As part of our process, Skedaddle’s wildlife technicians will perform a thorough inspection of your attic to determine the extent of contamination and damage. We will be sure to take lots of photos so you can get a good idea of exactly what you are dealing with.
The amount of damage you can expect to find after removing uninvited raccoon guests depends on the length of their stay. The longer they have been up there the worse it usually is. In some cases, especially when the raccoons are evicted quickly, only spot treatments and removals of soiled insulation are required.
When dealing with raccoon feces it is important to take the following measures to protect your safety:
- Wear disposable gloves.
- Wear booties to cover shoes, or rubber boots that can be washed with hot soapy water.
- Wear a particle rated mask to avoid ingesting airborne eggs.
- Avoid disturbing the droppings and causing them to become airborne – a mist of water will help.
- Upon completion, thoroughly clean your clothes and tools with hot soapy water or dispose of entirely.
- Wash hands and skin thoroughly.
To remove the feces from your attic:
- Use a shovel or scoop to carefully collect the droppings and any surrounding insulation or materials.
- Place them inside a heavy-duty garbage bag and completely seal the top.
- Avoid tearing the bag and double bag if needed.
- Carefully remove the bag from the attic and avoid cross-contaminating your home.
- Dispose of the bag in a secure garbage can until collection.
For attics with severe raccoon damage and contamination spot cleanups are not possible. In these cases, it is important to hire a professional to safely remove all contaminated insulation and materials and blow new insulation back in.
Trust Skedaddle’s proven process to return your home to a healthy state:
- Using an industrial gas powered vacuum, we suck out your trampled, soiled and ineffective insulation. To prevent any cross-contamination with your home, our technicians and equipment will enter your attic through the roof.
- Once the contaminated material has been removed, the attic space is disinfected and deodorized.
- The attic is then prepared for reinsulating, keeping in mind proper air flow and circulation.
Finally, the attic floor is topped with environmentally safe cellulose insulation.