When it comes to pest control, most people are familiar with traps and chemical sprays. Both have their uses, but both are temporary fixes that are designed to keep small infestations from becoming large ones. But what would you say if we told you that adding to or upgrading your attic insulation can create a sustainable pest control solution that will work for the life of your home? It’s true!
The Bug Man, Inc. strongly recommends Thermal, Acoustical, Pest Control (TAP) insulation as a long-term pest control solution. TAP insulation is made from more than 85 percent recycled paper, and includes a naturally-occurring, borate-based pest control additive. When you install TAP pest control insulation in your attic, the boric acid attaches itself to the bodies of household pests that crawl through the insulation, and they carry it back to their nests. And the good news is that insects eat the boric acid, and not the insulation, so you’ll never have to worry about pest damage.
TAP is a “loose-fill” insulation that is blown into attics. It can be installed as the sole insulation for attics for newly constructed homes, or added on top of the insulation that you already have in place. In addition to an instant reduction or elimination of cockroach and silverfish activity, when you make a comparison of TAP insulation vs fiberglass insulation, TAP insulation outperforms fiberglass in both longevity and thermal retention. In fact, it also comes with an Energy Star rating for reduced energy consumption, and fire resistance. Once the insulation is installed and left undisturbed, it will be effective for as long as you own your home. And even as the insulation settles over time, the product will still provide effective thermal retention.
A small investment in TAP insulation has a lot of great benefits in terms of both pest control and energy savings, and our team at The Bug Man is a phone call away if you have any questions. Schedule a free no-obligation estimate online, or give us a call at (501) 663-9464.