We specialize in attic restoration, insulation removal, sanititation and decontamination of attics/crawlspaces that have been infested by unwanted wildlife. When wild animals make your attic their home, they carry parasites and diseases. Wildlife living in an attic leave their feces and urine in the insulation, destroy HVAC ductwork, chew the romex on the electrical wiring exposing the copper wiring and stain drywall from their urine. Once the animals have been removed from the attic and all of the access points are sealed, then the full attic restoration phase begins. Raccoons, opossums, rats, mice, squirrels, bats and snakes leave their feces in the attic that can result in both immediate and long term health hazards to humans.
Raccoons in the Attic
Raccoon feces contain a raccoon roundworm called baylisascaris procyonis. This is a parasitic worm that infects humans and can be fatal if not detected or treated accordingly. Millions of eggs are produced from one worm. These eggs can become airborne and when humans breath them in it can lead to larval parasite migration to the central nervous system. Infection of baylisascaris can also be transmitted by coming in direct contact with raccoon feces. The eggs can live for years in dry feces. Humans can also contract the following diseases from raccoon feces: Giardia lamblia, Leptospirosis, Salmonella, Rickettsia rickettii and Trypanosoma cruzi.
Bats in the Attic
Bat feces or bat guano from bats is extremely dangerous. They can carry Histoplasmosis fungal spores that can be released into the air and ingested into human lungs. Histoplasmosis can lead to chronic illness and even death. It is recommended that a wildlife professional using the proper safety equipment to remove bat guano from the attic .
Animals in the Attic
Feces from opossums, rats, mice, skunks, squirrels and snakes an lead to Salmonellosis or Leptospirosis. When General Pest Co. Treats your attic, we use an antimicrobial, bactericide, fungicide, deodorant, and insecticide treatment. The chemicals we use will kill all parasites, ecto-parasites and prevent the spread of disease. It will also kill insects, mold, mildew and bacterial odors from the animal and its urine/feces providing long lasting residual protection.
Steps to our Attic Restoration
1. Treat the attic with antimicrobial, antiviral, fungicide, pesticide, disinfectant, and deodorizer. Any feces in the attic will be treated to make sure any diseases that can be contracted by airborne spores are prevented. Treatments will occur before and after contaminated insulation is removed and replaced.
2. Feces and urine saturated insulation will be removed. We get all insulation and feces out leaving nothing behind. This is what we specialize in and what separates us from other companies.
3. We then replace the insulation back to an R30 which will save you money on your heating/cooling bill.
For your attic restoration, bat removal, bird removal, pigeon removal, squirrel removal and other wildlife control and removal needs in Charlotte NC, call General Pest Co. at (704) 777-8003.