Rodent Cleanup and Proofing In Palo Alto specializes in the removal and disinfection of areas affected by pigeons, rats, mice, cockroaches and other rodents and/or insects that unfortunately often take residence in our homes and businesses. We are one of the only companies in the nation offering rat, mouse, pigeon and other rodent droppings removal with disinfection. There are dozens of diseases that can be found in these droppings (see chart below). Most of the time the threat is exaggerated, but in certain cases, there is a real danger through direct contact or simply by breathing the air in these contaminated environments. Rodent Cleanup and Proofing In Palo Alto can quickly and effectively remove all droppings and any dead rodents, as well as apply the appropriate disinfectant to the involved areas. Unfortunately, even when rodents are exterminated, their scent remains which attracts other rodents to take their place. These areas must be thoroughly cleaned, disinfected and sealed to prevent an ongoing infestation. From attics to basements and garages, there are no areas of a home or business that we can’t completely clean and disinfect. Call for an in home assessment and estimate.
Pigeon and Bird Proofing – Rodent Cleanup and Proofing In Palo Alto is an authorized installer for Bird-B-Gone Products, and all bird and pigeon proofing products. If you have any issues with pigeons, bats, owls, or any other birds, let us know. We can install netting, wire, spikes, and other bird preventers…whatever you need, we can do. We will bird proof the area to prevent it from becoming an issue ever again! One call can get your property cleaned, disinfected, and completely bird-proofed.
Often times a pigeons nest or roost is the area of biggest concern. Over several years pigeon droppings can accumulate and bacteria as well as parasites can be present. Even if the droppings are dried over long periods of time the danger is still present. Diseases can be contagious through the air or direct contact. Caution should be used when around areas with heavy droppings, especially in a poorly ventilated areas such as attics. The photos to the right show typical pigeon and rat infestations. Signs to look for if you think you have a problem are:
HANTAVIRUS PULMONARY SYNDROME
Histoplasmosis is caused by a fungus (Histoplasma capsulatum) found primarily in the areas drained by the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. Both humans and animals can be affected. The disease is transmitted to humans by airborne fungus spores from soil contaminated by pigeon and starling droppings (as well as from the droppings of other birds and bats). The soil under a roost usually has to have been enriched by droppings for two years or more for the disease organism to reach significant levels. Although almost always associated with soil, the fungus has been found in droppings (particularly from bats) alone, such as in an attic.
MODE OF TRANSMISSION:
Infection occurs when spores, carried by the air are inhaled — especially after a roost has been disturbed. Most infections are mild and produce either no symptoms or a minor influenza- like illness. On occasion, the disease can cause high fever, blood abnormalities, pneumonia and even death. In some areas, including portions of Illinois, up to 80 percent of the population show evidence of previous infection. Outbreaks of histoplasmosis have occurred in Central Illinois.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has reported a potentially blinding eye condition — presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome (OHS) — that probably results from the fungus. NIH estimates that 4 percent of those exposed to the disease are at risk of developing OHS.
Our Attic Cleaning In Ross process includes having all of the old insulation removed, then we perform a thorough cleaning of the attic. While the insulation is out we will apply hospital grade disinfectant by fogging into the attic and fogging onto the surfaces of the attic. After the attic sanitizing we install brand new insulation. We’re not a typical insulation company; at Attic Cleaning In Ross, we specialize in attic cleaning, attic clean outs, attic sanitizing and attic decontaminations, as well as insulation removal and insulation replacement.
There are various health issues from contaminated attic insulation. One of the most harmful ways your attic can make you sick is the situation of rodents or wildlife gaining access to your attic. If you have damaged air ducts and your insulation is dirty from rodent or wildlife droppings, your home could be exposed to toxic contamination. Rats, raccoons, bats, or other wildlife living and nesting in your attic can potentially lead to exposure to dangerous airborne bacteria. These dirty dust particles and bacteria cause unexplained health issues, itching from mites or flea bites, aggravated asthma or an increase in allergies. It is also a potential risk to those with lowered immunity, such as small children and the elderly.