As the weather starts to cool down for the winter, you may start to think about protecting your home – both from the weather outside and the pests that want to get in. The insulation in your walls and attic are a vital component in keeping your home’s temperature regulated and your energy costs reasonable. If the temperature in your home is uneven and drafty, or if you’re having problems with pests and nuisance wildlife, these are all signs that you need new insulation. But what if we were to tell you that there’s a type of insulation on the market that can keep you comfortable and pest-free throughout the year? It’s called Thermal Acoustic Pest Control, or TAP® insulation, and it’s a service we at Arrow Exterminating Inc. offer across Queens and Nassau County.
What Is TAP® Insulation?
TAP® insulation is made from recycled paper that is blown into your attic by one of our certified technicians. Unlike other materials, we can install this extra layer of security over any existing insulation. It takes up to six hours to install, and once it’s settled it retains its effectiveness for the entirety of its lifespan. What makes this variety of insulation so special is that the cellulose used is treated with borates, which are mineral salts mined from the earth. The borates in TAP® insulation are not concentrated enough to seriously affect children or adults, but most insect pests die off once they ingest it. Borate-infused cellulose is sure to kill a variety of pests, including:
- Stink Bugs
Benefits of TAP® Insulation
The major benefit of TAP® insulation is its ability to kill insects. These pests try and nest into the insulation, and in the process end up coated on the layer of boric acid. They ingest it while grooming themselves and are then unable to pass it, allowing the chemical to build up in their body. Eventually, they die of dehydration or malnutrition, and since TAP® insulation never needs replacing this cycle continues indefinitely. And this added level of security is only one benefit of installing this recycled and chemically treated material.
TAP® insulation is not just good at killing insects, it’s also a genuinely capable insulator. It’s estimated that, after initial installation, homeowners can save up to 30% on their annual energy costs. 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.
Insulation and Pest Control with Arrow Exterminating Inc.
At Arrow Exterminating Inc, we specialize in all manner of residential pest control. But in our eyes the best form of treatment is prevention, and one of the best ways to prevent pest infestations in your home is through TAP® insulation. We offer a variety of benefits with the work we do – and, if anything goes wrong, every insulation installation comes with a lifetime guarantee. Stay warm this winter, save some money in the process, and worry less about insect pests. Contact Arrow Exterminating Inc. to get started!