TAP® Pest Control Insulation is a natural fiber insulation made from recycled paper treated with Boric acid to produce fire-retardant, thermally superior, sounds deadening insulation with permanent pest control properties. It is acceptable for use around humans and pets but deadly to cockroaches, silverfish, ants, millipedes, termites and other pests listed on the label.
When added to existing insulation or installed on its own, TAP® Pest Control Insulation helps keep comfortable air in the living area of your home. This reduces the required energy needed to heat or cool your home and, in turn, reduces your heating and cooling bills. Typical energy savings will range from 20%-30%.
TAP® Pest Control Insulation reduces unwelcome noise from outside and helps create a peaceful environment inside the home. Insulated interior walls reduce annoying noises (toilets flushing and appliances running) inside a house.
In addition to conserving energy and reducing unwanted sound TAP® Pest Control Insulation also responsibly eliminates many common household pests.
Frequently Asked Questions
I already have insulation, do I need TAP® Insulation?
It is a strong possibility. First, your current insulation most likely does not have pest control properties, so adding TAP® 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.
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). TAP® Pest Control Insulation contains a fire-retardant that actually makes homes safer in the event of fire. Ordinary fiberglass insulation can melt creating a chimney-like effect in a wall. TAP® 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.
Is TAP® Insulation really a Green product?
Yes! TAP® Pest Control Insulation has earned the ENERGY STAR from the EPA. TAP® Pest Control Insulation contains 87% recycled paper. Installing TAP® Pest Control Insulation in a 1500 square foot new ranch style home effectively recycles as much newspaper as a family will consume in 40 years; not only recycling, but removing it from the waste stream, saving landfill space.
Does TAP® Pest Control Insulation have an odor?
The borates in TAP® Pest Control Insulation actually help absorb and reduce any foul odors.
How is TAP® Pest Control Insulation installed?
TAP® Pest Control Insulation is blown in using a machine. When blown in, TAP® Pest Control Insulation forms a perfect fit in your wall or attic seeking nooks and crannies while filling the entire cavity. Stud cavities in attics are not uniform in size; thus, gaps and voids form when traditional insulation rolls are used. Unlike the fiberglass insulation rolls, TAP® Pest Control Insulation is never cut on the job site, or stuffed into the cavity to fit behind pipes and conduits (which reduces the effectiveness of insulation). Once blown in, TAP® Pest Control Insulation fits over your ceiling like a blanket.
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