Have you heard rumors and myths about styrofoam that leave you uncertain? We understand many of you have questions about this material. But fret not! We’re launching a new segment to uncover the truth and debunk all the common stereotypes — let’s debunk myths about EPS polystyrene foam together!

We aim to address all unsubstantiated claims and fabrications circulated by competitors in the construction market. We do this because we are aware that modern styrofoam is used throughout Europe as one of the most effective methods of insulation.

Rodents do NOT consume styrofoam. This myth became popular due to certain instances where rodents, in search of food, may have left scratch marks on styrofoam surfaces, but they cannot actually feed on styrofoam.

The fact is, styrofoam contains no nutritional elements that would satisfy the dietary needs of rodents. Rodents seek food containing necessary elements for their nourishment such as proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and vitamins. Styrofoam is primarily made of polystyrene, which lacks nutrients for living organisms.

Rodents are herbivores, and their digestive systems lack enzymes capable of breaking down the polymer bonds that make up styrofoam.

Accordingly, polystyrene foam boards are not a food source for mice and rats. With the proper selection of styrofoam and well-executed insulation work, this issue will never trouble you!