TAP® is an EPA-Registered Pesticide.
TAP® gets rid of self-grooming insects and other pests.
TAP® Pest Control Insulation is a unique form of pesticide for your attic as well as an excellent insulation material. The key aspect of TAP® Pest Control Insulation that provides the pesticide benefit is the use of a very specialized form of borate material as an additive to the paper fibers. The borate material used in TAP® Pest Control Insulation is commonly used by pest management professionals in cabinets, around baseboards of homes, and even around the outside of the homes to kill insects. Click here to learn more about Safety benefits of TAP® Pest Control Insulation.
The borate material is applied to the paper fibers during our patented manufacturing process. The natural characteristics of the paper fibers makes it possible for the specialized borate particles to lightly stick to the fibers. The borates are then evenly distributed throughout the insulation making it impossible for insects to crawl through it without contacting the borate particles.
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. Click here to learn more about the benefits and safe use of borates in pesticides and other consumer products.
TAP® Pest Control Insulation kills self-grooming insects, including Ants, Bat Bugs, Booklice, Boxelder Bugs, Centipedes, Cockroaches, Crickets, Darkling Beetles, Dermestids, Earwigs, Firebrats, Kudzu Bugs, Lady Beetles, Millipedes, Pill Bugs, Silverfish, Slugs, Snails, Sowbugs, Stink Bugs, and Termites (including Formosan Termites).
Termites (Including Formosan Termites)
TAP® has Superior Thermal Qualities.
TAP® Pest Control Insulation serves as a blanket for your home when installed in the attic. The cellulose fibers interconnect to create a nearly perfect balance of the two qualities homeowners should look for in their insulation: dense enough to stop air flow, while light enough to trap heat.
Heat flows much easier through hard materials than through air. The small paper fibers of TAP® Pest Control Insulation interconnect to create small pockets of air which work to slow the overall flow of heat through the insulation. The thing that makes TAP® Pest Control Insulation unique is the paper fibers are heavy enough to also slow the flow of air through the insulation.
The amount by which any insulation product slows the flow of heat is measured in Resistance-value or R-value. The greater the R-value, the better the general performance of the insulation. The R-value of the insulation in your home is increased by adding more insulation. TAP® Pest Control Insulation is a superior insulation with a good R-value. Therefore, it prevents heat loss via conduction and convection and is densely packed preventing heat loss via air infiltration and radiation. Click here to learn more about the recommended R-value of the attic insulation for your region of the country.
One very big difference between TAP® Pest Control Insulation and other loose insulation is the ability to slow the flow of air as well as heat. Since TAP® Pest Control Insulation is more dense, TAP® Pest Control Insulation does a better job at slowing the flow of air. This is especially important during the coldest times of the year when the flow of air from your home is the strongest and when you also need your insulation to work the best.
TAP® Creates a Peaceful Environment in Your Home.
TAP® Pest Control Insulation works extremely well at reducing the amount of sound that flows through the ceiling of your home. Many of the properties of TAP® Pest Control Insulation that provide the thermal benefits also contribute to the acoustical benefits.
Just like it is easier for heat to flow through solid materials, it is also easier for sound to flow through solid materials. The small air pockets created by the interconnection of the paper fibers in TAP® Pest Control Insulation reduce the amount of sound transmitted from fiber to fiber. Therefore, noise is ultimately reduced through the section of the ceiling where TAP® Pest Control Insulation is installed. When installed at a level of R-60 across your entire attic (see Thermal Benefits), the transmission of typical outdoor noises is almost completely eliminated.
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TAP® Has Three Main Distinctions.
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We don’t add a pesticide to our insulation to protect the insulation…TAP® is 100% pesticide with the added benefit of being an insulation.
It bears the ENERGY STAR® Seal and Insulate Mark.
TAP® Pest Control Insulation is an environmentally responsible product, manufactured from 87.5% post-consumer content and is proud to carry the ENERGY STAR® seal.
TAP® Pest Control Insulation has been awarded its UL Classification and is tested on a regular basis by nationally certified Underwriters Laboratories.
Prepping for TAP® Pest Control Insulation to be installed in your home? Download this pre-installation checklist.