T∙A∙P is a natural cellulose fiber insulation treated with boric acid and other proprietary formulations to produce a fire-retardant, sound-deadening insulation with pest-controlling properties. T∙A∙P is acceptable for use around humans and pets, but deadly to crawling insects because the boric acid attaches to the bodies of the pests as they crawl through or nest in the insulation. Since these pests are “self-grooming” insects, they ingest the boric acid when they groom themselves.As the pests cannot excrete the boric acid, it accumulates in the gut, eventually proving lethal due to dehydration, malnutrition, or both.
To Humans, boric acid is considered to be about as poisonous as table salt but for insects . T∙A∙P is a U. S. EPA-labeled pesticide.
As part of a total pest management package, T∙A∙P can be used to cap existing insulation in attics, or can be installed in the attics, walls and crawlspaces of new construction.
T•A•P Pest Control Insulation is one the best performing insulations on the market. T•A•P outperforms traditional fiberglass insulation by 32% and, as a denser, loose-fill insulation, T•A•P fills in all of the nooks and crannies traditional insulation rolls do not. The science tells the story, but simply put, T•A•P just works better.
Not only does cellulose insulation outperform other insulation from a thermal and acoustical standpoint, it takes less energy to make it! Only T•A•P Pest Control Insulation, however, gives you the triple benefit of 32% greater efficiency when compared to traditional insulation, superior acoustical benefits, and the added value of pest control!
Boron is a mineral that is found naturally in the environment. It is readily found in nature; including in the water we drink, the soil we touch and the food we eat. Most of us probably ingest a small amount of boron each day as a result of our normal fruit and vegetable intake. Some people even take boron supplements as medicine. Studies have suggested that boron interacts with other nutrients and plays a regulatory role in the metabolism of minerals and therefore it is it is surmised that it is nutritionally important to maintain optimal human health.
Studies show that we consume about one to three milligrams of boron each day through a combination of foods and drinking water. Our bodies handle boron by using what is required for daily health and then efficiently removing the rest.
Boron is a component found in many fertilizers since this mineral is needed in soil for proper plant development. Plants need boron to grow and it helps regulate flowering, pollen production, germination, and fruit development. It also aids in the transmission of sugars from older leaves to new growth areas and root systems.
Inside our homes, we have a wide range of products containing boron, including roofing materials, wallboard, fiberglass, and cellulose insulation. When used as a treatment for construction materials such as wood, plastic, bricks, pipes and wires, boron helps protect us from mold, rot, fungi, insects and fire. In the kitchen, you’ll find boron in the ceramic tiles on the floors and in the porcelain enamel used to protect sinks, refrigerators, pots and pans.
In our bathroom, boron is in soaps, cold creams, face lotions, makeup, shaving cream, contact lens solutions, hair straighteners, eye drops and even denture cleaners.
The cotton in sheets, bed spreads and clothes in the bedroom contain boron, which gives it good fiber yield. And synthetic fibers require boron during processing. Boron is also used in detergents, laundry boosters, and bleaches. In the office, boron is used in electronics including smartphones and computers. In the garage, boron can be found in antifreeze, motor oil, brake fluid and power steering fluid. In the pest control products on the shelf, boron is used to control termites, fleas, flies, beetles, ants, cockroaches and silverfish.
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