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Nashua Animal Feces Cleanup Is a Biohazardous Task

5/16/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazardous Cleanup of Animal Feces in Nashua Safely Done by SERVPRO

Rely on SERVPRO for Cleaning and Sanitizing After Animal Waste Removal

Any community near an undeveloped area deals with raccoons and other wild or undomesticated animals. Even small creatures such as field mice can cause hundreds or thousands of dollars in damage and restoration fees.

Despite Nashua’s size and urban environment, wild animal feces cleanup is still a problem. Creatures in the surrounding woods find their way into garages and attics; then go unnoticed for weeks and months. Even then, it is the feces odor that most people notice. Sometimes, it is simply the noise in the attic. When it gets to this point, a professional service is needed; SERPVRO has the personnel, experience, and equipment to protect residents and property.

Raccoon droppings contain parasites like roundworm. This infection is less a danger to people than family pets, but the veterinarian costs add up quickly. Rodent feces often contain the Hantavirus, which causes muscle aches, chills and lung damage when the disease fills them with fluid. Bird and bat droppings carry respiratory infections such as Histoplasmosis which has similar symptoms to the Hantavirus. These biohazardous droppings should be cleaned up and the affected areas disinfected.

The feces found in garages is usually mouse or raccoon. There are corners and cavities behind shelves, cabinets, and items in storage where they can hide. Even worse, mice can chew their way through drywall and find their way into the insulation which is a perfect nesting material. It takes only a few weeks before the insulation is so damaged that heating and cooling bills may go up. We recommend that any food stored in a garage needs to be in a sealed container or a storage unit like a drop freezer or a refrigerator to avoid attracting pests.

Attics can host multiple species. Birds find their way under a roof through various points such as a damaged vent screen. Mice and raccoons mark territory that serves as a bathroom, but birds drop waste throughout the space. As with the walls, insulation becomes compacted by the urine and solid waste which destroys its effectiveness.

For both locations, we send in our SERVPRO restoration team to first determine the entry points and close them except for one exit. The next step is to remove all damaged insulation and nests. We must note that we do not trap any trespassers, that is up to a pest control company. Before replacing the insulation, we spray the affected areas with cleaners and anti-fungal agents to ensure a healthy environment. If drywall and other building materials are damaged, we remove and replace that as well.

SERVPRO of Nashua provides the biohazardous efforts needed to rid your home or business of animal waste and decontamination. Call us at (603) 889-2311 for a fast response.

Nashua information available at : http://www.nashuanh.gov

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