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Pest Control Insulation

Innovative and Environmentally Responsible

When you need insulation in your attic and want to benefit from pest control that gets rid of a wide range of commonly found insects, TAP insulation provides exactly that. As part of Turner’s comprehensive pest control services, our professional technicians are fully trained and licensed to install TAP insulation. TAP — which stands for thermal, acoustical, pest control — is an outstanding, eco-friendly pesticide insulation material that is ideal for your attic, and it’s different from other cellulose insulation that has been treated with a pesticide. 

The substance that provides the pesticide benefit is a form of borate that’s infused into the paper fibers of the insulation material. The specialized borate substance found in TAP attic insulation is the same type that pest management professionals often use to get rid of insects when placed in cabinets, baseboards, and more.  

Overall, TAP insulation outperforms traditional attic insulation in just about every category.

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Insulation Material Infused With Pest Protection

So, what is TAP insulation, exactly? It’s a loose-fill material made of recycled paper, making it a cellulose insulation.  can be installed in attics and walls of new homes using specialized machines. It can also be blown over existing insulation. Some benefits of TAP insulation include the following:

  • Reducing energy costs by keeping homes warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer
  • Controlling household pests that are commonly found in Florida attics and walls, including ants, booklice, centipedes, crickets, darkling beetles, earwigs, millipedes, roaches, silverfish, sow bugs, and termites (including the Formosan species)
  • Guarding against mold and mildew
  • Providing excellent acoustical control and fire resistance
  • Bearing the ENERGY STAR® Seal and Insulate Mark while being UL Classified

Plus, you’ll have permanent pest protection with a lifetime warranty.

Issues Related to Poor Attic Insulation 

Sub-par insulation can cause a host of problems that range from higher energy bills to exposure to diseases from animals and pests who find a way inside your home. Here are some of the problems that can occur if your attic insulation is damaged or compromised. 

  • If humans are exposed to fresh urine, droppings, saliva, or nesting materials from rodents, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that they can become infected with diseases.
  • When animal droppings are moved, airborne spores can enter the body through inhalation, as well as through the ears and eyes via natural airflow.
  • If the insulation is disturbed or damaged, increased energy bills can cost you money; this disturbance also makes it easier for moisture damage to occur in your home.
  • If the insulation is uneven, your HVAC system must work harder, which costs you money and can make the home less comfortable; leaky ductwork is also a culprit.
  • When animals come into your attic for warmth and shelter, that means urine, feces—and even their carcasses—are present; this can give off odors among other problems.
  • Animals and their residue can attract mildew, mold, bacteria, and more that feed on their waste, and these microorganisms themselves can breed.
  • If animals get into the home, as free-ranging creatures, they can carry diseases and parasites, including fleas, ticks, lice, mites, tuberculosis, histoplasmosis, and encephalitis; children and pets are particularly susceptible to these.

If you suspect any of these issues, contact Turner Pest Control. We’ll provide an attic inspection and walk you through our TAP Insulation service.

Removal and Restoration of Attic Insulation Material

When insulation is damaged, it is less effective and causes serious problems like the ones listed above. If a home has fiberglass insulation, which is a soft, fluffy material, the insulation can enter the soffits as it’s being blown about by air. This can also reduce the overall performance and effectiveness of the attic insulation. 

To find out the condition of your attic insulation, give us a call at (800) 225-5305 to schedule a professional inspection and evaluation. Our experts can also check to see if small animals and insects have established a presence, leaving behind feces that can also create health hazards. The good news is that TAP insulation can easily replace your current insulation or be placed over it, depending on your unique needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

TAP attic insulation largely consists of recycled paper, which has typically been diverted from landfills. This paper is reduced in size and fed into a disc mill that turns the substance into one that’s like cotton-like in consistency. It’s then transformed into pest control insulation by an infusion of borate. The result is a thermal, acoustical, pest control insulation—or TAP for short. This insulation is environmentally responsible and provides ongoing protection from pests with a lifetime warranty. Another key benefit is how it helps to reduce energy costs. 

No—and that’s an important benefit. This environmentally friendly pest control insulation largely consists of recycled, treated paper that’s been infused with borate which makes it a safe pest control option. Plus, TAP attic insulation creates an environment that protects your family from many toxic situations such as when rodents make themselves at home in your Florida house. 

When conditions are right, TAP attic insulation can last for a long time: up to one hundred years! (A roof leak, as an example, could shorten the lifespan.) Compare the long-lasting nature of TAP insulation to traditional insulation, which can last for a few decades under appropriate conditions.

First, we leverage our fifty-plus years of pest control protection in everything we do, including when we install pest control insulation in your attic and wall voids. Plus, our fully trained technicians are licensed to install this outstanding solution in Florida homes, providing the ultimate service. To get started, contact us online or call (800) 225-5305.

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