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Attic Decontamination Hillsborough

Attic Decontamination Hillsborough

Trapping and bringing critters back into the wild is just step one of the animal removal process conducted by the GAF certified professionals at Attic Decontamination Hillsborough. Our team of licensed and bonded contractors confronts wild animal infestations head-on by implementing several pest prevention strategies to ensure your Morgan Hill home never becomes the next home for rodents and wild animals such as possums and raccoons. With two steps completed for a critter control project, there remains one more important step to finish our commitment to providing superior animal removal services.

Your home needs thorough attic decontamination.

Wild animals always leave a reminder of their presence behind in the attic in the form of nests, filth, and the overbearing smell of feces and urine. Eliminating the remnants of wild animals from your home requires thorough attic decontamination that few home services contractors in Hillsborough provide for homeowners. Animal removal in Hillsborough requires the expertise of a home services company that successfully performs all three phases of the animal removal extraction process.

  • Trapping
  • Prevention
  • Attic Decontamination

Overview of Attic Decontamination

Attic decontamination represents an extensive process that eliminates all the health risks produced by a rodent infestation. It does not matter if the invasion is just a couple of mice or a horde of rats delivered over the course of a few months. Like ticks and fleas, rodents carry potentially life-threatening diseases in hair, blood, feces, urine, and body oil. The diseases include Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome which people contract by inhaling the dust formed by the creation of wild animal nests and fecal matter.

Here is the list of other diseases wild animals can carry into Morgan Hill homes:

  • Plague
  • Tularemia
  • Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome
  • Lassa Fever
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis (LCM)
  • Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
  • Rat-Bite Fever
  • Salmonella
  • South American Arenavirus

A lot of fancy names describe diseases that cause debilitating side effects, including diarrhea, high fever, and stomach cramps. The symptoms last for weeks and in some cases require emergency medical care to prevent loss of life.

When wild animals invade your Hillsborough home, you need to hire a home-services contractor that successfully completes the three steps required for efficient critter control.

When rodents invade your home, the critters chew up soft materials like clothing and newspapers to build nests. When the soft stuff runs out, mice, rats, and squirrels turn to hard objects to complete their home construction projects. With razor-sharp teeth and claws, rodents can tear through wall insulation and wooden support beams in no time. Everything a wild animal touches in the attic becomes contaminated, which means we have to remove entire sections of the attic to complete the attic decontamination process.

The Attic Decontamination Process

Our attic decontamination services involve a thorough cleaning of the attic to eliminate any sign of fecal matter, as well as the nest’s wild animals, build to provide warmth and security for the entire family. Attic Decontamination Hillsborough vacuums attic floors to remove hair and solid animal droppings, before power washing attic floors, walls, and ceilings using a powerful disinfectant that eliminates harmful pathogens. We replace wall insulation, as well as apply an anti-odor agent that makes the presence of wild animals in your attic a distant memory.

The comprehensive attic decontamination process begins with a meticulous inspection of your attic to discover where rodents and other types of wild animals live. Our team of highly-rated pest removal experts humanely traps every critter living in the attic. After taking captured wild animals back into their natural habitats, we then start attic decontamination by getting rid of fecal matter.

Any time you have an animal infestation problem in the attic of your Hillsborough home or business, cleaning and sanitizing the attic is 100% necessary. The truth is, that even after the rodents, or other animals, have been removed from your attic, their urine, feces, nesting sites and pheromones are still lingering and saturated throughout your attic. This can be a pretty serious issue for a few different reasons and will impact more areas than just your attic insulation. 

For starters, if the attic is not properly decontaminated following an animal infestation, then all of the urine and feces in your attic will begin to breakdown. As the breakdown begins, there is the possibility of harmful bacterial and fungal spores being released into the air. 

While very rare, there is the possibility of these spores potentially causing health related issues… especially if any of the ductwork was compromised during the animal infestation. The more realistic issues associated with the breakdown of animal excrement and nesting sites are: reduced indoor air quality, allergies and foul odors.

Another main concern regarding attic decontamination following an animal infestation is the left over pheromones, scent trails and biological markers that constantly attracts animals back to your home. 

All animals use pheromones as a method of communication and signaling. For rats, and to a lesser degree squirrels, these pheromones are abundant in their urine and feces and are used to signal other populations that they have a nest in the area. Basically, rats use their excrement as invitation for other rats running by your home.

Unless your attic is properly decontaminated, then all of those pheromones and biological markers will continually be drawing other populations towards your home and they will relentlessly try to find their way back into your attic. Properly decontaminating the attic will eliminate those pheromones and reduce the likelihood of that happening. 

WHY SHOULD AIR DUCTS BE REPAIRED OR REPLACED?

Air ducts get damaged from a number of factors such as age, poor design, and rodent damage.

Damaged duct work or air duct leaks affect the indoor environment in two main ways:

Cold air is lost before it effectively cools the indoor space. This makes your HVAC system work harder, using more energy and driving your utility bills up.

Leaks in the duct work introduce contaminants to the circulating air. This includes mold, dust, mites, pollen, bacteria, asbestos and other allergens.