Cleanup and Restoration
When animals live in an attic, they leave waste deposits behind. This can include urine, feces, fur, body oils, nesting material, food, and more. This can create an odor problem in your home, but worse, can be unsanitary or even a biohazard. Many animal droppings can cause human diseases such as Leptospirosis, and Salmonellosis, or even Roundworm infection are potential risks. Droppings can grow mold, and this can lead to lung infections such as Histoplasmosis. This is seen a lot when Bats and Raccoons have been nesting in your attic. Wild animals can also bring in parasites such as fleas, ticks, mites, and more. When an animal leaves its scent in an attic, it can actually attract other wildlife. The scent of mice or rats, and rodents often leave a pheromone scent behind that will call in new rodents. For all of these reasons, it's a good idea to have your attic cleaned. This could be as simple as the removal of waste and a decontamination spray, to a full insulation removal and replacement. Ask your wildlife professional about attic cleanup if you've had animals living in the attic.