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Insulation and Weatherization Bring Homeowners Peace of Mind

Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions, the company that’s been giving customers “Peace of Mind” for over 34 years, is now offering “Peace of Mind” for Insulation and Weatherization customers!

Improve Energy Efficiency

Having your home more energy efficient can be one of the most cost effective steps you can take in lowering your utility bills. Holper’s can assist you with those steps. We are now offering attic, wall, basement and crawl space insulation. We can spray foam drafty bandboard and rim sills where pests, spiders and unwanted animals can enter, while lowering your energy costs.

There are so many homes that do not have the correct amount of insulation; by adding just a few inches of blown-in-attic insulation can reduce your heating and cooling costs significantly.

Home Energy Inspection

Learn the A B C’s of insulation and weatherization from Holper’s! Have one of our Certified Building Analyst come out and do an inspection and learn how to keep pest and animals out while maintaining the efficiency of your home.

We take pride in helping to solve all your pest and energy problems. That’s why “solutions” is part of our name! Call us today at 636-544-7625 and learning more about how we can give you “Peace of Mind”!

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What’s in Your Attic?

Properly insulating our home and saving money on energy costs are common concerns for homeowners.  A frequent oversight in colder months, however, is not an energy efficiency problem, but a pest problem.  When temperatures fall, bugs and rodents are looking for a warm place to call home for the winter – and you don’t want that place to be your attic.

If you want to keep pests at bay and insulate your home efficiently, you want a product that can do both.  You want TAP (Thermal – Acoustical – Pest Control) Pest Control Insulation.

TAP kills bugs – Insects cannot build up a tolerance to TAP, as they can with organic biological treatments, and you never need to re-treat the insulation. TAP controls ants, cockroaches, silverfish, termites and other pests.

EPA-Registered Pesticide Containing Boric Acid – Boric Acid, the active ingredient in TAP, is found in common household products such as saline eyewash solution, detergents, and the food we eat.  Although deadly to many insects, TAP is acceptable for use around pets and people.

Saves Money & Decrease Energy Bills – TAP helps keep homeowners cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The insulation serves as a blanket for your home when installed in the attic.  The cellulose fibers interconnect to create a nearly perfect balance of the two qualities homeowners should look for in their insulation: dense enough to stop air flow while light enough to trap heat.

Fire Safety – TAP, with its fire-retardant characteristics, limits the spread of fire with both flame and smolder combustion resistance.

The Quiet Life – TAP reduces annoying outside noise and helps create a peaceful haven of quality and solitude.

TAP is Green! – Well, not literally, but TAP is permanent, made from all-natural ingredients and recycled newsprint, thus while you’re controlling pests and saving energy, you’re conserving landfill space.

A Perfect Fit – TAP forms a perfect fit in your attic, leaving no gaps, covering nooks and crannies, capping the entire attic floor.  TAP helps block heat transfer from convection and radiation, as well as conduction.

Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions is a preferred Installer of TAP Pest Control Insulation. We have completed the necessary training and licensing required to become a pest control operator. We are mindful of safety when working in a confined space such as your home’s attic.

We take real pride in helping to solve all your pest control problems. That’s why “solutions” is part of our name! Call us today at 314-544-7378 and learn more about Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions!


Attic Insulation in St. Louis

attic-insulation-installationAttic insulation is one of the best home improvement investments if you are looking for an upgrade that pays for itself in the shortest period of time. Spring is the perfect time to address attic insulation issues in St. Louis. The team at Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions adds an extra value to their attic insulation installation by making sure your attic is free of rodents and other pests that could compromise the efficiency of your investment.

What to expect from your FREE inspection to determine an estimate

It’s all about the R-value, which most people know indicates how quickly materials such as insulation, walls, and floors will lose heat. The higher the R-value is, the better the retention of heat. Higher R-values also lose heat at a slower rate. For this reason many people only think about their insulation in the fall and winter. However, you should be proactive regarding insulation in the spring because the proper R-value of insulation also helps keep your energy usage and costs lower in warmer weather by helping to hold in the cooling that your air conditioning provides. Why wait until winter to start saving money?

When a Holper’s technician enters your attic for the inspection, he or she will be looking for what existing insulation is present to determine how much needs to be added to bring the volume up to three different measures of R-value. This is provided the existing insulation is still viable. This is where the knowledge of a Holper’s technician is key–a trained pest control expert knows what signs to look for concerning contamination by the urine or droppings of rodents and other wildlife. If the existing insulation is found to be compromised it needs to be removed before new insulation can be blown in.

How is the estimate determined?

Holper’s will base the estimate on:

  • Existing attic insulation that is viable and uncontaminated
  • Cost of the removal of any contaminated insulation
  • Cost of insulation needed to bring total to the R-value of your choice
  • Cost of any repairs needed prior to proceeding with installation

What is pest control insulation?

Holper’s offers two options of cellulose attic insulation for blown-in installation. The first is standard, run-of-the-mill cellulose insulation. While it is definitely a step up from dusty fiberglass batt insulation or blown-in loose fiber insulation, there is a much better option on the market.

Holper’s proudly installs T●A●P insulation, which stands for thermal, acoustical, and pest control insulation. This blown-in cellulose insulation not only seals far more efficiently than fiberglass batt insulation, it also provides two additional benefits. T●A●P provides an acoustical barrier that acts to seal out noise. But its greatest added benefit may well be that by being treated with a higher percentage of borate, this insulation also kills silverfish, spiders, and other occasional invading insects. The video below shows a worker removing old insulation.

When is the right time for attic insulation in St. Louis?

Right now! Why wait to start your energy savings? For attic insulation needs in St. Louis, Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions is ready to help solve your problems, in addition to solving any pest or wildlife infestations you may be experiencing. Call 314-732-1413 today and see why generations of St. Louis area families trust Holper’s to take care of their homes, from top to bottom!