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 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 insulation transferring Boric acid to their bodies and will die after ingesting it.
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-www.dsireusa.org to find a list of all the available rebates and incentives in your area.
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 TAP really a Green product?
Yes! T•A•P has earned the ENERGY STAR from 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!
Frequently Asked Questions
- My research shows boric acid is roughly as toxic as table salt, so how can it kill pests?
- I already have insulation in my attic, why would I need T•A•P?
- How long does installation on an existing home take?
- Does T•A•P control mice, rats or squirrels?
- Is Cellulose insulation a fire hazard?
- Does T•A•P smell?