Pest Control Insulation?◀ Back To Blog
November 3, 2015
This seems like a strange idea. Doesn't it? But, think about it. Where do pests like to hang out most? That's right. They travel up through your wall voids and make nests in your attic. What better way is there to control pests than to fill your attic and wall voids with an insulation that kills and resists pests? So, when we heard about the amazing properties of TAP, we jumped on board. If you haven't heard, TAP insulation is a revolutionary new insulation that is not only Eco-friendly and resistant to heat transfer, it also kills some bugs on contact. Let's take a look at some of the features of this insect-killing insulation.
Why do people buy insulation? To keep the heat inside during the winter and outside during the summer, Right? TAP is a blown insulation so when it comes to saving you money on your energy bills, it is the perfect solution--even if you already have insulation. The interlocking fibers make a barrier that stops heat from passing through. For homes that are being built, TAP is a great way to go because there is no material wasted. You only blow in as much insulation as you need. For homes that already have insulation, TAP can be blown in on top of the current insulation, helping to make an even more impenetrable barrier.
TAP is better than fiberglass in every way. It is made from recycled newsprint and it is non-abrasive to your skin and eyes. That means you can go up into attic crawl spaces and not have to worry about wearing protective gear. But, where this insulation really outshines fiberglass is in the way that it not only resists fire, but slows its ability to travel through your home.
When you have TAP insulation in your home you have insulation that is not only flame-retardant, but also resistant to mold. Mold is one of those things that homeowners don't put too much thought into, until it becomes a major health problem. TAP contains an EPA-registered fungicide that is proven to be effective against mildew and mold germination.
Okay. So what about those bugs? TAP insulation doesn't just resist bugs; it kills them. The natural borate pesticides inside this insulation have been proven to stop termites in their tracks. It also kills roaches, silverfish, ants, and other household pests that come to chew on your home and spread illness to your family. It even reduces the risk of rodent infestation. Though borates don't kill rodents, it gives them a sick belly and drives them away.
So, if you're looking to protect your home from fire and mold, lower your energy bills, and keep household pests from eating your equity and making your family sick, why not kill four birds with one stone? If you live in Albany or throughout the Capital District and Adirondacks, give Thomas Pest Services a call. We'll help you add TAP to your home protection plan.