Two areas relating to cellulose insulation that often are fraught with misinformation are mold and insect resistance. It's important for industry professionals to have and share the facts with their clients.
A frequent argument against using cellulose insulation is the myth that it is more prone to mold than other insulation materials. This is simply not true.
Mold growth requires the presence of moisture, which typically occurs in the form of humidity in a home or building. Cellulose Insulation naturally diffuses moisture, and Fiberlite’s Cellulose Insulation is specially treated with Board Defense® (EPA Reg. No. 44757-20) which protects against the germination of mold and mildew within the insulation system. In fact, Fiberlite's Cellulose Insulation has been scientifically proven by Dr. Jose Herrera, Truman State University-Kirksville, MO, to effectively kill mold spores. His research led to two peer-reviewed scientific articles. The first article was published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene; the second in Micologia Aplicada International.
Few insulation products provide insect resistance. Industry professionals looking for unique pest control solutions for their clients should specify Fiberlite's InCide® Pest Control Insulation. It offers all the benefits of cellulose insulation plus the advantage of continuous pest control in the walls and attics of homes and buildings.
InCide® Pest Control Insulation protects against the following insects:
InCide® Pest Control Insulation (EPA Reg. No. 44757-4-59737 and Est. No. 59737-MO-001) is specially formulated to kill insects upon contact; preventing infestations anywhere the product is applied. Because InCide® Pest Control Insulation is an EPA registered pest control product, it may only be installed by a licensed pest control operator.
Visit IncidePestControl.com to learn more about this amazing product that is bringing cellulose insulation and pest control together for good.