A Pest-Fighting Insulation?

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As a homeowner in Moore County, you know the risks of pest infestations in and around your property. Aberdeen Exterminating has a team skilled in everything from removing bee nests to eradicating ant colonies. We even offer comprehensive, round-the-clock pest control services through our PestFree365+ plan. But what if we told you that there was a baseline of protection that can actively kill most insects without you having to lift a finger? And what if this solution also functioned to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer? All of this, and even more, is possible with the installation of TAP® Insulation.

What is TAP® Insulation?

TAP insulation is made from cellulose that is then blown into attics or wall voids. The cellulose is made from around 80% of recycled materials, and it’s treated with a special concentration of boric acid. The powder isn’t harmful to pets, children or adults unless ingested in large quantities. But when insects come in contact with it, the chemical coats their bodies and is then ingested when they groom themselves or each other. Once boric acid gets into an insect’s system, they are unable to pass it. Eventually, this causes the pests to die of dehydration or malnutrition, and – just like that – you’ve managed to stop a potential infestation, possibly without even realizing it.

What pests can TAP insulation stop? If you have rats or mice in your house, our insulation won’t do much to their systems. But TAP can effectively kill insects as small as ants or Formosan termites, or as big as cockroaches and most beetles. And once it settles it continues to be effective almost indefinitely, giving you a defense for your home that you can rely on for decades to come.

TAP® Insulation – Pros and Cons

What makes TAP Insulation so special to us is not just its pest-killing properties. It’s that when compared to the other materials commonly used in its place, it’s objectively a high-quality insulator. It can better cover a given surface area, which increases its overall effectiveness. TAP is flame retardant and mold resistant, and it’s able to slow the transfer of heat in a way that’ll take the strain off your HVAC systems and keep you comfortable all year long. You’ll save money on your energy bill, lower your carbon footprint, and prevent alternative insulating materials from winding up in the landfill.

However, TAP insulation, like any other home renovation technique, has its pros and cons. TAP is a cellulose insulator and can be vulnerable to moisture. While it can resist mold, it may rot with water damage. And, while it does have a higher R-value than fiberglass batting, it’s not quite as high as spray foam. Still, it’s a revolutionary product. If your home is under-insulated and prone to pest infestation, it’s a no-brainer. But make sure you choose the right company to install it. Our team at Aberdeen Exterminating strives to be the best TAP installer in the Moore County area.

Aberdeen Exterminating for TAP® Pest Control Insulation

Why would a pest control company offer insulation services? We do it to protect your home from every foreseeable angle. We do it because, while we’re happy to treat any infestation in commercial or residential properties across the area, we’d much rather you not have an infestation to begin with. And it’s not just about convenience – it’s a matter of safety. It’s protecting the investment you make in your home, and the ability to live comfortably without the influence of pests. We can’t guarantee that TAP will completely eliminate any chance of a pest infestation. What we’re here to say is that we can help prepare against pests, building a barrier between them and yourself, and TAP Insulation can help make that happen. Contact us today to learn more!

How to Get Rid of Ants in the Bathroom

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Ants are a tricky pest to prevent. Many of the bugs living around Moore County NC are seasonal pests, meaning that we know what season they’re going to come around and when their presence will eventually subside. With ants, however, we never quite know when we’re going to have to take care of an infestation. Ants usually emerge during rapid temperature changes to look for the resources that they’re starting to lack. This usually means that they’ll target your bathroom or other places where moisture builds up in your home. If you’re dealing with an infestation, read on to learn how to get rid of ants in the bathroom with Aberdeen Exterminating!

Why Are There Ants in the Bathroom?

The main reason for having ants in your bathroom is usually a moisture problem. Ants will take advantage of the water that pools up in your shower, in your sink, or on your floor for an accessible water source. More particularly, carpenter ants often infest bathrooms because of the damp, moisture-damaged wood that they can tunnel through to create their nests. All kinds of ant species have an easy time infesting bathrooms, though. This is because of the accessibility of most bathrooms. Ants often get into our bathrooms in these ways:

  • Finding cracks in foundation and walls
  • Forming trails through open windows
  • Traveling through gaps around plumbing fixtures
  • Sneaking in through ventilation openings

Ants might also make their way into your bathroom from your kitchen or elsewhere in your house, so it’s important to locate the source of their trail, if possible.

Getting Rid of Ants in the Bathroom

Finding where your ants are coming from is the most important part of ant removal, but this can be a difficult task when ants travel through walls, pipes, and tiny gaps that you might not even notice. This makes it key to prevent ants before they arrive. Here are some ant prevention strategies that we recommend:

  • Ensure that your bathroom is properly ventilated
  • Address all plumbing fixtures to check for leaks and cracks
  • Replace water-damaged wood
  • Seal any cracks and crevices leading in from outside of your home
  • Move mulch away from your siding and trim plants away from your home’s exterior
  • Make sure that your windows and doors seal properly

Who Can Help Get Rid of Ants in Moore County NC?

If you can’t find the source of your ant problem, it’s time to involve your local pest control company. At Aberdeen Exterminating, we train our ant removal experts to pinpoint all active ant colonies in your home and around your property in order to stop your ant infestation at its source. With safe and effective ant control products and refined strategies, we can keep your home ant-free all year long. Reach out today to learn more about our ant extermination services and receive a free quote!