Is it possible to have raccoon feces in your attic in Arlington TN?
Well, did you recently have raccoons in your attic? If so, then yes…chances are you have raccoon feces in your attic, and a lot of it! No one wants to deal with that! Let Apex Wildlife Control take the stress away, and handle the cleanup for you.
Raccoon Diseases And Precautions
Raccoons can carry a disease known as Baylisacaris that can infect humans, dogs, and a variety of other animals. It is caused by roundworms that lay eggs in the intestines of raccoons, and those roundworm eggs are present in raccoon feces when passed.
If you were to unknowingly come into contact with raccoon fecal matter and then touch your face there is a chance that you could contract this disease. Symptoms of Balisacaris to look for would be nausea, tiredness, loss of coordination, a lack of attention to people and surroundings, loss of muscle control, liver enlargement, blindness, and coma. Symptoms can appear anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks later.
Inspection For Raccoon Feces In Your Attic
Apex Wildlife Control are the wildlife experts to contact. Before we do any cleaning we need to ensure that the raccoon is no longer present. The technician will perform an exterior and interior inspection looking for places where the raccoons could be entering your home along with signs of recent activity in your attic. We then proceed to clean and disinfect your attic all in the same day!
The technicians check the interior of your home for chewed wiring, damage to the HVAC pipes and duct-work and take pictures as they go. Following this, they will inspect the exterior of your home to locate any potential entry points. Upon completed they will send you all the pictures and provide you with a detailed quote. The quote will include sealing your home and trapping the animals.
It may seem that the animal is gone, but this may not always the case. Wildlife can leave during the day in search of food and water or leave because of excessive temperatures in the attic. We will check to ensure they are no longer still staying in your attic.
How We Remove Raccoon Feces In Your Attic In Arlington TN
The clean up of raccoon feces and urine is a task that is neither easy or simple. This is because the feces hold a lot of bacteria causing disease that are uncommon in other wildlife and can be very harmful to humans, cats, dogs, and other animals. It is important to note that the clean up process stirs up particles that can be breathed in or get in to your eyes. Thus, for health and safety purposes the person performing the clean up must wear protective goggles, gloves, a bodysuit, and face mask with a respirator. It is extremely important to handle wild animal feces properly and wear the correct protective gear.
In addition to airborne infections there are other considerations to keep in mind. Raccoons also carry mites, fleas, ticks, and other germs. All this need to be considered when cleaning and disinfecting your attic.
Following the cleanup the technician will use products that effectively neutralizes odors and disinfects the area. The raccoon feces are then properly disposed of.
Attic Restoration After Feces Cleanup
Attic restoration is sometimes a necessary function should the amount of build up from urine and fecal matter prove to be too great. Whenever a family of raccoons has lived in your attic the insulation may also be unusable. We can recommend companies that perform attic restorations which will be the best option at that point. The restoration company comes to your home to evaluate what can be saved and what has been ruined.
Leaving urine saturated insulation in place can create an odor build up that can seep into and permeate your home. Enough urine can start to show on the walls and ceilings of your home too. The moisture in the insulation eventually starts to grow mold, and breathing mold particles can make members of your family very sick. Call a professional if you are unable to check the insulation yourself. Make sure you are provided with pictures of any damage.
Safety Is Our Top Priority!
We strive to have satisfied clients. If you have any questions or concerns when it comes to our cleaning process let us know. We can discuss the chemicals we use, proper safety tips, etc. We strive for satisfied clients always want to provide the best experience to our customers. That means that we share as much knowledge about wildlife and proper procedures to our clients as we can. Safety is a top priority with our company, and having the correct knowledge is part of being safe.
If you have raccoon feces in your attic in Arlington TN, contact us today! Let us help you to keep your hands clean while you sit back and relax!