These cute critters can play havoc in your attic space. Its unlikely that squirrels and raccoons will nest in attics during the extreme summer heat. However, during autumn, winter and spring they do like the warmth and protection of the attic space. Unfortunately they pretty much take control of the space, compressing and displacing insulation compromising the R-Values. In addition these critters create latrine areas that further damage and contaminate the space.
Raccoon latrine area in attic space.
Raccoon feces in an attic wall chase.
Duct work damage caused by raccoons, allowing access of micro organisms from their feces into the home’s living space.
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.
Attic raccoon latrine are being removed.
Latrine contaminated insulation removed to our truck and then taken directly to a land fill.
Once insulation is removed disinfectant is sprayed in latrine ares , then closed cell foam is sprayed to insure any residual microorganisms are permanently encapsulated.
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.