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