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Pest Control Attic Insulation

Attic insulation can be easily damaged in a number of ways resulting in a reduction of the overall thermal and acoustical benefits of the insulation or even create hazardous health concerns within your customers homes. The relative warmth of an attic in the winter, as compared to the outside, can be an attractive place for small animals and insects to hide leaving behind feces and other materials and creating a health hazard in the home. Additionally, the soft and fluffy fiber glass insulation in the attic can be blown around by air entering through the soffits which can reduce the overall performance and benefit of the insulation.

Below are a few examples of problems that can occur with attic insulation overtime and simple reasons for removal:

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), humans can become infected with diseases from rodents when they are exposed to fresh urine, droppings, saliva, or nesting materials. When the droppings are moved around, spores can become airborne and enter the human body through inhalation, eyes and ears. Airflow could also potentially create this same effect.
Disturbed or damaged insulation costs homeowners money in energy bills and invites moisture damage.
Uneven insulation and leaky duct work make your HVAC system work harder and robs homeowners of comfort and money.
Animal presence in the attic means urine and feces and even animal carcasses giving off odors. Homeowners may be living with a litter box right above their heads!

The animals and their residue attract insects, mold, bacteria and other microorganisms which feed and breed on organic wastes.

According to the USDA, since free-roaming wildlife does not receive veterinary care, all species can carry diseases and parasites.
Among these hazards, the USDA cites fleas, ticks, lice, mites, tuberculosis,histoplasmosis, and encephalitis. Children and pets are particularly at risk.

This is why TAP Pest Control Insulation is the wise choice!

TAP Pest Control Insulation for Your Attic
TAP Pest Control Insulation offers two sustainable solutions in one innovative product:

an environmentally responsible insulation with superior thermal and sound-deadening properties and a unique and proven method of pest control.

What Is TAP Pest Control Insulation?

taplogoHave you ever wondered what happens to your recycled newspaper? Well, it is quite possible that your old newspaper was used to make TAP insulation.

Thermal Acoustical Pest Control Insulation (TAP) is primarily made from ground-up newspaper. The new paper fibers are then treated with a specially formulated borate solution to give the product its pesticide qualities. The result is a safe and highly effective insulation and pesticide that is environmentally sensitive as well.

TAP Pest Control Insulation is a “loose-fill,’ cellulose insulation, so it is installed by being blown into attics on top of existing insulation. It can also be installed in attics and walls of new homes with specialized machines. While reducing your energy bills by keeping your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer, TAP Pest Control Insulation also controls common household pests that nest in attics and walls like Ants, Booklice, Centipedes, Crickets, Darkling Beetles, Earwigs, Millipedes, Roaches, silverfish, Sow Bugs, and Termites (including Formosan Termites).

TAP Pest Control Insulation is a superior insulation product that guards against mold and mildew, offers excellent acoustical control and fire resistance with year-round energy savings, and provides permanent pest protection backed by a lifetime warranty. Remember, TAP Pest Control Insulation can only be installed by a licensed Pest Management Professional.

 

How Bugs See TAP Pest Control Insulation

 

Once an insect comes in contact with TAP Pest Control Insulation, the borate particles become connected to the insect. Since most household insects are ‘self-grooming,’ they will ultimately ingest the particles which begins the process of killing the insect. The borate particles work to kill the insect by disrupting the insect’s digestive process causing the insect to starve.

Doors and windows are among the easiest ways for insects to enter a home. However, once in the house, the insects typically settle in the attic and walls, where they can breed and where infestations can take hold. With TAP Pest Control Insulation in the walls, as soon as the insect accesses the wall cavity and comes in contact with the insulation, they will begin to die.

Ventilation openings in the attic represent another common point of entry for insects into a home. Once in the attic, insects can begin to nest and breed, or can enter the living space of the home through openings around light fixtures, wires, pipes, and the top plates of walls. However, with TAP Pest Control Insulation in the attic, once the insect enters the attic they will immediately come in contact with boron particles and they will begin to die.

Since boron is a natural element, it is safe to use in a residential construction. TAP Pest Control Insulation is also a green product that is good for the environment. This speaks volumes to those home buyers who wish to reduce their carbon footprint.

 

How Select Pest Control Insulation Service Works:

  • A technician will conduct a FREE insulation inspection.
  • Select Pest Insulation Service will fill gaps in deteriorating insulation by installing a measurably more efficient cellulose insulation on top of your existing insulation or directly between attic joists.
  • The insulation is backed by a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.

Give us a call today for a FREE inspection!