• Why It Is Important to Decontaminate Your Tampa Attic

    Why It Is Important to Decontaminate Your Tampa Attic

    Simply removing live wildlife and sealing entry holes is not enough when dealing with an animal infestation. Unfortunately, an infestation creates highly unsanitary conditions within your home. Not properly addressing this problem can be hazardous for your family’s or employees’ health.

    The nests, urine, feces and pheromones that are left behind by animals can create a breeding ground for bacteria, mold and fungal spores. It is very harmful to breathe these contaminants, which can spread throughout your home even more quickly than usual if the animals have managed to chew holes into your air conditioning ducts and vents. The problem is even more serious when dead animals are left in the attic as well. The pathogens that come from the decomposing bodies can make those who live in, work in or visit your Tampa home or business severely ill.

    In order to get a thorough attic contamination, you need the help of Omega Animal Removal’s Rodent Control Specialists. Only we have the training and equipment necessary to take the proper precautions before performing decontamination services and carrying out the process with complete success.

    If during our inspection we find that your building’s insulation does not meet minimum standards, we recommend and can perform insulation upgrades. This will take place after your attic has been decontaminated. We will put in new ISP fiberglass insulation to a thermal resistance value of R-38, thus increasing your home’s energy efficiency and covering up any visual traces of the animal infestation.

    Why are attic decontaminations necessary for your Tampa, FL home or business?
    Fogging out an attic
    Our Rodent Specialist fogging an attic
  • Let Omega Animal Removal Decontaminate Your Attic

    Let Omega Animal Removal Decontaminate Your Attic

    We use state-of-the-art fogging systems to treat your attic for contaminants. These will eliminate all pheromones, mold, fungal spores, bacteria, viruses and odors that have developed as a result of rodent infestation.

    Because the insulation in your attic is dense and sponge-like, it “soaks up” these infectious substances easily. We solve this problem by using foggers that produce the smallest decontamination particles in the industry, small enough to permeate all of the insulation layers and sterilize them. We’ve developed a two-step procedure to guarantee 100% decontamination in your attic.

    Step 1 Disinfect

    We use a powerful yet safe disinfectant that eliminates bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microbes, as well as pheromones (the hormone-laden scent traces that will lure animals back into your home). After fogging the entire attic space, the disinfectant will be left to do its work overnight. Occupying the building during this phase is safe, so long as no direct contact with the area is made for two hours after treatment.

    Step 2 Eliminate Odors

    Our Rodent Control Specialist will use another sanitizer to eliminate the odors of urine, feces, and the animals themselves. The powerful solution kills all remaining bacteria that cause the foul odors. In cases of severe infestations, we may suggest that your attic undergoes a third decontamination step. Though it is optional, it is highly recommended.

    Step 3 Kill Parasites and Insects

    Many wildlife that infest homes, especially rats and opossums, carry lice, fleas, mites, ticks and other parasites. Additionally, their waste can attract other insects, such as cockroaches. This fogging treatment will kill all parasites and insects living in the attic, as well as their eggs.

  • Why You Should Decontaminate Your Attic

    Why You Should Decontaminate Your Attic

    As if the physical damage isn't enough to prompt you to decontaminate your attic, many wild animals carry a variety on diseases. Raccoon feces are known for carrying baylisascaris procyonis, a roundworm parasite that has been linked to serious human diseases such as giardia lamblia, leptospirosis, salmonella, rickettsia rickettsii and trypanosoma cruzi.

    Even after feces have been dried out for several years, the parasite can still survive, making decontamination crucial. Histoplasmosis fungal spores can be released from the feces of bats and pigeons. If it gets into your air conditioning system, it can be distributed throughout the air in your home, potentially causing chronic illness or even death. Salmonellosis and leptospirosis are toxic infections that can be caused by exposure to feces from a variety of wild animals, including squirrels, skunks, snakes, rats and more.

    decontaminating raccoon feces from an attic