Have you recently begun hearing noises in your attic and perhaps went to see what the noise was and were greeted with large amounts of animal feces in your attic? If so, you realize that once an animal breaches your home they can create a huge mess. In addition to feces, it’s vey common for animals to soil insulation with urine and also created various types of nests in your attic.
This is not only unsightly, but creates a situation whereby you may contract hantavirus. According to the CDC, hantaviruses are a family of viruses spread mainly by rodents and can cause a variety of different symptoms if exposed.
These symptoms include fatigue, fever, muscle aches, especially in the hips, thighs, back, and shoulders. In addition, this virus can cause headaches, dizziness, chills, and abdominal problems, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. The symptoms of this virus normally begin to appear within one to five weeks of exposure.
Therefore, it’s extremely important that a proper respirator is worn anytime you may be exposed to these airborne spores. When performing fecal removal our technicians are trained to always wear protective breathing equipment to avoid exposure to this deadly virus.