As the weather gets chilly, it’s a good time to start thinking about preparing your home for winter weather as well as keeping out pests that want to get in out of the cold. Your insulation is a huge factor in your home’s internal temperature and energy bills. If it’s uncomfortable or drafty, or you experience infestations of pests and bothersome wildlife, you likely need more insulation. What if we told you that there is an insulation product on the market that can help keep you cozy and pest-free all winter long? There is. It’s called Thermal Acoustic Pest Contol insulation or TAP® insulation. At Loyal Termite and Pest Control, we install TAP® Insulation throughout Eastern & Central Virginia.
What’s TAP® Insulation?
TAP® Insulation is made from cellulose, an eco-friendly material commonly used as blown-in insulation, with one big difference. The cellulose used in this type of insulation is treated with borates, which are mineral salts extracted from the earth. While humans won’t be adversely affected by the borates in TAP® insulation, most insect pests will die after ingesting it. It kills a wide range of common insect pests, including:
- Stink Bugs
It only takes a few hours for one of our highly-trained technicians to blow TAP® insulation into your attic but once it’s done, it keeps working for decades and should never need to be replaced. In addition, it can be applied over any existing insulation you have.
What does TAP® Insulation do?
The capacity of TAP® insulation to kill insects is one of its main advantages. These pests attempt to nest inside the insulation, and as a result, become covered in a layer of boric acid. They consume the substance while grooming themselves, are unable to pass it, and as a result, the chemical accumulates in their bodies. They eventually die from dehydration or hunger, and because TAP® insulation never needs to be replaced, this cycle never ends.
In addition to being effective at killing insects, TAP® insulation is a genuinely efficient insulator. After initial installation, homeowners can save up to an estimated 30% on their yearly energy bills, and stay cozy in the winter and cool in the summer. TAP® insulation is one of the few insulations to be both UL Classified for safety and sustainability and Energy Star approved.
Loyal Pest Control is a Certified TAP® Installer
At Loyal Termite and Pest Control, our goal is to keep our customers in Eastern and Central Virginia pest-free and we offer all types of pest control treatments to do that. But in our opinion, the best kind of treatment is prevention. TAP® insulation is a smart way to help prevent insect infestations in your home. This winter, keep warm, save some money, and worry less about insects in your home. Contact us for a personalized quote!
How TAP® Insulation is Changing Pest Control in Virginia
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