Advanced Pest Control Launches Revolutionary “Green” Pest Control Insulation Service

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Advanced Pest Control ( announces the addition of revolutionary T•A•P Insulation to its array of “Green” Pest Control Products and Services. EPA-registered T•A•P (Thermal, Acoustical, Pest Control) insulation is made from energy-efficient recycled cellulose fibers specially treated with Boric Acid to keep comfort in – and pests out!

“An unusually cold and wet winter has driven rodents, squirrels, raccoons and other small animals into Houston area attics. These furry critters destroy attic insulation, contaminate it with urine and feces creating health and fire hazards.

One of the first pest control companies in Houston to offer this “Green” product to our customers as part of our “Going Green” pest control program and we are receiving tremendous positive response from customers”, says Richard Weisman, President of Advanced Pest Control.

“If your home is not properly insulated, your utility bills could be going through the roof,” says Weisman. “And traditional insulation can become a food source and shelter for bugs. ”Fiberglass batting or blown in fiberglass insulation loses effectiveness as it settles. T•A•P insulation is denser than fiberglass and has a higher R-Value ( that remains consistent, even after settling.

T•A•P is an EPA-registered pesticide and is effective in preventing infestation by many household pests such as Cockroaches, Ants, Centipedes, Crickets, Silverfish and Booklice. In Texas, T•A•P can only be installed by Licensed Pest Control Professionals.

As an added benefit, the cellulose fibers absorb noise from plumbing, appliances and outside sources to make homes quieter. T•A•P insulation is also treated to make it both flame and smolder retardant.

Following extensive training from T•A•P, Advanced Pest Control is now certified to apply T•A•P ( Insulation in area homes. The specially treated T•A•P Insulation can be applied over existing attic insulation to create an energy efficient “attic cap”. “Sprayed-in cellulose fits like a warm blanket around voids and gaps, offering up to 45 percent more R-Value than blown fiberglass and preventing nearly 40 percent more energy loss than fiberglass batting,” says Weisman. T•A•P can also be applied to walls, attics, basements and crawl spaces as part of new home construction.

“Our unusually cold winter drives rodents, birds, squirrels, raccoons and other small animals into Houston area attics ( These furry critters not only compress existing insulation, they tear it up for nesting, and contaminate it with feces and urine, Combined with chewing on wiring, they create a possible fire hazard and health hazard.

"Spring is almost here and many of these animals are having babies….in your attic, says Weisman. We humanely trap and remove the animals, and can now remove contaminated insulation and replace it with T•A•P insulation."

Best of all, T•A•P insulation is acceptable for use around humans and pets, and is a natural product manufactured from recycled wood products and Boric Acid, a naturally occurring substance.

Since T•A•P insulation is Energy Star rated, customers are eligible for up to $1500.00 in TAX CREDITS for 2010. T•A•P insulation can pay for itself within a short time and then continues to save on your utility bill every month.

About Advanced Pest Control:

Founded in 1985 by Richard Weisman, Advanced Pest Control ( has continued to expand pest control services in Houston and the surrounding areas. In 1999 we added on an additional pest control company begun in 1965. We’re family owned and operated and have become one of the largest pest control companies in Houston.

“We operate differently than many traditional pest control companies. My background in biology and chemistry leads us to quickly research and utilize new technologies within our industry. We’ve always offered many “Green” pest control services utilizing Insect Growth Regulators, Natural and Organic products, that other companies are just beginning to adopt.” Advanced Pest Control is certified as a “Quality Pro” pest control company by the National Pest Management Association. Weisman is an Associate Certified Entomologist recognized by the Entomological Society of America, one of only about 250 in the entire United States.

Richard Weisman of Advanced Pest Control may be contacted at 281-494-8900. (

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