Have animals destroyed your attic insulation? There are a selection of IRS tax incentives offering 30% off quality insulation until Dec. 31 2010. When animals like bats, birds, raccoons, squirrels and mice get into your home or building’s attic, they could damage and contaminate the insulation with urine, feces, shed fur, parasites, bacteria, and viruses. If the animal waste isn’t removed, these disease-causing contaminates will stay static in your home’s insulation forever. The rest of the animal odors may also attract other nuisance wildlife to your attic or crawl space as it’s perceived as a secure and secure animal living space.
Raccoon poop and bat guano/droppings are considered hazardous by the Center for Disease Control and the droppings from wildlife may carry animal disease that would 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 unless you are wearing proper safety equipment including a 0.4 microns respirator that will filter the airborne pathogens to prevent respiratory disease.
Although it is achievable to eliminate the problem yourself, hiring an Animal Control Technician is the most advantageous choice whenever you come across these animal hazard problems. Isoler des combles perdus The method begins by removing 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, installing a Pest Control Insulation is suggested. Thermal, Acoustic, Pest Control material (T.A.P.) is highly efficient and is just a superior alternative to animal damaged insulation. It can be applied in a process called attic capping, that is applied over insulation already set up, to create the R values around 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.