A Pest-Fighting Insulation?

A cockroach scurries down a hallway

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 German Cockroaches in Your Home

A German cockroach in Aberdeen NC - Aberdeen Exterminating

Are you seeing small, pale brown cockroaches in your kitchen or bathroom? Chances are that you’re dealing with a German cockroach infestation. Despite what their name might lead you to believe, German cockroaches are some of the most common roaches found in the United States. They have been infesting our houses, apartments, and businesses in Aberdeen NC for many years. If you’re wondering how to get rid of German cockroaches in your home, read on for expert advice from the technicians at Aberdeen Exterminating!

Identifying German Cockroaches

So you’re sure you’ve found roaches in your home, but do you know which kind they are? Identifying the species of cockroach on your property will help you narrow down the causes and sources of your infestation, allowing you to prevent problems down the line.

German cockroaches have a few distinct features that you can identify them by:

  • They are pale brown in color with two darker stripes running down their bodies, stemming from their heads
  • They are smaller than most cockroaches in Aberdeen NC, maxing out around 5/8” in length
  • You will most likely see them under cabinets in your kitchen or bathroom

German cockroaches are the fastest-breeding species of cockroach in the area, so if you think you’ve found some in your home, you must attend to them quickly. In a perfect environment, a single cockroach mother and her offspring can produce thousands of new cockroaches in one year.

How to Get Rid of a German Cockroach Infestation

Many people look to natural or do-it-yourself methods of cockroach removal when they discover an infestation in their home. One of the most common approaches to DIY roach control is using boric acid. When roaches walk through boric acid, they then groom themselves and end up injecting the toxins. However, this method fails to address the source of the infestation more often than not, and boric acid can be dangerous to place in a home with pets or children.

The best way to get rid of German cockroaches is to team up with a professional cockroach control team who can find and eliminate the source of your infestation.

Professional Cockroach Control in Aberdeen NC

If you’re wondering how to get rid of German cockroaches for good, reach out to your local pest control company and ask how they can help. At Aberdeen Exterminating, we train our roach control team to conduct exhaustive inspections, eliminating all sources of infestation and helping our customers prevent outbreaks going forward. Contact us today for a free quote!