. Ticks like to grow in border areas, clutter, wood piles and sheds, so make sure that these areas are kept clean. You should make sure that you mow the lawn frequently, remove tall grasses and clean up any leaf litter. Many homeowners will also use tick-specific pesticides to reduce the number of ticks in their yards.
For better prevention and treatment, you can consult with one of our specialists at Capitol Pest. We help individuals throughout the northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. area to treat tick infestations. Whether you need new insulation for your home or professional-quality pesticides, we can help your family prepare your home for the summer. Contact us today to find out how we can help.