Part of our comprehensive pest control services available in Jacksonville, Florida.




TAP insulation (which is short for thermal, acoustical, pest control) tackles two key problems at once: it provides excellent attic insulation to reduce your energy bills and outstanding pest control. This is another one of Turner’s comprehensive pest control services in Jacksonville, and our fully trained technicians are licensed to install TAP insulation in the area. This eco-friendly type of insulation material contains a unique form of pesticide that keeps commonly found insects away from your attic.

Here’s how it works. A specialized form of borate is added to the paper fibers of the insulation material, providing pest control benefits. This borate substance is safely used by pest management professionals inside and outside of homes to kill insects. This makes our TAP insulation service in Jacksonville a safe and environmentally friendly option for your pest control needs.

Better yet: this pest control insulation outperforms traditional forms in just about every category.


This pest control insulation is a loose-fill substance that’s composed of recycled paper that is diverted from landfills. It’s reduced in size and, after being fed into a disc mill, has the consistency of cotton, which is ideal for being blown into attics and wall voids with specialized machines as insulation. As a result, this insulation functions as a pesticide (EPA #89140-1).

TAP attic insulation in Jacksonville can be installed in new structures or blown over existing insulation. As an insulation material, it keeps homes warmer in the wintertime and cooler in the summertime, helping to reduce energy costs. Common household pests that TAP insulation controls include ants, booklice, centipedes, crickets, darkling beetles, earwigs, millipedes, roaches, silverfish, sow bugs, and more.

Additional benefits include how Jacksonville TAP insulation protects against mold and mildew and provides excellent acoustical control as well as fire resistance. This pest control insulation bears the ENERGY STAR® Seal and Insulate Mark while being UL Classified and, when you choose TAP attic insulation in Jacksonville for your home, you’ll have permanent pest protection with a lifetime warranty.


Is the current insulation material in your attic damaged? When this happens, it can reduce the insulation’s effectiveness and, sometimes, even create hazardous conditions. Or, if your home has fiberglass insulation, this soft, fluffy material can enter your soffits, which can also reduce the overall performance of the attic insulation.

Your Turner Pest Control technician can perform a professional inspection of your attic and evaluate the condition of your insulation. They can also determine if small animals and insects are there, which can create additional hazards.


Here are just some of the reasons why removing and replacing your attic insulation can make good sense. First, the insulation could be damaged by an animal presence and, when that occurs, humans exposed to their fresh urine, droppings, saliva, or nesting materials can become infected with diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Diseases and parasites carried by these wild, free-ranging creatures can include fleas, ticks, lice, mites, tuberculosis, histoplasmosis, and encephalitis with children and pets being the most susceptible.

Even when animal droppings are moved or air flows through them, airborne spores can enter the body through inhalation, ears, and eyes. Odor can also be a problem. Animals and their waste can attract mildew, mold, bacteria, and more, and these microorganisms can continue to breed.

Plus, when insulation is disturbed or damaged, your energy bills can increase, costing you money. This disturbance can also create an environment where moisture damage is more likely to occur. When insulation is uneven, this can also cost you money because your HVAC system has to work harder; leaky ductwork is also a culprit.

The solution? TAP attic insulation in Jacksonville!

Jacksonville TAP Insulation FAQs

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What does TAP insulation consist of?

The main component of Jacksonville TAP insulation is recycled paper that has been reduced in size. Next up, it’s fed into a disc mill with the result being material that’s transformed into a consistency that resembles cotton and can be blown into attics and wall voids using special machinery. It becomes environmentally sensitive yet highly effective pest control insulation when it’s further transformed by a proprietary borate infusion. This insulation also helps to reduce energy costs in your home. Interested in TAP attic insulation in Jacksonville with its ongoing protection from pests and lifetime warranty? Contact us online or call (904) 355-5300.

Is there anything toxic about TAP insulation?

No! Quite the opposite, as Jacksonville TAP insulation creates a protective environment for your Florida home, helping to prevent toxic situations. This pest control insulation is environmentally friendly and provides multiple benefits for your home. The foundational substance of TAP insulation is recycled paper that’s typically been diverted from landfills before being transformed into the needed consistency for its purpose.

Infused with a specialized form of borate turns this material into pest control insulation. Borate is already safely utilized by pest control professionals in numerous ways.

How long-lasting is TAP insulation?

In the right conditions, including when no roof leaks have occurred, TAP attic insulation in Jacksonville can last up to a century! When you compare that to traditional insulation—which, under ideal conditions, can last for decades—then it’s easy to see the durability of Jacksonville TAP insulation and the value it provides you. 

Why should you choose Turner for our Jacksonville TAP insulation?

We’re the experienced choice, having more than fifty years of professional pest control experience, and we leverage that as we install TAP attic insulation in Jacksonville. Our fully trained technicians will provide you with top-notch service as they install your pest control insulation. 

If you’re ready to get started in your Jacksonville home, please contact us online or call (904) 355-5300.

Is TAP insulation worth it in Jacksonville?

TAP attic insulation in Jacksonville offers plenty of benefits, making it a great value that’s worth the cost. TAP, which is short for “thermal, acoustical, pest control,” addresses two important needs. First, it insulates your attic and wall voids well. Second, this form of pest control insulation is highly effective in fighting back against a wide variety of pests that often settle in Florida attics and walls: ants, booklice, centipedes, crickets, darkling beetles, earwigs, millipedes, roaches, silverfish, sow bugs, and more. This is permanent pest protection, too, and it comes with a lifetime warranty. 

Plus, TAP insulation is eco-friendly; the majority of the material is recycled paper that’s been diverted from landfills with its consistency transformed into a cotton-like substance. Then, it’s infused with a safe, specialized form of borate.

TAP pest control insulation is quite versatile because it can be blown over existing insulation or installed in newly constructed homes. It’s energy efficient, too, helping to keep homes cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Because TAP attic insulation in Jacksonville reduces energy costs, it can save you money. It even comes with the ENERGY STAR® Seal and Insulate Mark and is UL Classified.

This pest control insulation is fire resistant with excellent acoustical control—and it even guards against mold and mildew. Add up all those benefits of Jacksonville TAP insulation, and its excellent value is clear. To get started with your TAP attic insulation in Jacksonville, please contact us for your free inspection

Is TAP insulation better than fiberglass?

When you choose TAP insulation, it will provide you with plenty of benefits that you just can’t get with fiberglass. First, under appropriate conditions, TAP is incredibly long lasting: up to one hundred years. Contrast that to more traditional forms of insulation like fiberglass, which under typical conditions will last, at best, a few decades.

TAP is denser than fiberglass, which is soft and fluffy. This means that it slows down airflow more efficiently than fiberglass, which can get blown about, enter soffits, and lose effectiveness. TAP also has acoustical benefits, which can translate into a more peaceful environment. 

Now, here’s the biggest differentiator. TAP is much more than insulation. It’s also a highly effective form of pest control: innovative and eco-friendly, protecting against ants, booklice, centipedes, crickets, darkling beetles, earwigs, millipedes, roaches, silverfish, sow bugs, and other pests commonly found in Florida. 

Here’s how it works. The insulation material is infused with a safe form of borate that pest control experts already use to safely treat pests in cabinets, baseboards, and so on. Then, when pests ingest the specialized substance while cleaning themselves, it eliminates them. Insects don’t develop a tolerance to borate, either, which is why this pest control insulation continues to be effective. To talk about installing Jacksonville TAP insulation into your home, please call (904) 549-6754 or reach out to us online.

Why is TAP the best insulation to keep out pests?

TAP insulation is specially designed to keep out pests in eco-friendly ways. After paper is diverted from a landfill, it’s recycled for this purpose by being fed into a mill and then infused with specialized borate. After pests ingest the substance during self-cleaning, the process eliminates them. This includes pests commonly found in Florida like ants, booklice, centipedes, crickets, darkling beetles, earwigs, millipedes, roaches, silverfish, and sow bugs.

Next, there’s the versatility of TAP. This form of pest control insulation can be blown over already-existing insulation or installed in new home constructions. Or, after old insulation is removed, it can be replaced with TAP insulation. Next up: how long-lasting it is. If events like roof leaks don’t take place, Jacksonville TAP insulation can last up to a century—much longer than the couple-to-few decade lifespan of traditional insulation. 

When you’re ready for TAP attic insulation in Jacksonville, know that Turner experts are fully licensed and trained in the process. Couple that with our more than fifty years in the pest control industry, and you can see why choosing Turner for your TAP insulation is the smart choice. Ready to get started? Please contact our experts online or call (904) 549-6754.

If I already have insulation in my attic, can I switch to TAP insulation?

You definitely can—and options include having your old insulation removed before having TAP installed or having TAP blown over your existing insulation. To find out which is best, our trustworthy team can inspect your attic and make the best recommendation for your specific situation.

Reasons to switch to TAP include how long lasting it is and how effective it is as pest control insulation. Plus, TAP insulation outperforms traditional insulation, including fiberglass, in just about every measurement. It can help your Jacksonville home stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, reducing energy costs (it has the ENERGY STAR ® Seal & Insulate mark and is UL Classified!) and helping you to be more comfortable in your home. So, reach out for your free inspection and recommendation about whether it makes more sense to blow TAP over your existing insulation or remove the current substance before installing your Jacksonville TAP insulation.

Does TAP insulation repel rodents?

TAP insulation is designed to exterminate pests and small animals. Although it may not repel rodents of significant size, it still can help to fight against their presence. First, rodents are attracted to homes that provide them with sources of food, which TAP doesn’t do (fiberglass and other forms of traditional insulation can be used as rodent food). Next up, if rodents do get in, they can bring fleas, ticks, lice, mites, and more with them—and TAP pest control insulation will take care of these pests for you. 

If you’d like to explore Jacksonville TAP insulation for your home, let us know. Turner has more than fifty years of experience in the pest control industry with our trustworthy team fully trained and licensed to install TAP attic insulation in Jacksonville.

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