Having pests in and around your home or yard is enough of a hassle, but dealing with the aftermath of an infestation is even more stressful.
A popular place that many pests or wild animals like to reside is in the attic. That’s because it’s warm, secure, quiet and full of lots of little insects to eat. This can cause a lot of damage to your insulation, ductwork, beams, drywall and the wiring of your home. If left without repair, an attic that has been taken over by wild animals and pests can become a fire hazard. Animals love to chew on wires, which can easily become a fire risk. It just takes one spark against insulation for a fire to start. In the attic, there is plenty of wood to burn.
Wild animals also leave droppings and urine behind, which can carry disease. Raccoons for example, have been found in a lot of attics and their urine and feces have been known to carry fungal spores that cause pulmonary health issues in humans.
Other infestation issues:
- Parasites, pathogens, roundworms
- Mold growth
- Odor issues
- Attraction of new wildlife based on pheromones
- Messy nesting material
- Food debris
When an attic has been infested, it has been compromised and becomes a risk to you and your family’s health. In which case, it’s time to call in the professionals for an attic restoration. An attic restoration can be anything from reconnecting wires and repairing drywall to a full restoration of the entire attic.
Attic Restoration starts with a vacuuming process. It’s important to get all those droppings into a secure place. Droppings come in the form of small pellets, so it’s nearly impossible to do this all by hand. A professional can assess the insulation to decide if it needs to be fully replaced or not. Droppings left by bigger animals (raccoons or possums) have to be removed by hand. Next, any nesting materials are removed because they are loaded with parasites. This can be anything from leaves to sticks. The next process is the fogging process, which clears out all those harmful pathogens that one could breathe in
Restoring your attic yourself is always possible but it’s important to know how to dispose of things properly. If you don’t you could end up dragging parasites or other pathogens throughout your entire house. It is not recommended to restore your attic alone, unless you have professional guidance. A professional knows exactly what to look for when it comes to damage to your attic, something that can be easily missed by the untrained eye.
Wildout Animal and Pest Removal can remove a pest from your home, set-up measures to prevent them from returning and provide a full attic restoration. Wildout works as a team to clear your property and prevent other pests and wild animals from entering your yard. Not only will they remove an animal humanely, they can teach you about ways you make an animal less attracted to your yard.
Is it time to restore your attic? Wildout can help: 1-844-WILDOUT. Call today! Not only will they rid your property of any and all wildlife, they will also help to repair any damage and set-up regular visits to prevent any critters from returning.