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Hogarth’s Pest Control specializes in various types of attic remediation. Whether it be bat guano clean-up, bird nest removal, or rodent removal, Hogarth’s has the tools and experience needed to properly and effectively clean attics. The first step to proper attic remediation starts with a complete and thorough preliminary inspection. It is imperative to determine what the specific issue is, how extensive the issue is, and the means of remediation that will be needed.
Bat Guano Clean-Up
Exposure to histoplasmosis, a respiratory disease, can occur from the disturbance of bat guano. Unlike birds, bats can become infected with spores from the H. capsulatum organism and excrete the organism in their droppings. Histoplasmosis is caused by the inhalation of these spores. Undisturbed bat droppings are the safest droppings, though there are situations where guano should be cleaned to reduce the health risk of those living in the structure. If a colony of bats has been living inside a building, their droppings may accumulate and pose a health risk for anyone who enters the contaminated area and disturbs the droppings. If the droppings have accumulated in an area with no human activity, leaving the droppings undisturbed may be the best course of action.
If you have ever had birds, mice, raccoons, squirrels, starlings, snakes, scat, bats, poop, pigeons, or other forms of wildlife inside of your attic or drop ceiling, over time their fecal matter can start to compound in piles, which can lead to damage to the insulation or the ceiling of the structure. Fecal matter that is produced by any of these creatures can cause illnesses in humans, especially the young, elderly, or those with compromised immune systems.
Depending on the creature, the fecal matter can cause intestinal illness, diarrhea, or carry a number of different worms such as roundworm, tapeworm, or heartworms. Hogarth’s Pest Control, Wildlife and Animal Removal can remove the fecal matter by using proper personal protective equipment and hepa filter vacuums to ensure that all the contaminants are disposed of without causing harm to residents.
After the cleanup is conducted, we completely disinfect the contaminated area with our cleaning products and replace any damaged insulation in the attic. Wires will also need to be inspected in case animals or rodents have chewed them. Sometimes the coverings of the wire is protein based and rodents and animals chew on them which can cause wires to short out and start fires. Gnawing on pvc pipes can also cause water leaks and damage.