Orkin partners with insulation maker

GreenFiber, a cellulose insulation maker, has partnered with Orkin, the pest control company, to offer OrkinTherm, a product that offers both energy savings and insect protection. Home Depot will pilot the product at retail in select Texas stores beginning in September.

OrkinTherm is made from 85% recycled paper fibers and is then treated with a long-lasting pest control formula that helps protect against cockroaches, termites, ants and other species of intrusive pests. The product is certified by Energy Star and Scientific Certification Systems as energy efficient and EPA-registered for use around people, pets and the environment. While it's recommended for use in attics, a common entry point in homes for pests, OrkinTherm also can be used in walls, the manufacturer said.

"Pests are always a problem, and if not properly treated, they can wreak havoc on the inside and outside of Texas homes," said Bruce Harned, director of marketing at GreenFiber. "Now, homeowners can purchase and install a solution to proactively protect homes against pests before problems arise.”

Homeowners looking to install OrkinTherm can visit the insulation aisle at select Home Depot stores across Texas and take advantage of free machine rentals with a minimum bag purchase. Installation assistance is also  available, as well as how-to instructions and videos on OrkinTherm's website at orkintherm.com.

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