Mice and Insulation

It is estimated that over 90% of all homes in America are insulated with fiberglass. Since its discovery in 1932 and patent in 1938 fiberglass insulation has dominated the market. It is superior to its competition for insulating value and fire safety.

This is good news for consumers. From Far Hills mansions, custom town homes in Morristown, country homes in Lebanon, rustic properties of Smoke Rise, established developments of Flemington, to your own home odds are that it is insulated with fiberglass. Fiberglass insulation is also the favorite nesting material for mice!

When mice gain entry into a home they find fiberglass insulation is in the walls, ceilings, and attics. This material provides ideal nesting for mice. They love it!  They will readily nest in it as well as using it to tunnel through.

Golf ball sized holes in fiberglass insulation are indications that mice have been or currently are infesting. Mice need only a pencil diameter sized hole to gain entry.

This is where rodent proofing pays off. Once an entry point is found the mice will enter and quickly find a quiet place to nest. Attics and basements are most common, followed by kitchens, but any available fiberglass insulated area will also do. Once in the building, mice must be eliminated!

Stuffing holes will not control a mouse population that has gained access into the structure of the building. Elimination success is typically reliant upon a top quality solid bait matrix safely positioned in EPA approved bait stations located where and how mice will readily enter and consume the bait. Top professionals such as Merlin’s Pest Control only use top quality baits.

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