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T·A·P Insulation

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What Is Pest Control Insulation?

T·A·P is a natural fiber insulation treated with Boric acid to produce fire-retardant, thermally superior, sound deadening insulation with permanent pest control properties. T·A·P is acceptable for use around humans and pets but deadly to cockroaches, silverfish, ants, millipedes, termites and other pests listed on the label.

How does it compare?

T·A·P Pest Control Insulation is one of the best performing insulations on the market, outperforming traditional fiberglass insulation by 32% while providing a permanent pest control for your attic.

Is T·A·P really a Green product?

Yes! T·A·P has earned the ENERGY STAR form the EPA. T·A·P contains 87% recycled paper. Installing T·A·P in a 1500 sq ft new ranch style home effectively recycles as much newsprint as a family will consume in 40 years; not only recycling, but removing it from the waste stream saving landfill space. Glass fiber contains only about 20% recycled content and data reported to the Canadian Standards Association suggests  glass fiber production requires 59 times more energy than cellulose production! 

How will I save money?

When added to existing insulation or installed on its own, T·A·P helps keep comfortable air in the living area of your home. This reduces the energy required to heat  and cool your home reducing your heating and cooling bills, saving you additional money by decreasing wear and tear on your HVAC system. Click on this link to find a list of all the available rebates and incentives in your area.

How does it work?

T·A·P is a loose fill cellulose insulation blown in using a machine. Unlike rolled insulation T·A·P forms a perfect fit filling nooks and crannies. T·A·P can be used as a “cap” over existing insulation in an attic or can be used on its own. Pests crawl through the insulation transferring Boric acid to their bodies and will die after ingesting it.

Frequently Asked Questions….

Isn’t cellulose insulation a fire hazard?

This is a common myth often perpetuated by other insulation industries. Most houses are cellulose (made from wood and forest products). T·A·P® Pest Control Insulation contains a fire-retardant that actually makes homes safer in the event of fire. Traditional insulation can melt creating a chimney-like effect in a wall. T·A·P® Pest Control Insulation, with its fire-retardant characteristics, will not hold a flame and forms a ‘charred’ surface barrier which limits the spread of fire.

I already have insulation in my attic, do I need T·A·P® Pest Control Insulation?

It is a strong possibility. First, your current insulation most likely does not have pest control properties, so adding T·A·P® Pest Control Insulation would be greatly beneficial. Second, the U.S. Department of Energy recommends a fairly significant amount of insulation (R-49) in residential attics. This amount far exceeds most building codes and specs which means that many homes do not have enough insulation. It has been estimated that 65% of homes in the U.S. are under-insulated, and most homes over 10 years old have about 1/3 of the recommended amount of insulation.

My research shows boric acid is roughly as toxic as table salt. If so, how can it kill pests?

Boric acid attaches to the bodies of the pests as they crawl through or nest in the insulation. Since these pests are “self-grooming” insects, they ingest the boric acid when they groom themselves. As the pests cannot excrete the boric acid, it accumulates in the gut eventually proving lethal due to dehydration, malnutrition, or both.

Does T·A·P® Pest Control Insulation control mice, rats, or squirrels?

No, T·A·P® Pest Control Insulation has no effect on mice, rodents, or squirrels. However, it does not act as a food source for these animals.

How long does installation on an existing home take?

Installing T·A·P® Pest Control Insulation over existing attic insulation typically takes half a day. However, installation time depends on the size of the home.

Does T·A·P® Pest Control Insulation have an odor?

The borates in T·A·P® Pest Control Insulation actually help absorb and reduce any foul odors.

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