Attic Capping with TAP® Pest Control Insulation

TAP® Pest Control insulation is a loose-fill cellulose insulation, so it is installed by being blown into attics on top of existing insulation. It can be installed in attics and walls or new homes with specialized machines. Below is a snapshot of the installation process in five easy steps:

Step 1: The Attic Inspection & Professional Graph

Prior to the installation appointment, an attic inspection is completed. During the inspection, a professional graph is filled out and heat-producing sources, attic access(es), power/fuse boxes, knee walls, and chimneys/flues are marked. Following the inspection, the customer is presented with an estimated cost based on the professional graph.

Step 2: The Set-Up

All equipment is truck mounted, so only a 3″ hose enters the home. There are no blowing machines on the driveway or lawn. All supplies and insulation are loaded into the truck prior to arrival. The key to a successful attic cap job is arriving prepared.

Step 3: Protection & Preparation

To protect the walls and furniture and to keep dust to a minimum, plastic is placed on the floor, walls and around the attic access. Attic prep work includes blocking and creating barriers around recessed lights, other heat sources, and eave vents. Attic rulers are placed to show how much TAP® Insulation was installed. If future attic construction projects or alterations are done, any disturbed insulation can be returned to its original level.

Step 4: Installation

A trained, professional staff usually takes only a couple of hours to complete a TAP® installation project. It is not necessary for the homeowner to leave during the work. Experienced TAP® providers ensure that TAP® is installed according to the project quote and in compliance with all applicable regulations.

Step 5: Quality Control

After verifying that the correct R-value has been installed and ventilation is unobstructed, a TAP® warranty card is completed and tacked in the attic. Before leaving the premises, the insulation and attic space is inspected and the job site is cleared of any insulation materials and supplies.

Attic Insulation Removal & Replacement with TAP® Pest Control Insulation

Now that you have agreed to become at TAP® Pest Control Insulation Provider, how about increasing your service offering? Happy customers = success!

Attic insulation can be easily damaged in a number of ways resulting in a reduction of the overall thermal and acoustical benefits of the insulation of even create hazardous health concerns within your customers’ homes. The relative warmth of an attic in the winter, as compared to the outside, can be an attractive place for small animals and insects to hide, leaving behind feces and other materials and creating a health hazard in the home. Additionally, the soft and fluffy fiberglass insulation in the attic can be blown around by air entering through the soffits, which can reduce the overall performance and benefit of the insulation.

Here’s where you come in: The insulation in your customers’ attics should be inspected on a regular basis by a professional who can identify problems and offer energy smart and health-conscious pest management solutions.

Below are a few examples of problems that can occur with attic insulation over time and simple reasons for removal:

Problems That Can Occur With Attic Insulation Over Time

  • According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), humans can become infected with diseases from rodents when they are exposed to fresh urine, droppings, saliva, or nesting materials. When the droppings are moved around, spores can become airborne and enter the human body through inhalation, eyes, and ears. Airflow could also potentially create this same effect.
  • Disturbed or damaged insulation costs homeowners money in energy bills and invites moisture damage.
  • Uneven insulation and leaky ductwork make your HVAC system work harder and robs homeowners of comfort and money.
  • Animal presence in the attic means urine and feces and even animal carcasses giving off odors. Homeowners may be living with a litter box right above their heads!
  • The animals and their residue attract insects, mold, bacteria, and other microorganisms which feed and breed on organic wastes.
  • According to the USDA, since free-roaming wildlife does not receive veterinary care, all species can carry diseases and parasites.
  • The USDA cites fleas, ticks, lice, and mites as contributing to tuberculosis, histoplasmosis, and encephalitis. Children and pets are particularly at risk.

This is why TAP® Pest Control Insulation is the wise choice for your customers, their homes, and their families. It is also the wise addition to your current service offering!

Complete the Thermal Envelope with ComfortTherm Crawlspace Insulation

Traditional paper-backed fiberglass insulation in the crawlspace can support mold growth, serve as a food source for pests, and is poorly suited for humid environments. Crawlspace insulation of this nature tends to sag and fall due to the added weight from moisture, old age, and the vibration of occupants walking on the floor above. The insulation eventually starts to drop from between the floor joists losing its effectiveness to maintain the home’s thermal envelope. Also high humidity environments need a non-vapor barrier product allowing any airborne moisture to dissipate, rather than become trapped between the poly and the subfloor.

Complimenting the TAP® Attic Capping Program is the ComfortTherm Crawlspace Insulation System featuring poly-encapsulated fiberglass batts. It’s the ideal product to rid a home of cold floors, reduce sound infiltration, and decrease your customer’s energy costs. ComfortTherm is installed in the home’s crawlspace and makes your floors warmer while reducing sound infiltration, improving the quality of air in the home, and lowering annual cooling and heating bills. ComfortTherm adds to the overall value and comfort level of the home.

Installation of ComfortTherm

ComfortTherm batts cut easily with an ordinary utility knife and are sized to fit standard cavities. The batts are placed between joists and secured with wire hangers (tiger teeth) pressed between the floor joists and against the insulation. Once installed ComfortTherm should be in contact with the subfloor, leaving no gaps. The plastic facing of standard ComfortTherm is a vapor retarder, and in colder climates, is placed toward the heated or conditioned side of the floor. In predominantly hot, humid climates, many codes make vapor retarder use optional. ComfortTherm with a non-vapor retarder facing is available for these areas.


ComfortTherm Insulation is available in R-19 and R-30 nationwide and comes in batts depending on R-value. It is compression-packed in plastic bags for savings in storage and freight costs. Available in single batts, palletized (1 pallet covers approximately 1,743 sq. ft.), or LTL quantities.

Note: ComfortTherm Crawlspace Insulation is not an EPA-registered pesticide and should not be sold to treat or control pests.




TAP® Pest Control Insulation is an environmentally responsible product, manufactured from 87.5% post-consumer content and is proud to carry the ENERGY STAR® seal. We are committed to offering the highest quality insulation product available.

Save on your heating and cooling bills and increase the comfort of your home:

  • Add insulation to the recommended R-value for homes in your area
  • Seal air leaks
  • Opt for ENERGY STAR® qualified windows when replacing existing windows

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends sealing the thermal envelope that surrounds your living space including the ceiling, outer walls, window, and floors.

Learn more about ENERGY STAR® ratings and TAP® Pest Control Insulation’s classification (1056266).

UL Classification

TAP® Pest Control Insulation received its UL Classification in 2015. Underwriters Laboratories, the global independent safety science company, which classifies products to:

  • Applicable UL requirements
  • Standards for safety
  • Standards of other national and international organizations

has awarded TAP® with the UL Classification R27851 Issue No. 0029690. This is another level of credibility and distinction added to a product you have come to know and trust. The UL Classification mark may also enable customers to apply to applicable rebates, incentives, or available State and Federal tax credits.

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World-Class Training & Support

Your Job Just Got a Whole Lot Easier!

We value your business and are proud to demonstrate that to you! Providers of TAP® Pest Control Insulation can expect world-class training and support from day one.

TAP® Training

Ideal for new employees or those who need a refresher on this innovative and business building service offering, each 60-minute webinar covers topics including:

  • A Brief TAP® Product Overview
  • The TAP® EPA Label
  • Attic Capping Basics
  • Attic Restoration Insight
  • The Use of TAP® Sales Aids
  • The TAP® Warranty
  • Best Sales Practices
  • and Much More!

Customized webinar sessions are offered to any provider of TAP® Pest Control Insulation on various topics upon request by contacting us.

TAP® Provider Site

The TAP® Provider Site is our online training and resources library. In short, it is your ticket to success. Take advantage of:

  • Product Literature
  • Quoting Aids
  • Profit Calculators
  • Marketing Samples
  • Visual Identity Standards
  • Sales & Marketing Claims Guidance
  • Social Media Creative
  • TAPtube Video Library
  • Training Manuals
  • Machine Owners Manuals
  • TAP® University Online Training & Certification Program
  • Recorded Webinars
  • Digital Downloads

In additional to our EPA label, ENERGY STAR® mark, and UL Classification, our Provider Support Program is one-of-a-kind and just another reason to offer TAP® Pest Control Insulation to your pest control or wildlife customers.

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TAP® Support

The TAP® Team is at your disposal via phone or email Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM — 5:00 PM ET to discuss product knowledge, equipment questions, ordering help, and installation techniques.

Association of Structural Pest Control Regulatory Officials (ASPCRO) Arizona Pest Professional Organization (AZPPO) Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association (CIMA) Florida Pest Management Association (FPMA) Georgia Pest Control Association (GPCA) Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Habersham Chamber of Commerce Insulation Contractors Association of America (ICAA) New England Pest Management Association (NEPMA)
National Pest Management Association (NPMA) National Insulation Contractors Exchange (NICE) National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC) Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) South Carolina Pest Control Association (SCPCA) Tennessee Pest Management Association (TNPMA) Texas Pest Control Association (TXPCA) Virginia Pest Management Association (VPMA)
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