Have animals destroyed your attic insulation? There are a number 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 pet waste isn’t removed, these disease-causing contaminates will stay in your home’s insulation forever. The residual animal odors also can 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 could 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 if you are wearing proper safety equipment including a 0.4 microns respirator which will filter the airborne pathogens to avoid respiratory disease.
Though it is possible to eliminate the issue yourself, hiring an Animal Control Technician is the most advantageous choice once you encounter these animal hazard problems. Isoler des combles perdus The method begins by detatching and vacuuming out all contaminates and contaminated insulation. After waste removal, it is 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 replacement animal damaged insulation. It can also be applied in a process called attic capping, which is applied over insulation already in position, to create the R values up to Department of Energy recommended levels for your area. This material will boost your comfort levels, add fire resistance, control and exclude many insect pests, and as spoken earlier, save money with improved energy efficiency and IRS tax incentives.