Here in the midwest, we see a lot of rodent infested attics. Common infestations include raccoons, squirrels, rats, bats, mice and more. These vermin can cause serious damage up in your attic. Critters use your attic as a shelter den to stay safe from the elements and as a breeding ground. As a result, they contaminate your insulation and attic floor with feces, urine. They also host a variety of insect including fleas, lice, and various mites. Many rodents carry ringworm or other parasites that can present a health hazard.
Before we address any damage done by rodents in your attic, we first have to identify then vacate the culprits.
ONCE THE CRITTERS ARE GONE
Once the critters are gone, all of the contaminated insulation must be suctioned out of the attic and the attic surfaces need to be properly disinfected. Check your homeowners insurance policy, often rodent infestation damage is covered.