TAP® (Thermal Acoustical Pest Control) Insulation combines eco-friendly insulating foam with a borate-based solution that kills insects. The result is a state-of-the-art new insulation product that prevents pests like ants, termites, and cockroaches from multiplying in the parts of your house where you wouldn’t be able to see them, like the attic.
How does TAP® Insulation Work?
When pests crawl or nest in TAP® Pest Control Insulation, boric acid clings to their bodies. Pests ingest the boric acid when they groom themselves, but they’re not able to excrete it. It builds up in their bodies until they die of dehydration or malnutrition. Thankfully, boric acid is not toxic to humans unless ingested in large quantities. TAP® Insulation never needs to be replaced once it’s been installed. That’s because pests cannot build up a tolerance to boric acid. It will continue to ward off insects for years to come. A great choice for new and old buildings alike, TAP® Insulation can be easily installed over your existing insulation. It’s not just for pest prevention either. TAP® Insulation outperforms conventional insulation when it comes to reducing your energy bill, quieting outdoor noise, and improving indoor air quality.
Licensed TAP® Pest Control Insulation Installation
TAP® Insulation is an EPA-labeled pest control product and can only be installed by licensed pest management pros like the team at Blue Chip Pest Services.
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We’ll send one of our courteous and professional technicians to install it. For most homes, installation takes about half a day. TAP® Insulation can be installed over your existing installation.
Which Pests Can TAP® Insulation Stop?
The best form of pest control is prevention, which is why TAP® Insulation is such a smart option for property owners. The pests that TAP® Insulation controls include:
- Ants >
- Bat Bugs
- Boxelder Bugs >
- Centipedes >
- Cockroaches >
- Crickets >
- Darkling Beetles
- Earwigs >
- Firebrats >
- Kudzu Bugs >
- Lady Beetles >
- Millipedes >
- Pillbugs >
- Silverfish >
- Sowbugs >
- Stink Bugs >
- Termites, including Formosan >
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What is a Radiant Heat Barrier?
If you’re considering trusting Blue Chip Pest Services to install TAP® Insulation in your home’s attic, you may also want to pair this treatment with a radiant heat barrier. But what is a radiant heat barrier? It’s a reflective, insulating material originally designed by NASA for use in space travel. The major benefit it offers for homes in the St. Louis area is its ability to block upwards of 97% of radiant heat from entering an attic. Some other benefits of a radiant heat barrier include:
- Clean, lightweight and strong
- Non-toxic and non-carcinogenic
- Does not promote the growth of fungi or bacteria
- Discourages rodent and insect nesting
- Reduces energy use and saves money
- Easily removed for inspection, cleaning or repairs
TAP® Pest Control Insulation FAQ
Thermal Acoustical Pest Control Insulation.
The cost of installation depends on the location and size of the structure. Give us a call at (636) 343-7900 and we’d be happy to give you a quote. Investing in this pest resistant insulation will pay off in time with its energy-saving features!
When insects come into contact with this pest resistant insulation, the boric acid will cling to them. When pests groom themselves or each other, they will ingest the borates, which will effectively kill them.
TAP® Insulation is blown into your attic by certified installers. It can be installed over existing insulation. It typically takes four to six hours to install TAP depending on the size of the property.
Cellulose insulation is one of the greenest building products in the world if you consider the entire lifecycle from beginning to end. Cellulose insulation takes less energy to produce than other insulation products, is made from 80%+ recycled paper, and reduces a home’s carbon footprint through substantial energy savings. There’s also no post-installation waste.
TAP® Insulation does not kill rodents.
Boric acid does not pose a major threat to humans or pets as long as it’s not eaten; it can be toxic when ingested in large quantities. TAP® Insulation is not flammable, either. In fact, the borates serve as a fire-retardant, making it safer than other cellulose-based insulation products!
Once installed, the borate-infused pest-resistant insulation does not wear off. It will continue to be effective as long as it is installed.
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TAP® Pest Control Insulation Services in St. Louis
TAP® Insulation is a smart investment for new and existing structures, and we’re proud to have licensed technicians that have the experience needed to install it in St. Louis. Contact us today for a free quote for TAP® Insulation from Blue Chip Pest Services!