Have raccoons been nesting in your attic? If you have had raccoons in your attic, then you more than like have raccoon feces! This is the kind of mess that requires professional help. Keep reading to find out why!
Raccoons are known to have a disease called Baylisascaris. This disease may cause a number of neurological conditions. It is from a roundworm that lives in a raccoon's intestines. The roundworms lay eggs in raccoon feces.
you unknowingly come into contact with raccoon fecal matter and touch
your face, you may contact this disease. Symptoms to be concerned with
include nausea, tiredness, loss of coordination, lack of attention to
people and surroundings, loss of muscle control, liver enlargement,
blindness, and even coma can occur.
Apex Wildlife Control will come to your home and thoroughly clean and disinfect within the same day. However, we need to ensure the animal is no longer there before we do any cleaning. We will come out first and do an interior and exterior inspection. The technician will look for signs of any recent raccoon activity in your attic.
Our technicians check for chewed wiring and visible damage to the HVAC and duct-work. They also take pictures of problem areas and report back to you. Next they will do an outdoor inspection where they will locate any possible and actual entry points. Once completed, they will send you all of the pictures together with a detailed estimate. This estmate will include sealing your home and the trapping and removal of the raccoons.
Raccoon feces must have proper disposal, cleaning and disinfecting. At Apex Wildlife Control, we value safety for our employees and our clients. Our company utilizes products that neutralize odors from both raccoon feces and urine.
When cleaning up fecal matter, airborne particles may unknowingly be distributed. These particles can get into your nostrils or eyes. If this occurs exposure symptoms may show up anywhere from one to four weeks. In addition to airborne infections, you also need to be aware of a several other problems. Raccoons can carry mites, fleas, ticks, and other parasites. These are all problems that must be considered when cleaning and disinfecting your attic.
When a Mama raccoon has nested in your attic, you may have several times the feces and urine from her babies. Your insulation is the perfect warm, soft bedding to absorb the waste from her babies. And that's probably one of the reasons she chose your attic in the first place.
If you leave insulation that has been saturated with urine, the odor can build up and drift into your home. If there is heavy urine saturation, it will start to show on the walls and ceilings of your home. The urine moisture in the insulation will soon start to grow mold. Breathing mold particles will make members of your family very sick.
Attic restoration may be a necessary step with heavy fecal or urine build-up. When a family of raccoons has lived in your attic over a period of time, the insulation will become unusable. Attic restoration is your best option at that point and we can recommend companies to provide this service. These restoration companies come into your home and evaluate what can be salvaged and what is ruined.
It is very important to maintain the insulation in your home. If you are unable to check the insulation yourself, please contact a professional. Just make sure they provide you with pictures of the damage.
Our goal is to have satisfied clients, so if you have any questions or concerns when it comes to our cleaning process, please let us know. We can discuss the chemicals we use, proper safety tips, etc. We strive to always provide the best experience to our customers. This means we will share as much knowledge about wildlife and proper procedures as we can.
Safety is a top priority with our company and having the right knowledge is part of being safe. We are always willing to educate homeowners on the many wildlife problems in Memphis. If you have any questions, please contact our friendly office staff and we will be happy to be of assistance!
Sometimes raccoons need to be trapped and "evicted" before fecal cleaning and deodorization can begin. Once the raccoon has been captured, the technician will relocate it to a reserve over twenty miles from your home so that this little guy will never leave a mess in your attic again!
As you can tell by the look on this fellow's face, raccoons are never happy to be trapped! However, removal and relocation is often the only choice left when it comes to keeping a clean and healthy home.
Before releasing a trapped raccoon into its new home, our technician will check the animal for dehydration and injuries. We want to make sure the raccoon is healthy, otherwise it may be vulnerable to predators. When we come across baby raccoons, a local rehabilitator who is licensed by the State of Tennessee will be contacted. Naturally, our office staff is always delighted to feed and care for wildlife babies until the rehabilitator arrives!
So if raccoons are pooping in your attic, don't wait! Call Apex today!
If Raccoons Are Pooping In Your Attic In Memphis TN, Contact Us At 901-598-8555. Or Fill Out Our Contact Form Below And A Member Of Our Friendly Office Staff Will Contact You Shortly.