TAP® Has Three Main Distinctions
It is an EPA-Registered Pesticide.
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.
It is UL Classified.
TAP® Pest Control Insulation has been awarded its UL Classification and is tested on a regular basis by nationally certified Underwriters Laboratories.
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 be installed in attics and walls or new homes with specialized machines. Below is a snapshot of the installation process in five easy steps:
inspection, a professional graph is filled out and heat-producing sources, attic
access(es), power/fuse boxes, knee walls, and chimneys/flues are marked.
Following the inspection, the customer is presented with an estimated cost
based on the professional graph.
blowing machines on the driveway or lawn. All supplies and insulation are loaded
into the truck prior to arrive. The key to a successful attic cap job is arriving
placed on the floor, walls, and around the attic access. Attic prep work includes
blocking and creating barriers around recessed lights, other heat sources, and
eave vents. Attic rulers are placed to show how much TAP® Insulation was
installed. If future attic construction projects or alterations are done, any
disturbed insulation can be returned to its original level.
TAP® installation project. It is not necessary for the homeowner to leave during
the work. Experienced TAP® providers ensure that TAP® is installed according
to the project quote and in compliance with all applicable regulations.
unobstructed, a TAP® warranty card is completed and tacked in the attic. Before
leaving the premises, the insulation and attic space are inspected and the job site
is cleared of any insulation materials and supplies.
Attic Insulation Removal & Replacement
Problems Can Occur With Traditional Attic Insulation Over Time
- 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 ductwork 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.
- The USDA cites fleas, ticks, lice, and mites as contributing to tuberculosis, histoplasmosis, and encephalitis. Children and pets are particularly at risk.
How Can You Help?
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 fiberglass 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.
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 of even create hazardous health concerns within your customers’ homes. Removing the old insulation and blowing in a fresh layer of TAP® can help your customers in more ways than one!
Here’s where you come in: the insulation in your customers’ attics should be inspected on a regular basis by a professional who can identify problems and offer energy smart and health-conscious pest management solutions.
This is why TAP® Pest Control Insulation is the wise choice for your customers, their homes, and their families. It is also the wise addition to your current service offering!
Complete the Thermal Envelope with ComfortTherm Crawlspace Insulation
Traditional paper-backed fiberglass insulation in the crawlspace can support mold growth, serve as a food source for pests, and is poorly suited for humid environments. Crawlspace insulation of this nature tends to sag and fall due to the added weight from moisture, old age, and the vibration of occupants walking on the floor above. The insulation eventually starts to drop from between the floor joists, losing my effectiveness to maintain the home’s thermal envelope. Also, high humidity environments need a non-vapor barrier product allowing any airborne moisture to dissipate, rather than become trapped between the poly and the subfloor.
Complimenting the TAP® Attic Capping Program is the ComfortTherm Crawlspace Insulation System featuring poly-encapsulated fiberglass batts. It’s the ideal product to rid a home of cold floors, reduce sound infiltration, and decrease your customer’s energy costs. ComfortTherm is installed in the home’s crawlspace and makes your floors warmer while reducing sound infiltration, improving the quality of air in the home, and lowering annual cooling and heating bills. ComfortTherm adds to the overall value and comfort level of the home.
ComfortTherm batts cut easily with an ordinary utility knife and are sized to fit standard cavities. The batts are placed between joists and secured with wire hangers (tiger teeth) pressed between the floor joists and against the insulation. Once installed ComfortTherm should be in contact with the subfloor, leaving no gaps. The plastic facing of standard ComfortTherm is a vapor retarder, and in colder climates, is placed toward the heated of conditioned side of the floor. In predominantly hot, humid climates, many codes make vapor retarder use optional. ComfortTherm with a non-vapor retarder facing is available for these areas.
ComfortTherm Insulation is available in R-19 and R-30 nationwide and comes in batts. It is compression-packed in plastic bags for savings in storage and freight costs. Available in single batts, palletized (1 pallet covers approximately 1,743 sq. ft.), or LTL quantities.
NOTE: ComfortTherm Crawlspace Insulation is not an EPA-registered pesticide and should not be sold to treat or control pests.
World-Class Training & Support
Your Job Just Got a Whole Lot Easier!
We value your business and are proud to demonstrate that to you! Providers of TAP® Pest Control Insulation can expect world-class training and support from day one.
Whether you have a new employee or need to provide refresher training for your team, we’ve got several training options for you!
The TAP® Provider Site & TAP® App
Everything you need to be successful with your TAP® Service Offering, available 24/7:
- Product Literature
- Quoting Aids
- Profit Calculators
- Marketing Samples
- Visual Identity Standards
- Sales & Marketing Claims Guidance
- Social Media Creative
- TAPtube Video Library
- Training Manuals
- Machine Owners Manuals
- TAP® University Online Training & Certification Program
- Recorded Webinars
- Digital Downloads
In addition to our EPA label, ENERGY STAR® mark, and UL Classification, our Provider Support Site and TAP® App are one-of-a-kind and just another reason to offer TAP® Pest Control Insulation to your pest control of wildlife customers.
Forgot your Provider Site login credentials? Change your password here.
Want access to our Provider Site? Request access here.
Want access to the TAP® App? Request access here.
TAP® Webinar or On-Site Training & TAP® Podcast
Learn how to market and grow your TAP® Pest Control Insulation program from our distinguished team of professionals! In addition to the TAP® Provider Site, our team conducts regular virtual sales trainings and covers topics such as the following on the TAP® Podcast:
- Registering and Using the TAP® App
- Attic Capping
- Attic Restoration
- Insulation Blower Maintenance, Upkeep, and Troubleshooting Tips
- Insulation Vacuum Maintenance, Upkeep, and Troubleshooting Tips
- Launching your TAP® Pest Control Insulation Program
In addition, our team can customize an interactive virtual training for your team based on the information that would best benefit you.
Occasionally, on-site training can be scheduled with one of our experienced professionals based on the company size and number of participants. To learn more about our virtual and on-site training program, contact us.
We’re here for you! The TAP® Team is at your disposal via phone or email Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM — 5:00 PM ET to discuss product knowledge, equipment questions, ordering help, and installation techniques.