Replace Insulation After Rodent Infestation

Rodents intruding your house is one of the biggest fears of a homeowner. The first thing that enters your mind when a rodent infestation occurs is getting them out of your home. But what happens after that? Not only will you want the rodents gone, but you’ll also want your home to be properly cleaned and sanitized. One problem area that requires attention after an infestation is your insulation. Whether the problem was in your attic or crawl space, it requires a special type of rodent infestation cleanup. Read on as the team at PestNation breaks down the risks and the process.

Replace Insulation After Rodent Infestation

Health Risks

Not only can rodents damage your insulation, which is an important barrier to heat transfer for your home, but they can also leave behind contaminants that lead to health risks. Some examples include:

  • Rat-bite fever
  • Omsk hemorrhagic fever
  • Parasites
  • Leptospirosis
  • Salmonellosis
  • Eosinophilic Meningitis
  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
  • Tularemia
  • Murine Typhus
  • Plague
  • Lymphocytic Chorio-Meningitis
  • Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome
  • Lassa Fever

Health issues occur when the contaminants left behind dry out and enter the air. This is why you’ll need to contact a professional who knows how to properly protect themselves while performing the cleanup.

The Process

Without fully removing the insulation from the affected area, it would be next to impossible to completely remove rodent droppings from an attic or crawl space. A professional team will remove all of the accessible insulation, sanitize the area, install brand new blown cellulose insulation, and haul away any removed debris. The process can take some time as it needs to be thorough to ensure all rodents have left the area and all contaminants are properly cleaned. Plan for two working days to complete the process.

PestNation serves Atlanta and the surrounding areas. We can help with rodent exclusion, termite inspections, and many other pest control services. Contact us over the phone today at (678) 765-2226 to request a quote.