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Grey Squirrels
Flying Squirrels
Black Rats
Norway Rats
paw Cats and Dogs

Insulation Removal

As we mentioned in Decontamination section, Rats and Squirrels use their keen sense of smell to identify territories and travel routes, and recognize other rats and squirrels, especially those of the opposite sex. They do this by urination; everywhere they go in the attic, they are constantly leaving their "scent" for other animals to "read". This constant urination packs down the insulation and makes it moist with urine. They are also dropping feces everywhere they go. So the longer these rodents have been in your attic, the more damaged the insulation is with urine and feces.
After years and years, this can become quite disgusting as well as a huge health risk to humans. Rats and Squirrels also carry fleas (soft-shelled variety), ticks, fly eggs / maggots.
All rodents, especially rats, carry numerous diseases as documented by the CDC (see Health Risks section).
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The process of removal of damaged attic unsulation
Our decontamination process is broken down into different levels, each appropriate for different levels of contamination and the type of rodents or bats.
The best level of decontamination involves removing all of the insulation from the attic, then spraying the attic with disinfectant, and finally blowing brand new insulation back into the attic.
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The good news is that most insurance companies will pay for this under damage to the home. Also the federal government is giving a tax break of up to $1500 for increasing your insulation powers. And the power company will normally give you a credit of up to $400. What all this means is that you play the cards correctly, the insulation removal/replacement process may not end up costing anything.