Rodents, large vertebrate such as raccoon, opossums, squirrels , cats can infest attics crawlspaces causing damage creating health issues. Attics Crawlspaces when infested with rodents are typically contaminated require a thorough cleaning. Removing the contaminated insulation eliminates the health hazards also removes the bad odor created by rats mice. Which is important in preventing re-infestation.
Attic or Crawlspace restorations include animal dropping removal ,damaged insulation removal, insulation addition, hole in roof repairs, attic vent replacements, deodorizing, disinfecting . Qualified experienced team of professional exterminators get the job done.
Insulating the attic, crawl space duct work is the cheapest way to make a home more energy efficient. Up to 30% of heat can be lost through poorly sealed insulated duct work. Besides windows, attic insulation can be one of the biggest heat loss areas of a home or business building.
Pest Control-Rodent Trapping ,Removal & Sealing Services
Ineffective insulation sitting in attics or crawlspace from wildlife damage like rodent infestation can cause havoc on one’s health wallet, When we discover that the insulation is damaged, Our Rodent exterminators will take a series of steps to re mediate the problem.
The first step is to remove the damaged insulation safely clean as possible.
The next step performed for most homeowners is air-sealing of the attic with EcoSeal air sealant. This sealing process ensures that any warm air attempting to escape the living space will be prevented from doing so at all points of penetration. The correct amount of insulation in a attic or crawlspace will help reduce your energy bills. Before insulating or deciding whether to add insulation to the attic or crawlspace, visit the US. Department of Energy’s website, to see if your existing insulation measures up. Chances are it doesn’t match-up to current government recommendations.
Our attic or Crawlspace insulation pest control specialists measure your existing insulation during our pest entry points inspections let you know if you need to add more insulation to match the U.S. Department of Energy’s guidelines. Many insulation materials can be difficult to work with. Let the professionals at AmPm Rodent Control do your insulation installation. We can also remove insulation that has been soiled/damage take care of the disposal.
Tips to consider before installing any type of insulation in your attic or crawlspace:
- Seal all attic-to-home air leaks. Most insulation does not stop airflow. ◦Duct exhaust fans to the outside. Use a tightly constructed box to cover fan housing on attic side. Seal around the duct where it exits the box. Seal the perimeter of the box to the drywall on attic side.
◦Cover openings—such as dropped ceilings, soffits, bulkheads—into attic area with plywood seal to the attic side of the ceiling.
◦Seal around chimney framing with a high-temperature caulk or furnace cement.
◦At the tops of interior walls, use long-life caulk to seal the smaller gaps holes. Use expanding foam or strips of rigid foam board insulation for the larger gaps.
- Install blocking (metal flashing) to maintain fire-safety clearance requirements (usually 3 inches) for heat-producing equipment found in an attic, such as flues, chimneys, exhaust fans, light housings/fixtures unless the light fixtures are IC (insulation contact) rated. IC-rated lights are airtight can be covered with insulation.
- Make sure insulation doesn’t block soffit vents to allow for attic ventilation.
- Check the attic ceiling for water stains or marks that may indicate roof leaks or lack of ventilation. Make repairs before installing insulation. Wet insulation is ineffective can damage the home. Also insulate air-seal your attic access if it’s located in a conditioned part of the house. Properly insulate air seal any knee walls vertical walls in the home as well.
If you’re wondering if there are ways to determine whether your home is as energy efficient as it should be, the answer is: there are plenty!
- High energy bills (higher than seems normal)
- Cold floors in the winter
- Drafty rooms
- Walls that are cold to the touch in the winter
- Ice dams in the winter
- Uneven temperatures from room to room
- Air conditioning running more than normal in the summer
Finally, if constructing a new home or remodeling, make sure any attic decking, which provides additional storage space or a platform for an HVAC unit or hot water tank, is raised above the ceiling joists to ensure proper insulation depth. The decking then should be installed securely to the top of the raised lumber after the insulation has been installed.
Rodent Clean up Attic crawlspace restoration Service 206 571 7580
The crawlspace is often a neglected area of the home. Frequent findings of insulation issues can be any of the following. Insulation is pulled down contaminated with rodent droppings, urine, food caches, nesting materials even rodent corpses. Ducting is chewed nested in. Vapor barriers are improperly set down or nonexistent. Also in some cases excessive moisture has caused or is causing health problems.
Contact a Seattle Eastside Exterminators: 206 571 7580
Many homes do not have adequate insulation for our Northwest climate. A properly insulated home will save money, save energy, increase comfort year-round. Our pest exterminators have the expertise necessary to fully insulate your attic crawlspace to the optimum r-value Bait should only be used outdoors, after the rats or mice have been removed from the structure after rodent exclusion has been applied. Rats come from an existing population near your home. Because rats are territorial, as soon as we have gotten rid of the resident rats, their territory will be up for grabs – the pheromone scent left behind will attract new rodents. Pest control technician can protect maintain your perimeter , keep nearby rodents from reentering re-infesting your home.
How Much Does attic or crawlspace insulation rat, mice removal Cost?
After full inspection the pest control inspector should be able to give you the cost of the services, home repairs to seal shut all entry points, trapping , removal of rats, expect to pay at least $300-$600. If you need attic or crawlspace cleanup. Costs do vary by square footage of the home or building .If you want it done correctly , permanently, it is not cheap this is due to accessibility, extensive costly home repairs. You will not solve the rat problem until you spend the money (or do it yourself pest control) get all openings into your house sealed with steel.