These cute critters can play havoc on your attic. Its unlikely that squirrels and raccoon’s will nest in attics during the extreme summer heat, but in fall winter and spring they do like the warmth and protection of the attic space. Unfortunately they pretty much take control of the space and compress and displace insulation compromising the R-Values. In addition the critters create latrine areas that contaminate the space.
Attic raccoon latrine are being removed.
Once insulation is removed disinfectant is sprayed in latrine ares , then closed cell foam is sprayed to insure any residual microorganisms are permanently encapsulated.
In the case of raccoon’s, their feces is of particular concern in that, it can contain organisms that can cause serious health concerns for humans. Please find the following article about raccoon’s if you have had these critters in or around your home. Children playing in the yard can come into contact with raccoon feces. There have been death and blindness associated with this occurrence.
Raccoon feces in an attic wall chase
Raccoon duct work damaged, giving access to micro organisms from their feces entering the home.
Latrine contaminated insulation removed to our truck and then taken directly to a land fill.
We at PEC, take pride in knowing how to remove, disinfect and then seal latrine areas with closed cell foam to encapsulate any microorganisms that may still be in place in the attic space.
- Baylisascaris Procyonis
Other Diseases include bacteria such as Salmonella or E. Coli, fungus and rare parasites can also be a risk for illness in humans.
Listen. It’s not just the raccoon poop and other secretions that is to blame for disease. When these animals get into our home they can carry fleas, ticks and other parasites on their fur that they spread when they rummage through the insulation of your attic and rub up against walls and things.