T.A.P Attic Installation T.A.P. (Thermal Acoustical Pest Control) is environmentally friendly, cutting-edge insulation made from recycled paper. T.A.P. is designed for use in homes and other buildings. T.A.P. is a borate-based pest control method that not only outperforms traditional insulation in a majority of ways, but it can also work as an effective pest control method that will control ants, termites, cockroaches and more.