Do pesticide paints and other pesticide-impregnated building materials (drywall and insulation) work?

When deciding whether or not to invest in pesticide-impregnated products, consider:

  • How long will the pesticide remain effective?
    Ask for data on residual control from the supplier.
  • Has the product been tested in a lab and in the field?
    Ask for references.
  • Is there a chance that a resident who moves in will be sensitive to pesticides?
    You should maintain the option of offering a chemical-free living space.

To help you make your decision, consult the National Pesticide Information Center.