Have animals destroyed your attic insulation? There are certainly a selection 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 your pet waste is not removed, these disease-causing contaminates will stay in your home’s insulation forever. The residual animal odors can 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 believed 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 which will filter the airborne pathogens to prevent respiratory disease.
Though it is possible to solve the problem yourself, hiring an Animal Control Technician is the most advantageous choice once you encounter these animal hazard problems. Isoler des combles perdus The process begins by detatching and vacuuming out all contaminates and contaminated insulation. After waste removal, it’s strongly suggested to deodorize and decontaminate that the attic or crawl space. When the removal of 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 a superior alternative to animal damaged insulation. It can be applied in a process called attic capping, which can be applied over insulation already in place, to bring the R values up to Department of Energy recommended levels for the area. This material will improve your comfort levels, add fire resistance, control and exclude many insect pests, and as spoken earlier, save you money with improved energy efficiency and IRS tax incentives.