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Few things are quite as irritating as settling in on your patio or deck with a good book on a cool summer's evening and getting attacked by mosquitoes and other insects. Eliminating pests inside your home is oftentimes simple, but getting rid of the exterior pests can be a bit more complicated since they can come from so many places. Our blog will show you how to control exterior pests and even a few tips for keeping your home pest-free. We hope that the information that we have provided here will help you relax when you want to without having to deal with insects, rodents and other pests.

How Does TAP Insulation Control Bug Infestations?

If you have persistent problems with bugs in your home, then you can use a specialty insulation to deal with these pests. Thermal, acoustical, and pest (TAP) products work like regular loose-fill insulation; however, they also manage bug problems.

How does TAP insulation work? Why should you use it? 

How Does TAP Insulation Work?

TAP insulation looks like other loose-fill products. It has loose flakes made from paper or cellulose. You blow this insulation into attics, roof spaces, or wall voids. It insulates an area and improves its thermal efficiency.

However, this product has a significant difference. Its flakes contain a borate substance. This borate kills some pests.

If bugs get in an area that contains TAP insulation, then they pick up dust or tiny pieces of material on their bodies. Later, they ingest these substances when they groom themselves.

This put borate in their nervous systems and stomachs. They can't expel it; it sits in the gut.

Bugs won't be able to feed or drink normally, so they eventually die. If other bugs eat the dead insect, then they ingest the borate that killed it, and they also die. This cycle can go on indefinitely.

TAP insulation works on bugs rather than rodents and mammals. For example, it kills many insect species including beetles, crickets, lice, ants, silverfish, roaches, snails, and slugs.

Why Use TAP Insulation?

Borates won't harm humans; however, they are an effective way to kill bugs. They kickstart a physical deterioration process that inevitably ends in death. Even if a bug doesn't go into the insulation, it is likely to die if it comes into contact with or eats an infected bug.

Bugs don't know that this insulation is dangerous to them. It won't repel them or give them any warning signs. They'll actually like crawling around the soft and warm surface it creates. This makes TAP loose-fill an extremely effective pest killer.

This is an easy way for you to kill bugs in your home. You don't have to put down, monitor, or replenish pest products or use regular spray treatments. Once the insulation is in place, it works on its own.

Plus, your insulation will deal with current and future bug problems. It works for years, so it can kill any bugs that come into contact with it over its lifespan.

TAP products also boost your home's insulation levels. You get useful extra thermal and acoustic protection as well as pest control. You can even install this loose-fill over existing insulation if you need to.

To find out more, talk to pest control specialists who install TAP insulation products.