As we head into the winter season in East Tennessee, the pests in the area start looking for shelter, warmth, and a consistent source of food. You can find all of this in the average home, which is why pest infestations spike in the latter half of the year. So what can you do? Johnson Pest Control specializes in residential and commercial pest control for properties in and around Eastern Tennessee – but does it have to get that far? What if we were to tell you that there was a preventative measure you can take to stop infestations before they form? It’s called TAP® Pest Control Insulation. Not only is it effective against most common insects, it’s also quality insulation that improves the energy efficiency of your home. Is it a good fit for your household? Let’s talk more about it below.

What is TAP® Insulation?

TAP® stands for Thermal Acoustical Pest Control insulation. It is made of cellulose, primarily recycled newspaper, that’s blown into wall voids or attics. You can add it on top of existing insulation, as it settles and covers it easily. What makes TAP® Insulation so special is that each piece of cellulose is treated with borate salts. This borate is not concentrated enough to harm humans, but when insects ingest it, it proves fatal. That makes this specialized material effective at eliminating many types of pests such as:

  • Ants
  • Termites
  • Cockroaches
  • Snails
  • Beetles
  • Silverfish and more

Other Benefits of TAP® Insulation

A major appeal of TAP® Insulation is the fact that, once it’s applied, it doesn’t lose efficiency over the course of time. As long as the material isn’t damaged, it remains an active and reliable pesticide. It’s even estimated that, under the right circumstances, it can remain effective for up to 100 years!

In addition to being an effective pesticide, TAP® also excels as insulation. It can slow the flow of air that passes through it, which keeps spaces like your attic warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. This renders your home more efficient and takes some of the strain off your HVAC system. It’s why our insulation has the Energy Star seal of approval, and how it can save you up to 30% on your annual energy bill!

Not only will TAP® Insulation help your home become (or stay) pest-free* and more efficient, it can also help make it quieter. If installed at a level of R-60, we can almost completely eliminate sounds from the outdoors. That’s peace of mind in every sense of the word!

A Comfortable, Pest-Free Home

If you’re looking for the industry leaders in pest control and prevention, you’ve found it in Johnson Pest Control. Our services are fast and convenient, whether you need inspections, insulation or pest control treatment. It’s our ultimate goal to leave the homes in Eastern Tennessee running smoothly and efficiently at every point in the year. Whatever you need to make that happen in terms of pests is something we’re happy to do. So if you want to save a lot of money and even more trouble, TAP® Pest Control Insulation may be the best choice for your home. Contact us today to learn more and get your free consultation!

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