Squirrel Droppings In Your Insulation In Arlington TN

Have you been in your attic recently? Have you noticed squirrel droppings in insulation or on the floors of your attic in Arlington TN? You are not alone if you have squirrel droppings in your insulation. We receive calls daily from concerned homeowners about this very issue. The obvious issue is not just the droppings, but the fact that squirrels are in your home.

Fecal droppings are the quickest way to tell if there are squirrels in your home. When wildlife companies go into attics, that is the first thing we look for. We can tell what species the animal is just from the shape and size of the droppings. We can also tell if the droppings are fresh or old.

Identifying Squirrel Droppings In Your Insulation In Arlington TN

Squirrel fecal matter can vary in size depending on the species. Flying squirrels tend to deposit very small oval-shaped droppings all in one area. It is almost like that is the designated toilet area. Other species of squirrels will lay their droppings sporadically here and there.

Fecal droppings and urine can ruin your attic insulation. If this happens, the insulation may need to be replaced. Fecal droppings contain bacteria and diseases. It is possible to breathe in airborne spores if you disturb an area while in the attic.

To become infected, you must come in direct contact or inhale the fecal particles. This usually happens while cleaning up the feces. Bacteria is transferred by touching your face or clothing after having been in contact with fecal matter.

If there is enough urine or droppings in the insulation, mold can start to grow. This is especially problematic if it is near an air duct. This can lead to bacteria particles being circulated throughout the entire house.

Squirrel Droppings And Urine In Insulation

Make sure to check your ceilings in each room for wet spots. These wet spots could be urine that has soaked through. If this happens you may need a full attic restoration. Attic restoration is when the insulation needs to be completely removed and replaced. The cost of an attic restoration will depend on the severity of the situation.

Proper safety equipment must be used when cleaning up squirrel droppings in your insulation and attic floors. If cleaning up fecal matter, be sure you have an N95 grade mask. This will ensure you do not breathe in any airborne spores.

Equipment Needed For Cleaning Up Squirrel Droppings In Your Insulation In Arlington TN

Gloves will protect your hands from bacteria in the droppings. A hazmat suit is also important. If particles get on your body or clothes, they can be transferred into other areas of your home. Having the right equipment to clean up the feces is just as important as having the correct cleaning supplies to sanitize the area.

Some bacteria does not die with regular cleaning agents. You need to make sure you are selecting the right chemicals to kill certain diseases and bacteria. You can never be too careful when it comes to handling fecal droppings from squirrels and other wildlife species.


Squirrels Can Lead To Bigger Problems

Be aware that the smell of squirrel droppings and urine can attract other predators and wildlife. It is very common for a raccoon to breach your attic looking for squirrels and rats.

A predator that picks up the scent of another animal will follow it into your home. The amount of damage a squirrel does will pale in comparison to what a raccoon can do.

Apex Wildlife Control offers a fecal and deodorization service. This service is performed once the squirrels have been removed and your home is sealed. You do not want to have this service performed prior to this taking place.

Interior And Exterior Inspections

Our technicians will come and do an interior and exterior inspection. The interior inspection will begin in your attic. When performing this inspection, we are looking for a variety of different things. To start, we look for feces, chewed wires, damaged HVAC and trails in the insulation. These items help us make a species determination.

Next, we perform an exterior inspection. This inspection begins at the foundation of your home and goes to the rooftop. During this inspection, we take pictures of our findings. These pictures are sent to you via picture message or email if desired. We will provide a quote to trap the squirrels and seal your home. If you choose not to have us trap or seal your home, you are only responsible for the inspection fee. Our inspection process typically takes an hour to an hour and a half to perform.


Sealing Your Home From Squirrel Entry

This service is called exclusion. Once we perform a full exclusion, we schedule a fecal cleaning and deodorization if this service is booked. We can typically perform this service in one day. We do not offer an attic restoration service at this time. Attic restoration is a service that completely removes and replaces all of the insulation in the attic.

Warranty And Double Money Back Guarantee

Apex Wildlife Control gives a one-year warranty with our full exclusion services. We trust our work so much we guarantee you won’t have another squirrel issue for one year. If a squirrel breaches our work within that year, we will trap and reseal the area at no cost.

We also offer a DOUBLE MONEY-BACK guarantee. If you are unhappy with the quality of work, we will come back and redo that area at no cost. If you are still unsatisfied, we will pay a competitor of your choice to redo the specified section of work. We will also issue a refund to your for that area of work.

So if you have squirrel droppings in your insulation in Arlington TN, contact us today!


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