Attic Restoration Services in Flushing Michigan
Removing the pests is only the first part of the job. Your attic may be in need of cleaning and disinfecting. Bat feces can contaminate an entire attic, leaving it unsafe to enter, and causing many other problems including mold, contaminated insulation, parasites, roundworm and other pathogens, and nesting materials. Bat nests also cause an odor problem for the rest of the home. The cost of remediation will depend on the size of the attic.
Do you have bats?
Look for these signs:
1. If you find piles of mouse like fecal material in your attic or on the ground outside your house, then you probably have bats.
(Bats defecate before they enter your home and below where they roost for the day)
2. Make sure that the fecal material is not old by laying down a piece of newspaper and see if any more droppings fall on the paper over the course of the next night. If there is, you have bats.
(Just a word of caution about droppings. They can carry a fungus known to cause Histoplasmosis. Don’t breathe the feces and avoid contact with them).
You can distinguish between bat droppings and mouse droppings in two ways. First, bat droppings tend to be clustered as they will pile up below where the bat is roosting. Second, bat droppings will have a shiny speckled appearance (from all the insect wings). Mouse droppings on the other hand, tend to be scattered about and become hard when dry.
The first step in a attic restoration is to evaluate the severity of damage done to the space and determine what must be done to repair it. We inspect the insulation and determine if all needs to be removed or if only sections of the attic are contaminated. Typically bats roost throughout the attic space and the entire attic must be emptied and cleared down to the studs, decontaminated with anti-bacterial disinfectant and restorated. Please do not attempt to remove waste without proper equipment. We make sure all the rooms have proper flooring down and plastic is hung to prevent the airborne spread of bacteria and fungi.
Hoses are ran from the outside to the inside of the house through an open gable or window. Once all the insulation has been removed, a high powered vacuum is used to clear out all the debris and waste to return the attic to its clean surface. Most instances the contaminated waste is moved out of the attic through an open gable end or through an open window. Never removed through the home. All the waste is thrown into a 20/30 yard dumpster located in the driveway. Once we have removed all the critters in the attic and guano/waste we begin to disinfect the entire attic.
We use an antibacterial agent to disinfect the attic space, a deodorizer to remove any strong scents from the infestation, and a mold treatment to fog the entire attic space and stop any possible growth of mold or fungi. Even though the visible things such as droppings are removed, there is still a good amount of leftover problems. Not just waste, but oils and grease from the animal’s fur, pheromone attractants left behind, parasites such as fleas and ticks, and urine that has dried out. Plus the mold that grows on areas of waste. The attic is fogged with a special electric-powered atomizing mist machine, which dispenses the enzyme-based biohazard cleaner. This cleaner destroys organic matter specifically, without affecting the structure. It kills the pathogens and breaks down urine, grease, and animal poop. This prevents the spread of airborne pathogens that could infect the rest of your home.
Finally we replace the attics insulation with brand new insulation which can be rolled or blown fiberglass and also blown cellulose that is up the the homeowners discretion. Once this process is done we make sure all possible re-entry points are sealed and that the bats or other animals cannot get back in. Our goal is to get them out and keep them out. This entire process usually only takes a few days to complete.
When completed the attic space is free from any and all hazardous materials and safe once again.
If you believe you have bats in your home, call
Drivin’ Me Batty LLC
Toll Free (855) 900-2287