It is extremely important to clean and sanitize the attic after a rodent infestation. This is especially true if animals have chewed or ripped the air conditioning ducts. Rats and other rodents carry harmful bacteria. Even after pests have been trapped and removed, residents are at risk of breathing fungal spores from the animals’ feces and urine.
Only trained Omega Animal Removal specialists should handle the cleanup, since they know how to prevent the potentially dangerous consequences of a rodent infestation. They take all necessary precautions to remove all rat droppings, urine spatter, and debris thoroughly and safely during the sanitizing process.
Omega Animal Removal leads the industry in decontamination techniques, and can bring your San Antonio, Texas home or business back to its pre-infestation state. We use top quality materials and a state-of-the-art fogging system to remove harmful substances from your attic, insulation, ductwork and elsewhere. These techniques not only remove dangerous bacteria, but also remove any unpleasant odors and pheromones remaining after the animals’ removal.
LET OMEGA ANIMAL REMOVAL DECONTAMINATE YOUR ATTIC
Omega Animal Removal utilizes the highest quality sanitizing materials and the most effective techniques to rid your home of dangerous particles and foul odors. Our foggers expel the tiniest particles of sanitizer possible, so it can penetrate deeply into your attic’s insulation and destroy any remaining bacteria, mold or viruses.
Though we can typically get the job done with two treatments, in some cases, we may recommend a third fogging for serious opossum, rat, or squirrel infestations. Here’s how our fogging process works:
- First, we apply a disinfectant with anti-microbial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial components. It eliminates all contaminants, odors, and pheromones, and prevents other animals from being attracted to the nest in your attic. The specialist works slowly and carefully to make sure he has disinfected the entire area. Then he lets the solution sink in overnight. You and your family can stay in the home during this phase, though nobody should come enter the attic for at least two hours after the treatment.
- The next step is to apply a sanitizer to eliminate the odors of urine and musk that often remain after the animals have been removed. In most cases, these two steps can effectively decontaminate and sanitize an area after a mild to medium infestation. These steps reduce the risks of residents of the home suffering illnesses or diseases from the microorganisms found in the animals’ waste.
In some instances, we recommend a third fogging treatment to kill mites, fleas, and roaches associated with the rodent nests. The fogging chemical also inhibits the growth of insect eggs. Rats and opossums are the most likely rodents to carry mites and fleas, so we often recommend the third fogging treatment in cases of opossum and rat infestations.
WHY YOU SHOULD DECONTAMINATE YOUR ATTIC
Decontaminating the attic of your San Antonio home let’s you and your family breath and rest easy. Animal feces can cause some serious health complications, and at Omega Animal Removal we want you to understand what you’re at risk for.
Raccoon feces sometimes contain a roundworm called baylisascaris procyonis. This parasite can live for years in dried feces, and has been linked to several harmful diseases that can be very dangerous to humans. Guano—the feces of bats and pigeons—can also be a threat to humans, because it contains fungal spores that can enter an air conditioning system compromised by animals chewing on ductwork. Once the spores enter the ductwork, the HVAC system delivers it to you and your family or coworkers. Breathing these spores can be extremely hazardous, and can lead to chronic illness or death. Droppings from other animals, such as skunks, snakes, mice, rats and opossums also contain microorganisms that are harmful or even toxic to humans.
For the reasons mentioned above, only Omega Animal Removal specialists are trained to take specific precautions when decontaminating an infested attic. Those unequipped with the requisite know-how are unwittingly subjecting themselves to a dangerous situation
Additionally, our Rodent Control Specialists sometimes recommend that you upgrade your attic insulation if it does not appear to meet the minimum required standard. Once the removal and decontamination steps are complete, we can blow in new R-38 value insulation to bring your attic’s energy efficiency up to snuff. Adding new ISP fiberglass insulation is optional, though we do recommend it in cases where the existing attic is under-insulated. In addition to improving your energy use and lowering your carbon footprint and heating bills, the new insulation also hides unsightly animal trails, stains, and chew marks.
Call Omega Animal Removal for a consultation should you find yourself in the precarious position of fighting an infestation battle. Our skilled specialists can clean and decontaminate the refuse left in your San Antonio, Texas home after a rodent invasion. We use only the highest quality materials to kill fungi, bacteria, viruses, and other microbes, to keep your attic free of pests for a lifetime.