Did you know ...

That you can lower your monthly heating and cooling bill by 30%!

TAP Insulation Systems Introduces:

  • Insulation With Built in Pest Control
  • Energy Star Award
  • Outperforms Fiberglass
  • Great Sound Proof Qualities
  • All Natural, No Itch

TAP Insulation

Thermal-Acoustical-Pest Control (T•A•P)

TAP Insulation Andrew Mowery of Mowery Scandinavian Concepts is an authorized reseller and installation specialist of T.A.P. Insulation products.

T∙A∙P is a revolutionary green insulation for new and existing homes & buildings made from recycled paper that incorporates a borate-based pest control into the product. Not only does T∙A∙P outperform traditional insulation in nearly every category, it also controls pests such as ants, termites, and cockroaches at the same time!

T•A•P Insulation offers two sustainable solutions in one innovative product: an environmentally responsible insulation with superior thermal and sound-deadening properties and a unique method of pest control.

How it works

TAP Insulation InstallationT•A•P Pest Control Insulation is made principally from recycled paper that is diverted from landfills. The paper is reduced in size and then fed through a disc-mill,whose exceedingly fine tolerances explode the fibers into a soft, gray, cotton-boll-like substance. The product is infused with borates through a proprietary process. The result is a thermally and acoustically superior insulation product that is environmentally sensitive and also helps control pests!

T•A•P is a “loose-fill” insulation, so it is installed by blowing the product into attics on top of existing insulation (it can also be installed in attics and walls of new homes) with specialized machines. While reducing your energy bills by keeping your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer, T•A•P also controls common household pests that nest in attics and walls like roaches, ants, termites, and silverfish. T•A•P therefore provides a long-term, preventative approach to reducing energy consumption while protecting your home from many common household insects that come in contact with the insulation.


T•A•P saves money! When added to existing insulation or installed on its own, T•A•P helps keep comfortable air in the living area of your home. This reduces the required energy needed to heat or cool your home and, in turn, reduces your heating and cooling bills.

T•A•P reduces noise! T•A•P reduces unwelcome noise from outside and helps create a peaceful environment inside the home. Insulated interior walls reduce annoying noises (such as toilets flushing and appliances running) inside a house.

T•A•P controls pests! In addition to conserving energy and reducing unwanted sound, T•A•P also responsibly eliminates many common household pests.

Energy StarT•A•P is Green! With so many products claiming to be “green” these days, it is often difficult to discern which products truly are environmentally responsible. When viewed in the context of the entire product life-cycle (from production to operation to disposal), cellulose insulation is one of the greenest building products in the world. Cellulose insulation takes less energy to make than other insulation products, is made from 80%+ recycled paper, reduces a home’s carbon footprint by saving energy, and provides no post-installation waste. T•A•P is the only product labeled by EPA to control insects that also bears an Energy Star label!

Is it safe?

The founders of T•A•P Pest Control Insulation designed the product with two main principles in mind: concern for people, and concern for the environment.

Principally made from recycled paper, T•A•P uses borates as the active pest control ingredient. Borates are mineral salts mined from the earth and are commonly used in many consumer products such as contact lens solution and anti-fungal creams. Borates are deadly to insects yet have extremely low toxicity to mammals and thus pose a minimal risk to people and pets.

Unlike most traditional pesticide chemicals, T•A•P is applied behind walls and in attics where exposure to people and pets is extremely limited.


  • Existing Homes - adding insulation:
    Tax credits cover 10% of the insulation cost, up to a total credit amount of $500.00. A Manufacturers Certification Statement is required -
    T∙A∙P's Certification Statement

  • New Construction:
    Home builders are eligible for a $2,000 tax credit for a new energy efficient home that achieves 50% energy savings for heating and cooling over the 2004 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and supplements. At least 1/5 of the energy savings must come from building envelope improvements. For complete information please see
    ENERGY STAR's website

  • To help you get going on receiving your tax credits, please click right for the DOE's recommended R-Values to see how much insulation you need to keep you toasty in the winter and cool in the summer.

  • For information regarding additional home tax credits (such as for windows, HVAC, doors, Heat Pumps, etc.), please visit ENERGY STAR

    Energy Star

Pest Control Insulation Systems is proud to offer our customers T∙A∙P Pest Control Insulation and ComfortTherm products with the ENERGY STAR label.

ENERGY STAR was created to help consumers easily identify products, homes, and buildings that save energy and money, and help protect the environment. As the government-backed, trusted symbol for energy efficiency, the ENERGY STAR label identifies highly efficient products and designates superior energy performance. With ENERGY STAR, money isn't all you're saving - you are also making a difference in protecting the environment. Additional information is available at the ENERGY STAR web site: ENERGY STAR

ENERGY STAR is a US registered mark.

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