Disinfection / Rodent / Pest control

Our featured Insulation  Premium Class 1 Borate Treated Cellulose repels rodents. They will no longer want to nest in your attic. 

Most homeowners discover a mice, squirrel, or raccoon issue by hearing noises in the attic, finding stains on the ceiling of the living space, or smelling a foul odor coming from the attic. Making a call to remedy the situation should include several estimates, opinions, and treatment ideas.  We will provide a detailed list of items we recommend based on our experience. To ensure animal infestation is stopped, a sealed exterior building envelope is crucial.  

Common questions asked by homeowners during the estimating process for animal infestation are 

  • How much will it cost
  • Does my homeowners insurance cover costs? 
  • Should we have all the insulation removed first? 
  • Is the existing insulation deemed unusable? 
  • Will the insulation smell if we leave it in place after disinfection? 
  • Do i need to leave my home during the remediation treatment portion? 
  • What is the difference between fiberglass insulation and cellulose insulation
  • Does cellulose insulation get mineral treatment to prevent pests? 

Rodent holes and tunnels in loose fill fiberglass. Mice leave quarter size holes throughout the insulation. 

Life Hack! Mice like fiberglass. In fact, it’s clear that fiberglass is one of their preferred construction materials. They move it from here to there, bunch it up and hollow it out. 

Replace contaminated fiberglass insulation with Our featured Insulation  Premium Class 1 Borate Treated Cellulose repels rodents. They will no longer want to nest in your attic. 

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Uninsulated unfinished attic

“To help stop mice from coming in, place weatherstripping around your doors; as a bonus, this will also increase energy efficiency. If your house has a chimney, get a chimney cap installed.” Mike Holmes

All mice need is a little crack in a wall or foundation to get in. A sealed home is the only way to stop the problem. It’s also the most effective and humane. So check your home annually for cracks where mice can sneak in.

7 expert recommended treatments to remedy animal infestation in the attic include: 

Air sealing the attic floor to prevent mice from reaching the attic floor by sealing the penetrations around vent stacks, hvac, plumbing and electrical penetrations, and framing gaps while the attic floor may be sealed after attic treatment, the mice will still nest in the walls, basement and crawl space if the exterior penetrations are not treated * step 7 

Removing feces / droppings with high powered vacuum while leaving the existing insulation in the attic

Disinfecting the entire attic to neutralize odors and kill bacteria ( similar to cleaning a rug from dog or cat urine )

 Providing baffles for ventilation  in every joist bay and a vapor barrier top plate to baffle dam to prevent blown in insulation from clogging the soffits 

Blowing in premium class 1 borate treated cellulose which is rodent resistant

Insulate air air seal hatch cover or pull down ladder 

 Seal exterior penetrations in the building envelope using a local contractor ( painter, handyman, or pest control service with exterior air sealing experience.) Mice in particular can fit through very small gaps so minding the gaps of the building envelop is crucial to preventing intrusion. 

Green Attic Healthy Attic Solutions

Green Attic is committed to providing practical, evidence-based, and sustainable healthy solutions for preventing mice and other rodents from nesting in your crawl space, walls, or attic. Evaluation of condition of existing insulation. If contaminated old insulation is removed, cleaning and disinfection performed, and new efficient insulation installed. 

Our featured Insulation  Premium Class 1 Borate Treated Cellulose repels rodents. They will no longer want to nest in your attic. 

Rodent Nests

Rats, Mice, Raccoons, Squirrels infected with a hantavirus can transmit it via their saliva, urine, and feces. Should their leavings be disturbed they can become airborne, humans inhaling those airborne particles can become quite ill. For this reason, nests should be removed.

Rodents in the United States That Carry Hantavirus Nest In Your Attic’s Fiberglass Insulation. 

Pest Control

By proactively sealing exterior seams, your home will not be a welcome shelter for pests.  Pest control is an ongoing concept.  Regular seasonal inspection of dissimilar materials ( seams of any material meeting another). 

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HOW GREEN ATTIC CAN HELP

Green Attic can identify the type of pest ( typically mice, squirrels, and raccoons) and prevent entry by blocking and sealing exterior penetrations. Additionally after sealing from the attic, premium borax mineral treatment to our cellulose prevents their desire to nest ( as opposed to fiberglass) 

Services Offered

  • Rodent Nesting Identification
  • Parameter Investigation
  • Locate Intrusion Points
  • Seal Exterior Gaps
  • Contaminated Material Removal
  • Disinfection
  • Air Seal Attic Floor
  • Install Cellulose Insulation
  • Insulation treated to prevent rodents from nesting
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    Mice create quarter size holes/ tunnels in the fiberglass attic insulation

    Keeping in mind the variables such as size and the extent of the damage, we often find when homeowners receive multiple quotes for animal infestation cleanup, they vary dramatically in both cost and treatment plan line items, warranty, and performance for comfort and efficiency.  We recommend a balanced itemized proposal with sq footage of treatment as the predominant factor in calculating cost. On average disinfection is between $1-2, removal of existing insulation between $1-2, air sealing attic floor, installing complete ventilation, and insulation to optimal R60 between $3-5 per sq ft.

    A critter / animal discovery from hearing noises on the overhead drywall may be a blessing in disguise ( an opportunity to address bigger issues such as heat escape, moisture, mold, or mildew. )

    Poor ventilation in attics often goes unnoticed and untreated.

    Contact us today for a free estimate and begin the process of discovering our researched best approach methods for a healthy comfortable home in that ignored third of your structure, the no mans land where critters enjoy proximity to food, shelter and warmth.  Eliminate icicles, reduce heating and cooling costs, ensure a complete moisture thermal and pressure barrier for your attic space.

    American Council for Accredited Certification CEICRA focused on the CDC Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control

    Green Attic is committed to highest compliance standards for the construction, mitigation or restoration of facilities.  These standards are specifically designed to reduce or eliminate exposure to contaminants and/or pathogens and their impact on the efficacy of products, safety of workers, and employees during and after any construction or mitigation/restoration process.

    Employee Training & Personal Protective Equipment

    We have trained employees who maintain appropriate social distance throughout the workday and the critical importance of personal hygiene. We also provide our employees with the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”) where necessary so they can perform their work safely and with confidence.   We are using our PPE normally reserved for mold and disinfection treatment (P100 ) and not N-95 masks which are desperately needed for healthcare workers and first responders. All cleaning equipment is cleaned and disinfected after every job for the health and safety of our employees and to limit any risk of transfer. This process is repeated  at the beginning and end of each workday along with a complete cleaning and disinfection of our service vehicles.