Expert Management of Contaminants is A Must
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When bats, raccoons, rats, mice or squirrels have nested in your Florida attic for any length of time, they will contaminate the insulation with urine, feces, dander, parasites and other health hazards. Unless corrective measures are taken, these disease-causing contaminants will remain in your home’s insulation. Creating a health hazard that remains long after the animal is gone.
This is not only dangerously unhealthy, but the odors left behind from animal waste can attract other animals and you could have a re-infestation on your hands. That’s why the animal removal and exclusion is not complete without removing contaminated insulation, treating the attic with a biocide and replacing the insulation with new, clean insulation.
The Dangers Of Leaving Animal Waste In Your Home.
If a colony of bats, flock of birds or a family of squirrels, rats, mice or raccoons take up residence in your building, their droppings will accumulate and create a health risk for anyone who enters the area. Once an animal problem has been discovered, exclusion plans should be made, and the extent of contamination should be determined. When an accumulation of animal feces (droppings) is discovered in a building, removing the material is NOT the first step.
The first step of the clean-up process is to remove the animals themselves. Ultrasonic devices and chemical repellents are ineffective for eliminating wildlife problems. The most effective animal control solution is physically trapping, removing and excluding the animals. This involves following multiple steps to identify and seal active entry and exit points and potential re-entry points.
The best way to prevent exposure to animal disease is to avoid letting the contaminants become airborne and subsequently inhaled. Inhalation exposure to highly contaminated areas may be all that is needed to cause infection of a variety of diseases, such as the following. Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Rabies, Raccoon Roundworm, Plague, Histoplasmosis, Eosinophilic Meningitis, Anthrax and other Zoonotic diseases.
In some cases where bats are roosting in the attic space of a home, the animal feces may contaminate the air handling equipment found in the attic exposing the occupants to potential infection without even entering the attic.
Animal Waste Removal & Clean-up.
Nuisance Wildlife Removal uses an industrial vacuum cleaner with a high-efficiency filter to bag to remove contaminated material. Our truck-mounted vacuum system can handle buildings with large accumulations of bird or animal droppings or large amounts of contaminated materials. These high- volume systems can remove tons of contaminated material in a short period. Typically, the only part of the system that enters the home is the hose. Proper disposal of contaminated material removed during animal waste clean-up is a must. Visible and accessible areas of the interior walls where wildlife have roosted or nested must be thoroughly cleaned, and all droppings removed. Removal of droppings, from structures should be left to experienced professionals familiar with proper removal procedures to prevent animal waste from becoming airborne.
After all contaminated material has been removed an approved disinfectant must be applied to kill any parasites or fungus associated with wildlife. Fleas, lice, & mites can infest bats, birds, rats, raccoons, squirrels and other animals. If the host animals are removed from their nests or roosts, the parasites look for another host and may wander into the living space of human dwellings potentially transmitting diseases to humans. Don’t let this happen to you.
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