The Dangers of Unwanted Guests in Your Attic

Just like us, rodents and pests like a warm cozy place to call home. Since that is hard to find in the wild, animals such as squirrels, rats, mice, raccoons, bats, and birds frequently invite themselves into a home’s attic and move in. This is great for them, but not for us.

Rodents and pests are not considerate or clean houseguests. During their stay, they constantly walk all over the insulation, compressing it down and reducing its R-value or insulating power. But far worse than that are the diseases and infections they can bring with them. Rodents and pests come with a lot of baggage including a variety of diseases in their urine and droppings such as Raccoon Round Worm, Histoplasmosis, Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis, Leptospirosis, and Salmonellosis.

When rodents and pests move in, they are not potty trained. Your entire attic is their toilet and their playground. This means your insulation quickly becomes contaminated and damaged with their waste. And if your air ducts are damaged too, the combination of damaged air ducts and dirty insulation from wildlife could expose your home and family to dangerous airborne bacteria, leading to possible health issues, itching from mites or flea bites, aggravated asthma, or an increase in allergies.

It is vital to the health of you and your family that these unwanted guests are quickly and permanently evicted from your home. Once they are gone and all entry points have been closed off, it’s time to turn your focus to removing the damaged insulation and disinfecting your attic.

Leave No Trace Behind with Disinfectant

This is not an easy job and is best left to a professional to ensure that your attic is 100% clear of contaminants.

Simply removing the soiled and contaminated insulation from your attic is not enough to create a safe home environment. Odors and bacteria can linger in your attic even after all insulation has been removed, so it is imperative that all traces of feces, urine, blood, hair, and oils are completely removed as well, and your attic is thoroughly disinfected and decontaminated.

Leed Insulation is ready to disinfect and sanitize your attic with our spray disinfectant which will completely cover and sanitize all the surfaces in your attic, ridding it of any left-behind traces of contamination. Once your damaged insulation is removed, our expert team will follow behind to guarantee that your attic is clear and ready for new insulation to be installed.

We Put Your Family’s Safety First

At Leed Insulation, our family-owned business puts you and your family’s safety first. We follow all safety guidelines in our disinfectant process to make sure your attic is a safe, clean place, free of potential health risks associated with pests and rodents. Contact us today to learn more about our disinfectant services for residents along the East Coast of Florida.