As we head into wintertime in Central TN, we all want to find a way to stay warm. Unfortunately, the insects in our area have the same thought in mind. If you are faced with an infestation, you already know that you can rely on The Bug Man for residential pest control services. But the only thing better than eradicating a pest infestation is preventing one before it starts. So how can we do that?
TAP® Pest Control Insulation can lower your energy bills and dampen the flow of sound between your walls and attic. It can also kill and deter most insect pests without you having to do a thing. Want to know more? Let’s go into it below.
What is TAP® Insulation?
TAP stands for Thermal, Acoustical Pest Control. It’s made up of cellulose, particularly recycled newspaper, and it can be applied easily over any existing insulation. All a technician needs to do is blow the material into your walls or attic, and once it settles it’s ready to work.
What separates TAP® Insulation from other varieties is that the cellulose in it is treated with borate. These mineral salts are in a concentration that doesn’t affect humans but is deadly for most insect pests. The borate coats the insect and is then ingested as they clean themselves. Once inside, it effectively disrupts their digestive process and they eventually starve. And that’s only part of the benefits of TAP®.
Thermal, Acoustical, Pest Control Benefits
A major appeal of TAP® Insulation is its pest-killing properties. It’s capable of controlling most small pests like ants, termites and booklice, as well as larger insects like stinkbugs and cockroaches. And it remains effective for as long as it’s present, so there’s no worry about replacing it, unless the insulation gets damaged.
Aside from that, TAP® Insulation also does all the things you want from your home insulation material. It can save you up to 30% on your annual energy bill, and the product is Energy Star certified and has a UL Classification. And if you install at a level of R-60 or more in your attic you can almost completely eliminate outdoor noise.
All of that just from some recycled newspaper!
TAP® Insulation from the Bug Man
For 20 years we’ve strived to keep homes across Central TN pest-free all year long. Winter is a time to celebrate with loved ones, not worry about pests big or small. That’s why we offer TAP® Insulation for any household in the area, as well as a qualified technician to make sure the job is done right. The Bug Man knows how to clean house and save you time, money and trouble. To get started, contact us today!