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Save money and control pests at the same time!

After a long day of work, it’s nice to come home to your safe and peaceful home to rest and relax. You work hard to pay for your home and it is your greatest asset in life, having any damage come to it would be a shame, especially if it could have been prevented. As frustrating as it is, pests are a natural part of our world and though we cannot remove them from nature, there is much we can do to keep them out of our homes. Regular pest control treatments and inspections keep your home from being subject to destructive infestations. The safety of your family depends on keeping your home free from pests that would damage, cause harm or be detrimental to the health of you and your children. Pests infest many areas of your home but one very common place they infest is in the attic. Why? It is dark, secluded and quiet. Really, how often do you go into your attic? A pest infestation could flourish here quite well, right under your nose. Or above your nose, to be more precise.

What is TAP insulation?

TAP stands for Thermal, Acoustical and Pest Control. But what exactly is TAP insulation? It is one of the most revolutionary types of pest control prevention on the market, that is what. Specifically, it is a sprayable, cellulose based material that can fill up your attic spaces and prevent pest infestations. It is EPA registered that is acts as some of the best insulation you can get. Not only that, it is environmentally friendly as it is made from 80% recycled paper and specially formulated borates. You might worry that this insulation made with a cellulose component might be a fire hazard but one of the brilliant things about TAP insulation is that it also has a fire retardant added into the mix, which would slow down a fire if there ever was one. Not to mention, homes are made from mostly cellulose products. Adding in TAP insulation actually decreases the likelihood of a fire ever starting in your attic.



The thermal characteristic of TAP insulation will actually save you money in the long run. By adding a thick barrier of this dense insulation product in your attic, it actually works to trap heat during the winter. As the heat rises in your home, rather than escaping out through the attic, TAP insulation holds the heat into your home. This means your furnace is not working as hard to heat your home and that all the expensive energy you are paying for stays inside, rather than being released into the cold sky. Your home will feel cozier and you will notice a tremendous difference when you see your heating bill. In the summertime, when you are working hard to keep your house cool, TAP insulation also insulates your home from extreme heat. With the summer sun beating down upon your roof, attics can become unbearably hot, which in turn heats your house and makes your air conditioner unit work overtime. By trapping this heat with the insulated barrier, less of it will make it through your ceiling and into your home. The year round costs savings make TAP insulation well worth the cost.


Adding that thick barrier in your attic helps block out the outside noise. One of the big benefits of adding thicker insulation to homes in the walls and ceilings is that it acts as a cushion to the loud noise of the outdoors. Whether that is city noise, traffic, kids in the neighborhoods, barking dogs—you name it—the sound buffer of insulation means that less of that noise will reach your ears inside and your home will be a quieter place. Installing TAP insulation in your attic reduces the noise coming in, also helping you sleep better at night as the night noises are lessened too.

Pest Control

The pest control aspect of TAP insulation is among the greatest part. Among a few of the products in TAP insulation is a specialized form of borate materials added to the fibers. This type of borate product is most commonly used by pest control management companies to fight against pests. It is typically used inside cabinets, along baseboards and around the home to fight against pests. It is a successful pest deterrent so the fact that this product is mixed in with the cellulose fibers, helps keep pests away. The borate particulates are mixed evenly into the insulation making it impossible for insects to crawl through the attic without coming in contact with the particles. As the insect grooms itself, they ingest these particles, stopping a potential infestation in its tracks. TAP insulation is deadly for pests but safe for your family since it is specially formulated to disrupt the digestive processes of the insect. Though harmless to humans, it is tough on bugs.

Facts about TAP insulation

The pros when it comes to installing TAP insulation far outweigh any cons. The only reason people feel hesitant about installing this great product is the initial cost. However, the small cost upfront is minimal in the end compared to the cost of removing pests from your attic or repairing any damage they have caused. Here are a few more facts about TAP insulation so you are fully educated on this fantastic product:

  • Getting EPA approval on any product that claims to work on pests is a very difficult process, extremely regulated and extensively tested for safety and effectiveness. The fact that TAP insulation is EPA approved should set your mind at ease concerning its safety and efficiency.
  • Since TAP insulation is marketed as pest control, it can only be installed by licensed pest control technicians
  • If you are concerned about the cost for TAP insulation, a Green Pest Services technician can come to your home for a free estimate. We will measure your attic and the amount needed to fill it and quote you a very reasonable price. Often, the money you invest on TAP insulation will eventually be returned and then some in just the heating costs you will save!
  • Beware of cheaper “pest control” insulation knock offs. These brands have not been EPA approved as pest control. If a contractor is claiming his insulation is basically the same stuff, ask to see the label. TAP insulation is tried and tested when it comes to pest management. Do not be suckered in by cheap imitations.
  • If your attic already has insulation added, you can still have TAP insulation installed. We simply blow it on top of existing insulation, adding even more insulation to your attic plus that pest control aspect which will keep your home safer.

TAP insulation provides the energy saving and acoustical solutions you are looking for with the huge added bonus of preventing a pest infestation from starting in your attic. That peace of mind is worth its weight right there.


Pests that typically infest in attics

The number one priority of pests is to find a sheltered place to reproduce and if they can make it into your attic, they have succeeded. They find their way in through tiny cracks that have appeared over time or if they are really good, they can chew opening into your attic. It could be months before you ever suspect there is a problem. Here are a few of the most common attic pests:

  • Squirrels and rodents: They only need a hole about 1.5 inches around to squeeze in. If they can’t find one big enough, their teeth are strong enough to chew one larger. They chew through the wood flooring and supports in the attic and even through electrical wires, which is a massive fire hazard. They are most active during the day so if you hear scratching around up there, it’s time to call Green Pest Services. By installing TAP insulation, you basically remove any source of food and exposed wood for them. The cellulose composition of the insulation is impossible for them to make nests from and this by itself is a great rodent deterrent.
  • Bats: You might feel this is less common but it is more common than you think. Bats can fit into smaller holes than squirrels and must be physically removed by pest control technicians because bat repellant often is not as effective as it claims.
  • Spiders: Arachnids love attics because it has basically everything they desire—darkness, quiet and solitude. They are seldom interrupted up there which gives them great opportunity to infest uninhibited. Your attic also houses smaller insects so this is a great hunting ground for them to catch smaller prey. However, once TAP insulation is installed, this prevents any smaller insects from being able to live up there. So if a spider does get in somehow, they won’t last long since their main food sources have been removed. Spiders are also susceptible to the same dangerous borate particles, making their chances in your now inhospitable attic, very slim.
  • All other insects: As discussed before, any other insect that makes it into your attic will not last long. The very nature of TAP insulation its pest control abilities. You will not have to worry about attic infestations ever again.

Green Pest Services protects your home

Thorough and routine inspections from your trusted Green Pest Services technicians will keep your very valuable asset, your home, safe against damaging and destructive pests. Conducting inspections from top to bottom, inside and out, year round is what will keep your home pest free. As always, we will check your attic to make sure TAP insulation is doing its job and answer any other pest questions you have. Your complete satisfaction in our work is very important to us. Call us today for a free TAP insulation estimate, we look forward to serving you.

A few of the benefits TAP offers


Save Money

Whether added to existing insulation or installed on its own, TAP insulation reduces the energy required to heat or cool your home. This reduces your heating and cooling bills.


Control Pests

Whether added to existing insulation or installed on its own, TAP insulation reduces the energy required to heat or cool your home. This reduces your heating and cooling bills.


Reduce Noise

Whether added to existing insulation or installed on its own, TAP insulation reduces the energy required to heat or cool your home. This reduces your heating and cooling bills.

To get a free estimate on insulating your home or business with Thermal Acoustical Pest Control (TAP), call Green Pest Services today at (703) 991-4127.

Guaranteed Pest Free

Proven Solutions with Guaranteed Results

Green Pest Services is qualified to handle any pest related issue that homeowners may encounter. Your home is your biggest investment and the professionals at Green Pest Services have an extensive lineup of the latest pest control products and application methods to prevent and eliminate them. Green Pest Services has the right solution for your pest problem.

We guarantee results. If pest activity persists after a service call, we will return for free until the problem has been solved.

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