Animal Feces Removal
Animal feces is extremely unsanitary, and it is essential to have an animal feces removal service done. Feces may pile up around the house, around your AC unit, on the roof, in an attic, and depending on the animal’s path of travel; you might have feces accumulating in other areas as well. If the homeowner can identify animals by their feces, the cleanup or removal process can begin much quicker because less time will be required for the initial wildlife inspection.
Areas full of animal feces often decay/fall through due to the moisture and weight produced by the droppings. Feces and urine will stain drywall, air ducts, wood, and ceilings. They also harbor dangerous bacteria that spread diseases to humans and pets living in the home.
Wildlife control technicians can completely decontaminate wildlife-infested areas to prevent the spread of diseases. Only experts should perform wild animal feces cleanup due to the hazards involved. They’re also equipped with industrial decontamination equipment that most private property owners don’t have access to. Rather than risk contracting diseases from wildlife droppings, contact Animals Happen at 833-633-1120 to connect with a local wildlife control company that can eliminate the threat of nuisance animal feces in your home.
Bat Guano and Histoplasma Capsulatum
Because bat feces is dropped from a roosting point on the roof, it will build up in piles on the attic floors. The droppings appear as long black thin pellets when found separately, but it is the fact that they collect in piles that help bat feces to stand out.
Guano is extremely dangerous if inhaled, as it can cause Histoplasmosis, a life-threatening illness that affects the respiratory system. Guano also carries other diseases and illnesses. Homeowners need to have professionals remove bat droppings quickly to prevent the spread of disease.
Even the weight of the animal droppings could pose a risk. Bats live in roosting colonies. If a bat colony decides to make your attic home, their waste and droppings can quickly accumulate. The weight of the droppings alone is enough to damage your attic floor, potentially resulting in a mess on the inside of your home if the floor gives way. This often results in stains and discoloration of construction materials. Bat Control professionals can perform both bat guano stain removal and feces clean-up services.
If you notice any signs that bats are in your attic, you should contact a professional as soon as possible. They’ll be equipped with the necessary safety gear and will know how to exclude the bats safely and remove any dangerous bat droppings.
Rodents such as mice and rats seek food, warmth, and shelter indoors during the colder months, sometimes infiltrating homes through small gaps and fissures. The actual danger is that once inside, these pests can spread diseases and cause major property damage.
The collection of mouse and rat excrement for a large rodent population can spread disease, cause food contamination, and cause allergic reactions in humans. When feces becomes dry, it becomes dangerous to individuals who breathe it in. Furthermore, diseases and viruses can be contracted via rodent feces.
Rat-bite fever (RBF) is a contagious infection caused by two bacteria: Spirillum minus and Streptobacillus moniliformis. People are usually infected with these bacteria by coming into touch with rodents harboring them. A person can also become sick by consuming food or drink that has been contaminated with the bacteria-carrying urine and droppings of rats. 1Go To Source cdc.gov -“Rat-bite Fever (RBF)”
Pigeon Droppings And Histoplasmosis
Our pre-screen wildlife control professionals eliminate all animal dropping, so there are no further contamination issues. Once the feces removal has been completed, a spray solution is applied to destroy all bacteria produced from the bird’s droppings.
Pigeon droppings and bat guano carry a spore known as Histoplasma Capsulatum that causes lung disease when inhaled. Kidney, heart, and lung disease from histoplasmosis spores in feces and Salmonella, asthma attacks, and respiratory troubles from these spores have all been related to pigeon feces, pushing for immediate bird removal feces removal. 2Go To Source nps.gov -“One Health and Disease: Histoplasmosis”
Research has shown that pigeon poop and most animal waste contains high acidic levels that are potent enough to burn through paint, metal, and steel. If bat droppings are acidic enough to burn steel, it’s definitely acidic enough to cause costly damage to drywall, flooring, and roofing.
Raccoon Droppings And Roundworm
Raccoons are known to carry disease-causing pathogens, but did you know that many of these pathogens are held in their feces? The feces of raccoons are typically two to three inches long, dark, and tubular. Looking for undigested food is a simple way to identify raccoon feces from other wildlife poop. Raccoon feces frequently contains visible pieces of undigested berries.
Raccoons create community latrines, which are areas where they deposit droppings on top of old feces regularly. Raccoons are social animals who prefer to live in small groups for protection, so their latrines are often quite large and easy to find.
A roundworm prevalent in raccoons and their feces spread the Baylisascaris infection to people and domestic animals. People and a variety of other animal species, including canines, can be infected with this roundworm by coming into contact with the animal’s feces. Human infections are uncommon, but if the parasites infect the eye, organs, or brain, they can be fatal. 3Go To Source health.utah.gov -“Raccoon Roundworm”
It’s also crucial to avoid attempting to remove raccoons or any other nuisance wildlife animal on your own. Although raccoon removal or eliminating other nuisance wildlife animal responsible for the droppings is the first step in eliminating the droppings, it is also best left to a professional because DIY nuisance wildlife control can have serious consequences.
Wildlife Dropping Clean Up
Animal excrement cleanup is no problem for well-trained wildlife control professionals. They treat animal excrement as a biohazard and take animal droppings cleanup extremely seriously.
The first step in the process is to remove the droppings physically. This is done using specialized vacuums that trap all bacteria within the vacuum. Certain animals, such as raccoons, produce feces that is too large for the vacuums. In this case, the droppings are removed by hand while technicians are wearing hazard-proof suits.
The next step is to remove odors and bacteria in the air. Wildlife decontamination experts exclusively utilize high-quality materials and equipment. Negative air devices are commonly used to remove airborne spores that contain bacteria. The machines filter the air around the infected area, similar to how water filters work.
Finally, the feces-infested area is chemically treated using antimicrobials and biocides to eliminate germs that are still present at this point. This is done using sprays and scrubbing equipment. After this is complete, the attic will be cleaner than its ever been.
Have You Found Wildlife Feces In Your Home?
After an animal has been removed from your home or building, more cleaning may be required in the affected areas due to the animal fecal matter and dropping habits. Homeowners without the proper removal equipment should avoid exposure to animal feces. A biohazard cleanup specialist can safely eliminate toxic biological material from intruding animals and return the space to its original condition. Animal odor removal is usually included in biohazard cleaning services and disinfection and sanitization of the space.
Contact a reputable wildlife biohazard cleanup company to ensure that the affected areas are decontaminated to ensure a safe environment. Animals Happen’s pre-screened wild animal removal experts can perform all necessary services, including wildlife damage repair, feces removal, and attic restoration. Give us a call at 833-633-1120 to get started on the wildlife-dropping cleanup process.
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