How Does TAP® Insulation Work?
TAP is made up primarily of cellulose insulation that’s been treated with boric acid. The borate is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used throughout history as a cleaning agent, an antiseptic, and a method to preserve food. In small quantities it’s essentially harmless to humans and animals. However, when certain insect pests ingest it, they are unable to pass the mineral and die soon after. And just like that, you’ve stopped an infestation before one has had a chance to form.
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What is TAP® Pest Control Insulation?In addition to being an exceptional home insulation option by keeping structures thermally sound, TAP also prevents and controls pests with the borate-infused material. Pests are unable to build up a tolerance to the borate infused in the insulation. With TAP Insulation, you can have peace of mind knowing that yours is protected from these common pests:
- Ants >
- Bat Bugs
- Boxelder Bugs >
- Centipedes >
- Cockroaches >
- Crickets >
- Darkling Beetles
- Earwigs >
- Kudzu Bugs >
- Lady Beetles >
- Millipedes >
- Pillbugs >
- Silverfish >
- Sowbugs >
- Stink Bugs >
- Termites >
Benefits of TAP Insulation
Acting quickly and proactively is the first step in maintaining a pest-FREE home. Here are some of the benefits of TAP insulation:
- Keeps home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter
- Reduces heating and cooling bills 20-40% and pays for itself over time
- 32% more efficient than fiberglass insulation
- More fire retardant than fiberglass insulation
- Manages pests that may enter your attic
- Reduces noise
- Environmentally responsible – TAP has earned an Energy STAR and is made from 87% recycled paper
- Can be installed over existing insulation
- Lifetime warranty – you’ll NEVER have to replace it
TAP Pest Control Insulation Services in Michigan
At Griffin Pest Solutions, our goal is to reduce the conditions in your property that may lead or contribute to pest problems. Our home insulation services can help decrease the risk of pest problems inside your home. TAP Insulation is a smart investment for new and existing structures, and we are proud to have licensed technicians that have the expertise needed to install it in your Michigan property. Contact us today to get an estimate for TAP Insulation!
TAP stands for Thermal Acoustical Pest Control Insulation
Insect pests come into contact with insulation and get coated with boric acid as a result. They then ingest the mineral while grooming themselves or each other, and since they are unable to pass it, they eventually die of dehydration or malnutrition.
TAP Insulation is blown into your attic, or into the wall voids of new constructions. It can be easily installed over existing installation, and the process takes between four to six hours depending on the size of the space treated.
TAP is made with upwards of 80% recycled materials. It’s cellulose, which takes less energy to produce, and when installed it can greatly reduce a household’s carbon footprint.
TAP insulation is unable to kill rodents due to the concentration of boric acid. But this is a good thing, as it also means your pets and smaller children won’t be harmed unless they ingest a large enough quantity.
The boric acid in TAP Insulation is not harmful to humans or pets, unless ingested in large quantities. And the material of the insulation is not flammable. In fact, the borates in the cellulose slow down the spread of fire where other insulations would fail!
TAP Insulation, once settles, maintains a level of effectiveness that lasts almost indefinitely. Unless it is damaged by water or larger pests, you won’t have to worry about replacing the material for as long as you live in your current property!