Energy Efficient TAP Insulation Keeps Pests Out

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Can TAP Insulation make a difference in my home?

As one of the leading five-star pest control companies in Florida, Superior Spray Service, Inc., always is keeping up with advances in the world of integrated pest management. Hence, we are excited to tell you about TAP Insulation. This multifaceted insulation changes the way people have thought about insulation for decades. Its thermal, acoustic and pest management properties provide an array of benefits; read on to learn more about this exciting new service.


What is TAP Insulation?

Thermal Acoustical Pest Control Insulation (T·A·P®) is a blown-in cellulose insulation that is also an EPA registered pesticide. Made up of recycled newspaper, paper fibers and specially formulated borates, this eco-friendly insulation also serves as a form of pest control for your home. TAP Insulation provides outstanding energy efficiency, sound dampening, pest control, mold prevention and fire resistance when compared to competing insulation products. 

What types of pests can it prevent? 

When you choose Superior Spray Service Inc. to install TAP Insulation in Lakeland or anywhere throughout central and northwest Florida, you’ve taken a great first step to stop pest infestations. TAP insulation does not lose its effectiveness over time. It offers superior pest control against common household insects for as long as it remains installed. Of course, T·A·P® is particularly effective at stopping insects that nest in attics and walls. T·A·P® Insulation guarantees to control these pests:

    • Ants
    • Booklice
    • Centipedes
    • Cockroaches
    • Crickets
    • Darkling Beetles
    • Earwigs
    • Millipedes
    • Silverfish
    • Sow Bugs
    • Termites (including Formosan Termites)

Is T·A·P® Insulation Energy Efficient?

The “T” in T·A·P® stands for thermal. In fact, the thermal qualities of this insulation are extremely important to its appeal. When determining whether insulation is energy efficient, 2 factors are considered: whether it is dense enough to stop airflow, and if it is lightweight enough to trap heat. TAP Insulation consists of small paper fibers that interconnect to create small pockets of air. Heat becomes trapped in these pockets. Therefore slowing the rate at which it can travel through the insulation. 

In addition, its fibers also have the unique capability of being dense enough to restrict the flow of air. Many other types of insulation are only capable of slowing one or the other. However T·A·P® controls both the flow of heat as well as air. The average homeowner who has TAP Insulation installed in their home saves up to 30% on their annual energy bills. You can use this tool, provided by the Department of Energy, to help determine what your savings could be. Of course, TAP Insulation also has the ENERGY STAR® seal of approval!

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Does T·A·P® Insulation have any other benefits? 

We have covered the  “T” and the “P” in T·A·P®. That leads us to the “A” which stands for acoustic. TAP Insulation is highly proficient at reducing sound and noise that would typically travel through the roof, attic and ceiling of your home. Much like heat, sound travels more freely through solid materials. And you guessed it, the same air pockets that help TAP Insulation regulate heating and cooling, also reduces the amount of sound transmitted into your home. When installed by a qualified provider at level of R-60 it almost eliminates typical outdoor noises.

Outside of its acoustic capabilities, some of the other benefits of TAP Insulation include:

  • Protecting your home against mold and mildew
  • The insulation is fire-resistant
  • It has a limited lifetime warranty
  • Underwriters Laboratories classifies TAP as a product that demonstrates safety, confirms compliance, enhances sustainability, manages transparency, delivers quality and performance, and advances societal well-being.

Can T·A·P® Insulation be installed in my Florida Home? 

Yes. However, this type of insulation only should be installed by a qualified, and experienced professional. The process involves using a specialized machine designed to blow the insulation into attics and walls. Because it is a loose-fill cellulose insulation, instillations into new or existing homes is relatively easy. Superior Spray Service Inc. is proud to provide this innovative and versatile type of insulation to our customers in Lakeland, Tampa, Orlando, Pensacola, Milton, Pace, Navarre and throughout Central and Northwest Florida.

TAP Insulation in Northwest & Central Florida

In conclusion, choosing to instal T·A·P® Insulation in your attic will act like a thermal, acoustic, and pest control blanket over your home. It goes without saying that pesticides should always be handled and installed by a trained technician. Thankfully, you need not look any further than the professionals at Superior Spray Service Inc. We are a three-time recipient of the Best of Central Florida Award for Pest Control in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Whether you are interested in installing new insulation or need to replace your old insulation, we feel TAP Insulation is the best, most inclusive choice. To start the process, call Superior Spray Service at (833) 682-0700 or contact us online.