Raccoons, squirrels and other rodents can severely damage your roof or soffit when trying to get access into your attic space. Once a raccoon gains access to your attic it can damage the space but also generates excrement and urine. The fecal matter and urine can seep through the insulation and leave a lingering unpleasant scent. Raccoon feces also carry diseases that are harmful to human health. Many of these diseases can be transmitted by ingesting or handling food or water contaminated with raccoon feces such as the Campylobacter infection. Other diseases can be transmitted via direct contact with feces and urine such as Leptospirosis and even Salmonella. Handling raccoon feces can be a dangerous ordeal. Protective gear and a respirator should be worn at all times.
Disinfecting and Deodorizing
We are a licensed pest control company and have access to products that are not available to the general public. We remove air-borne odors with the use of agents that neutralize by means of chemical reaction, counteraction and absorption. The products we use remove all animal odours, and disinfect the area so that not only any health risks are mininmized, but also the odours that will attract other animals are completely gone.
Partial insulation removal
We remove the insulation that has been affected by the raccoon’s feces and urine. We do the removal primarily by hand and dispose of the soiled insulation. Animal feces are again gathered by hand and disposed of.
In both partial and complete insulation removal, our deodorizing and disinfecting products are applied using an electric powered atomizer that converts the deodorizing/disinfecting liquid into a fine particle mist in a continuous high volume air stream. The mist flows throughout the attic and gets into every surface. Urine that might have soaked into the wood will also get treated by the mist
Raccoons tend to congregate in particular areas of the attic. However If the raccoons have been living in your attic for a long time their activity reach would have spread throughout your attic space. Because raccoon feces and urine tend to get absorbed by the attic insulation, partial or complete insulation removal might be required.
Complete insulation removal
Blown in insulation can be removed by using industrial grade insulation vacuums. These vacuums suck the insulation and deposit it in large fiber bags that we dispose of. This process is very efficient. These powerful vacuums can remove insulation from attics, sidewalls and crawl spaces. Sheet insulation needs to be removed by hand. Wet or dry blown insulation and plaster chips can be vacuumed and then disposed into the collection bags.
After the insulation has been removed we gather the animal waste by hand and disinfect the areas where the feces and urine were. We use a variety of commercial grade cleaners that not only deodorize but also eliminate any biohazard organic waste from animals including feces and urine. Our products neutralize and disinfect by means of a chemical reaction, counter reaction and absorption. In this way the source of the odors gets addressed and does not merely get masked.
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