Spray foam insulation

Why many builders prefer spray foam insulation:

  • Spray foam insulation is a cost effective way to insulate your home. 
  • The foam is sprayed on as a liquid that hardens. The hardened foam fills in the spaces between the wood framing of your home. 
  • This form of insulation gives your walls and ceilings a hard, waterproof barrier that effectively keeps heat AND cold.

A brief bio on termites (these pests are a fact of life for us in the South):

Termites are tiny little pests that eat just a little bit of wood at a time, but they never stop eating. They can destroy your home or business if left untreated. 

Termites thrive in high humidity environments where they travel in mudtubes or stay underground. 

What do termites and spray foam insulation have to do with one another?

  • Termites can travel quickly through spray foam insulation without having to go to the trouble of building mudtubes. 
  • Spray foam insulation provides what some call a “superhighway” of travel for termites in your home.

Follow along with this line of thinking:

  • Hardened spray foam can trap moisture between the wood in the walls and frames of any structure. 
  • 2. Moist wood is the preferred meal of all termites. 
  • 3. In the high humidity of the South, moist wood (which can’t breathe due to the highly effective waterproof barrier of spray foam insulation) becomes an easy target for termites.
  • 4. Spray foam insulation can hide water leaks for years because it can hold a tremendous amount of water.
  • 5. Hidden leaks and water damage (plus the presence of moisture) create a perfect environment for termites to thrive.


When conventional insulation is in place, water leaks are more easily detected. These types of insulations can be easily removed and replaced. This is not the case with spray foam.

Termites are not attracted to spray foam and they don’t like to eat it. 

More facts:

  • Termites like to eat wood. 
  • Termites are drawn to moist wood.  
  • Termites use spray foam insulation as a way to move faster than ever between the wood framing of a home. 
  • Spray foam makes termites much harder to detect. 
  • Even the most trained and experienced technicians have a very hard time finding termites in a home insulated with spray foam.

One more fact. Homeowners insurance does not cover termite damage.

Sometimes by the time that termites are discovered, it is too late.Termite damage is considered to be preventable. 

Read that again. Termite damage is considered to be preventable. 

If you aren’t protecting your home or business from termites, they are eventually going to get you. All structures including metal buildings are at risk for termites. Every structure has cabinets, sheetrock, flooring, papers, trim and wood to protect.

If you have a home that is NOT insulated with spray foam, Lawn and Pest Solutions can help you to stop current termite troubles, or to prevent inevitable termite troubles. 

We are located in New Albany, MS, and cover Memphis, TN, and the entire North Mississippi area. Our licensed technicians can come and inspect your home for Termite360, our termite program and advise you on a plan of treatment. Contact us here to get a very fast and efficient response to your needs.

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