Posted - September 19, 2022

Rodent Infestations and Insulation

Some rodents, such as rats and mice, are incredibly intelligent. They like to live in nice cozy spots where they can hide and feel safe

Some rodents, such as rats and mice, are incredibly intelligent. They like to live in nice cozy spots where they can hide and feel safe from their predators. Unfortunately, they love attics and
building nests deep inside of the insulation.

In most cases, it is not simply a matter of removing the rodents and replacing the insulation. Rats and mice can squeeze themselves through even the tiniest of holes. If you remove the rodents and replace the insulation without sealing off their entry places, they will come right back.

Our restoration team knows how to clean up the mess that the rodents made and help to make sure that they don’t come back again. Below are steps we take to keep those rodents out!

STEP 1: Inspection for Rodents

   

In most cases, it’s easy to spot rodents by looking for rodent droppings. As you can see in the photo above this project has a high infestation. We contacted a pest control company and scheduled their service for when we clean all the insulation out.

Step 2: Remove all insulation and clean up attic

As you can see in the photo above, although we removed the insulation there was more animal droppings on the attic floor. After we removed the remaining contaminants, we closed up all holes and entrances and called a pest control team to set traps and spray treatments.

Step 3: Installing the insulation

It’s important to wait at least 24 hours before entering the attic and installing insulation. The photo above demonstrates how upgraded insulation looks like. In the project we installed R-value 38.