Trapping, capturing, and removing animals from your attic are only some of the things you have to worry about in the event of an animal infestation. Truth is, your problem doesn’t stop right there. You must also make sure that your attic is cleaned up thoroughly to ensure that any bacteria, germs, and viruses left behind by the critters are removed completely. This is very important since infestation tend to leave behind urine and animal waste that can be even more dangerous than the animal itself.
First you must ensure that all items that had urine or droppings are disposed of. Even if you clean those up, you can never really be sure if they are really clean because they may have already absorbed the germs and bacteria over time. So if there are any boxes, furniture, carpets, and so on, if they do not have a lot of sentimental value anyway, just dispose of them for the sake of your family’s health.
Next would be to thoroughly vacuum the entire area. Use a broom and mop to ensure that everything is cleaned up properly. Check on the insulation material in your attic as well and make sure that it wasn’t damaged by the critters that were in your attic. If the insulation was damaged or if there was any urine or droppings possibly absorbed by it, reach out to your insulation contractor for insulation removal and replacement.
All these may seem like a lot of work and might even cost you money, but this is certainly why you should take critters in your property serious. This is why you need to remove raccoons from your property and other critters that may go up and take shelter in your attic such as squirrels, bats, rats, and more. With proper wild animal prevention, then you won’t have to worry about these things in the future.
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