What do you do to keep pests from getting into your home? There are many precautions you can take. Maybe it’s sealing off your trash bins and dry goods, denying easy access to potential food sources. You might incorporate repellent scents or traps, things you have to reapply every so often to maintain their effectiveness. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a form of pest control that protects your home without you having to do anything? And what if this product could also make your home more efficient and more comfortable? You can do all of that with the help of TAP® Insulation, which Dugas Pest Control is authorized to install.
If you haven’t heard of this before, you might be asking – why would a pest control company offer insulation? Let’s answer some common questions about it below.
TAP® Insulation Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is TAP® Insulation?
A. TAP insulation is a loose-fill cellulose material that is blown into floors, attics, or wall voids. It’s made primarily from recycled materials and is able to kill many common insect pests on an ongoing basis.
Q. How does TAP® Insulation kill pests?
A. The cellulose in TAP is treated with Boric acid. This natural mineral is also found in some cleaning agents and medical supplies, but it has powerful pest-killing properties. Smaller insects get coated with the acid when they come into contact with it, and it gets into their system when they groom themselves. They’re unable to pass the chemical, and they ultimately die of dehydration or malnutrition.
Q. What pests does TAP® Insulation kill?
A. The Boric acid in TAP Insulation is not strong enough to harm rodents, pets, children or adults. It’s meant to target smaller insect pests, ranging from ants and Formosan termites to larger pests like slugs, cockroaches, and beetles.
Q. Where does TAP® rank as insulation?
A. TAP has proven its value as home insulation. The loose-fill cellulose slows the transfer of heat, to better regulate your home’s temperature throughout the year. It also has a good R-value, lower than spray foam, but higher than fiberglass batting. Overall, TAP Insulation will make your home quieter, as well as more comfortable and pest-free. It’s even fire-resistant!
Q. What are some of the downsides of TAP® Insulation?
A. Since TAP is made of cellulose, it’s vulnerable to mold and water damage. That’s why, for homes that go forward with TAP Insulation, we stress the importance of maintaining moisture control throughout the house. This is the best for not only your insulation but also the structural integrity of your home.
Dugas Pest Control for TAP® Pest Control Insulation
While TAP® isn’t toxic to humans unless ingested in very large quantities, it should still be installed by a professional. When Dugas Pest Control sends our team of trained experts to install TAP, we do so with the skill and experience you need to enjoy its benefit for decades to come. If you want to know more, visit our TAP Insulation page.