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When temperatures start to drop as winter approaches, it’s important to protect your home – both from the weather outside and the pests that want to get in. The insulation in your walls and attic are a key factor in keeping your home’s temperature comfortable and your energy costs under control. If the temperature in your home is uneven, or drafty, and you’re having problems with pests and nuisance wildlife getting in, there is a revolutionary product that you should know about. There’s a type of insulation that can keep you comfortable and pest-free throughout the year. It’s called Thermal Acoustic Pest Control, or TAP® insulation, and installing it is one of the services we offer at Anderson Pest Solutions. 

TAP® Pest Control Insulation: What is It?

TAP® insulation is a type of insulation made primarily from shredded recycled paper (cellulose). One of our certified technicians will blow it into your attic. You can easily add it on top of any existing insulation. It takes up to six hours to install, but once it’s settled it retains its effectiveness for decades. The cellulose used in this type of insulation is treated with borates – mineral salts mined from the earth, which is what makes it so unique. While children or adults won’t be adversely affected by the borates in TAP® insulation, most insect pests will die after ingesting it. Cellulose with added borate kills a wide range of pests, including:

  • Ants
  • Cockroaches
  • Slugs
  • Stink Bugs
  • Termites

And that’s just to name a few!

The Multiple Benefits of TAP® Insulation

The major benefit of TAP® insulation is its ability to kill insects. 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 perish from dehydration or hunger, and because TAP® insulation never needs to be replaced, this cycle never ends. And this added level of pest control is only one benefit of installing this insulation.

TAP® insulation is a genuinely effective insulator in addition to being effective at killing insects. After initial installation, homeowners are predicted to save up to 30% on yearly energy bills. That’s one reason why we consider it to be superior insulation. It’s sure to increase the R-value of your home and, as a result, keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. That’s why we’re one of the only insulations that are Energy Star certified, as well as UL Classified for safety and sustainability.

Better Insulation and Better Pest Control

At Anderson Pest Solutions, we provide all manner of residential pest control services. But in our opinion, the best form of treatment is prevention, and one of the best ways to prevent pest infestations in your home is by adding TAP® insulation. Every insulation installation comes with a lifetime guarantee. Stay warm this winter, save some money on your utility bills in the process, and help prevent a pest infestation. Contact us today to learn more!

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