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Problems That Can Affect Your Eugene Home's Insulation This Fall

November 30, 2023 - Insulation

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Many Eugene residents welcome the fall weather with open arms, and as the cool air comes in, your home's insulation is crucial to protecting your family. But certain factors can affect your insulation, making it less effective and, in some cases, dangerous. This article will explain more about the potential problems that can happen to insulation and what you can do to protect your home.

We'll start by explaining the issues that can occur and review the pest problems fall weather can bring to your home. We'll also provide expert tips to help you protect your home's insulation from pests. Continue reading to learn more about pest control and insulation service with the experts at Ultimate Pest Control.

Problems Facing Your Eugene Home's Insulation

As the temperatures drop, certain pests become more likely to seek shelter inside our warm homes. Areas with insulation, like the attic, inside the walls, and crawl space, are especially susceptible to pest problems because they offer protection from the elements and lower the chances of being discovered. These critters can wreak havoc on your home's insulation, contaminating it with their waste.

Pests in your insulation create a health risk, cause foul smells, and damage the material, causing the need for wall and attic insulation removal. If you suspect pests might be living and nesting in your home's insulation, the pros from Ultimate Pest Control are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our pest control and insulation services or to schedule an inspection.

Pest Problems Fall Brings

With each season, various pests become more of a problem for homeowners. Spring and summer mark the return of mosquitoes and stinging insects, and fall increases the likelihood of other types of pests, including:

  • Rats

  • Mice

  • Squirrels

  • Bats

  • Raccoons

  • Birds

Each of these pests creates health risks for your family, including exposure to rabies, parasites like fleas and ticks, and bacteria, and increases the chances of year-round allergies and asthma attacks. We suggest you never attempt to remove these pests on your own because most wild animals will attack if they sense a threat. Contact us today at Ultimate Pest Control to learn more about our wildlife and pest control services.

Five Tips To Protect Your Home's Insulation From Pests

Fall is an excellent time of year to take steps to prevent pest problems. Here are five practical tips to pest-proof your home and protect your insulation:

  1. Repair broken vents and loose siding that can allow pests to get in.

  2. Seal cracks on the exterior with silicone caulk and check that weatherstripping is intact around doors and windows.

  3. Check that all windows and doors close properly and install door sweeps.

  4. Fill more significant gaps, including around utility pipes, with steel wool.

  5. Install a chimney cap and screen attic vents, and repair damaged shingles.

The experts at Ultimate Pest Control are here to help you prevent troublesome pests from getting inside. Contact us today to learn more about our professional pest control and insulation services or to schedule an inspection.

Your Source For Insulation Replacement In Eugene

Going into the attic or crawl space and finding animal droppings or the smell of their waste is a frustrating experience and a severe health risk. Special equipment and respirators are needed to prevent illness from touching or breathing in this waste.

The experts at Ultimate Pest Control can assist with clean-up, sanitation, and insulation replacement when necessary. Contact us today to learn more about our pest control and insulation services or to schedule a free inspection and get back to having a safe, pest-free home.

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