Cleaning and sanitizing the attic is 100% recommended. This is especially important if the air conditioning duct work has been ripped or chewed. The truth is, even after the rats are removed, you and your family are at risk of breathing in harmful bacteria and fungal spores that can be distributed throughout the air of your Nashville, Tennessee home from the urine, feces, nests, and rat, mice, squirrels, birds, and bats pheromones left behind. The droppings of smaller animals, cannot be efficiently or even realistically removed by hand. These droppings are usually in the form of thousands of small pellets spread throughout the attic, on or in the insulation, and on many surfaces.
Precautions must be taken to ensure safe and thorough attic sanitization and decontamination. It's important, when handling any wild animal feces, to properly protect yourself against infectious disease by wearing the proper safety equipment, such as rubber gloves, biohazard suit, and HEPA filter mask, to avoid breathing in airborne pathogens, such as raccoon roundworm eggs, which can be inhaled and infect humans. Our specialists are highly trained and will use special hepa-filtered vacuum systems to prevent harmful contaminates from spreading into the inhabited spaces of your home or business.
By hiring an ordinary insulation contractor to remove animal waste contaminated insulation is not advised. An Insulation contractor typically does not have the specialized training in bio-hazardous waste removal and disposal nor the special equipment, like hepa-filtered vacuums.