Have animals destroyed your attic insulation? There are always a number of IRS tax incentives offering 30% off quality insulation until Dec. 31 2010. When animals like bats, birds, raccoons, squirrels and mice enter your house or building’s attic, they can damage and contaminate the insulation with urine, feces, shed fur, parasites, bacteria, and viruses. If the pet waste isn’t removed, these disease-causing contaminates will stay static in your home’s insulation forever. The residual animal odors may also attract other nuisance wildlife to your attic or crawl space as it’s perceived as a safe and secure animal living space.
Raccoon poop and bat guano/droppings are thought hazardous by the Center for Disease Control and the droppings from wildlife may carry animal disease that might be passed to humans. These animal diseases are called zoonotic diseases and can include histoplasmosis, toxoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, baylisascaris, salmonella, e-coli, rabies, etc. WARNING: DO NOT DISTURB THE DROPPINGS until you are wearing proper safety equipment including a 0.4 microns respirator that will filter the airborne pathogens to prevent respiratory disease.
Though it is achievable to solve the problem yourself, hiring an Animal Control Technician is probably the most advantageous choice when you come across these animal hazard problems. Isoler des combles perdus The procedure begins by detatching and vacuuming out all contaminates and contaminated insulation. After waste removal, it is highly recommended to deodorize and decontaminate that the attic or crawl space. When removing the contaminated insulation including raccoon poop, bat guano, squirrel damage and rodent damage is complete, installation of a Pest Control Insulation is suggested. Thermal, Acoustic, Pest Control material (T.A.P.) is highly efficient and is really a superior alternative to animal damaged insulation. It can be applied in a procedure called attic capping, which will be applied over insulation already in position, to create the R values around Department of Energy recommended levels for your area. This material will improve your comfort levels, add fire resistance, control and exclude many insect pests, and as spoken earlier, help you save money with improved energy efficiency and IRS tax incentives.