Can insulation materials attract mice?

Can insulation materials attract mice and other animals? How can I tell whether any given insulation material or/and product will have this effect?

Asked by Everson on 16th Nov 2020
Expert Trade Answers
"Well anything can attract mice and animals I wouldn’t say insulation wouldn't make it any worse."
Answered on 16th Nov 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
"Mice have been known to chew through electrical wires, fiberglass insulation batts, and rigid foam insulation. Generally, mice have no attraction to spray foam insulation, as it doesn't represent a food source."
Answered on 17th Nov 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
"Rodents including rats seem to like fiberglass and rockwool they use it to line their nests. They have also been known to take it to nearby locations to use as materials for nests. Spray foam insulation has been proving to be the best insulation to deter rodents"
Answered on 5th Feb 2021 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
"Unlike Icynene® spray foam, traditional forms of insulation do not provide an airtight coverage, leaving gaps large enough for rodents to sneak through. As well as this, fibreglass and polystyrene act as a food source for pests."
Answered on 30th Nov 2022 - Member since Nov 2022 - report
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