Animals, living in the attic are usually pests and therefore, well known for their ability to produce large quantities of
droppings. As the most common reason for New Orleans animals to inhabit the attic is nesting, the animals responsible for damage and
devastating conditions in the attic are usually females and youngsters. Before the feces are going to be removed, animals
living in the attic have to be trapped and relocated from the attic. Attic needs to be made a pest free zone as well to
achieve a full impact and a complete removal of all critical factors from the attic.
The most common residents of attic are:
• Louisiana Flying Squirrels (turds)
• Raccoon (disease carriers)
• Opossums (a pile of biodegradable waste)
• Birds and bats (histoplasmosis-a life-threatening disease of lungs)
• Rats and mice (carriers of at least dozen health-threatening diseases)
These New Orleans animals cause a lot of damage in your attic and due to quantity of their droppings some health issues may occur, if the attic remains unclean:
• Feces and urine leaking in the insulation
• Nesting material waste and food debris
• Unpleasant Odor inside the homer
• Appearance of mold in attic areas, where contaminated
• Parasites, roundworm, several additional pathogens
• Scent in the attic that can still attract new Louisiana wildlife animals
How to clean animal droppings in the attic?
When cleaning Louisiana wildlife animal droppings in the attic, it´s probably best to stick to the plan as recommended by the professionals. The pest droppings can be a potential source of some serious diseases, dangerous to a human being. Therefore, cleaning after the animals needs to be performed with extreme caution and a thorough execution. The person cleaning animal feces should be wearing proper safety clothes and wearing rubber gloves, with a corresponding facial respiratory mask. The proper clothing and other accessories are necessary to avoid infection through the skin, mouth, and nose, representing the problematic air passages as some of the diseases can be airborne.
The professionals suggest the procedure of cleaning wildlife feces in a form of attic restoration as follows:
• Small droppings should be removed with a vacuum (rat and squirrel droppings)
• Large droppings should be hand-picked (Rubber gloves obligatory! Raccoon and opossum droppings.)
• The remains of nesting material and food should be removed
• Dirty and damaged insulation needs to be replaced and removed
• Antimicrobial spray should be used in a form of fog through the entire attic after all food debris, insulation and waste have been removed
• Deodorization of the attic, to kill the scent and prevent for new New Orleans animals to enter the attic
• Ventilate attic for at least 30 minutes (open all windows and doors in the attic)
In a lot of cases, due to the severity of pest infestation, Louisiana professional help may be suggested or even recommended. Cleaning wildlife feces must not be taken lightly, as they may represent a significant threat to human life.
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