barnes wildlife control: Attic Remediation & Restoration Services In Dayton & Southeast Ohio. We’re Greater Dayton’s Best Attic Restoration & Insulation Decontamination Service.
Your Local Solution to that mess in your attic
Critters can really make a mess of an attic. The most common attic-infesting animals in Southwest Ohio are raccoons, bats, birds, squirrels, mice, and other rodents. Health can become a concern when your attic has accumulated these animals’ feces and guano. Many times there will be urine soaked into drywall and support beams in the attic as well. Not to fear, the Barnes Wildlife Control restoration crew is here to serve! We’ll impress you with our Attic Restoration & Insulation Decontamination Service!
Once a Barnes Wildlife technician is onsite we will inspect your attic for signs of animal pest activity and take inspection photos for you to view. We are on the lookout for anything abnormal in your attic or crawlspace that let may be a clue to what the underlying issue may be. These clues can be things like:
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Animal droppings such as:
- Raccoon latrines which are large piles of feces slightly small than dog poop. We typically find these on top of the insulation away from their nest location where most sounds are heard
- Bat Guano piles that have accumulated underneath roost locations along the peak of the attic trusses or just below the ridge of the rafters.
- Small black rodent droppings scattered throughout the insulation and attic floor in a random pattern would indicate mice or rats
- Small black and brown round pellets would indicate gray squirrels
- Medium sized black droppings in the attic in small piles would indicate flying squirrels
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Does the attic have a unique smell?
- Most varmint droppings have different smells and which critter you may have running around your attic usually can be identified based on the smell of the urine or waste
- Bat droppings are often misidentified for rat droppings but have a totally different odor which we can often detect coming out of the roof or gable vents prior to even setting foot in the attic
- Raccoon poop has a pungent odor and changes throughout the year as their diet varies based on the season and what food sources are available
Trails in the insulation are great indicators of what animal may be living in the attic.
- If you have wide trails along the perimeter that have highly compressed the insulation that would most likely be raccoon or possibly opossum
- If you have quarter sized holes throughout the blown fiberglass or cellulose insulation that go down below to the drywall ceiling that would ordinarily be mice, if these tunnels are half dollar sized then most likely flying squirrel. This can also occur in fiber glass batt insulation but is not as common in the southern Ohio region as most attic insulation is not rolled but blow in
Hazardous Conditions Caused By Animals Living In The Attic
After identifying which wild animal you have living in your attic we can explain the health risks and diseases associated with the vermin living in your home. We offer both sanitization services once the fecal matter has been extracted from your attic to protect your family and/or employees from harmful pathogens. We step in with our Insulation Decontamination service!
Often times the urine or feces has soaked into the plaster ceiling or walls and sheetrock demo and replacement are necessary to remove noxious odor issues and return your homes attic to new. Most of the time we can use our commercial strength deodorizes and ULV fogging machines to remedy foul odors so no smell remains. This is important for two reasons:
- No one wants their home to smell like animal piss or poop, and
- If an animal smell remains in your attic it is much more likely to invite other pests in the future to investigate your home and try to live there.
Barnes Wildlife Control is also a licensed pest control applicator in Ohio and Indiana and can also offer insecticide applications for situations that require treatment.
Attic Restoration & Remediation Services
Barnes Wildlife Control’s Attic Restoration & Insulation Decontamination services are second to none
The Attic Restoration & Remediation Process
When Barnes Wildlife Control comes to clean your attic of animal waste and to repair your damaged insulation, ductwork, or drywall, things are going to look as good as new in short order. We always come prepared and on-time! Most large projects can be completed in one day and work begins by setting up plastic sheeting and walkway protection to protect flooring and drywall.
we know how to clean up a mess!
and this was a real nasty mess!
We treat your home with care!
We always wear boot covers and take great care when bringing equipment through your home of office so nothing is damaged. We begin by removing the old contaminated insulation with a large industrial insulation vacuum. This machine has the power required to extract the spoiled insulation through a hose and transport it safely outside to containment bags for offsite disposal.
we keep your entire yard clean!
Properly packaged and hauled away!
Sanitation & Insulation R-Value Factors
Once all the spoiled insulation is removed, we then prepare our machines for sanitization, deodorization, and if required insecticide applications. After these services have been performed, it is time to install any rafter baffles, attic can light boxes, and insulation R-sticks so we know what level of insulation is required to install the correct R-Value; which is a measure of thermal resistance. We always advise the attic be replaced with R-49 insulation based on U.S. Department of Energy recommendations for the Southeast and Dayton Ohio areas. We always show our customers photos of the work performed at the various stages so our customer can rest assured they got what they paid for.
We take correct measurements
when we put in insulation!
You’ll get the best quality
insulation for the best r value!
our proof of quality: The before and after photos!
After re-insulating the attic, we take all necessary steps to clean-up the job site to better than we arrived and as a final step we always show our customers photos of the work at the various steps so you can be sure you are getting what you paid for. Barnes Wildlife Control always strives to the be the best and our attic restoration and insulation services are second to none.
A restoration making an attic look brand new!
a special attic clean-out video
You’ve probably never seen an attic clean out like this. This house had bats. There was rolled insulation in the attic and it was full of bat guano. We had the entire crew on this job. Please notice our great fleet of trucks. We are professionals!
The bats got into the ceiling of the attic and we had a great deal of work to do going through stuff the owners wanted to keep and what they wanted to get rid of. We always make sure we have great communication with our clients so they know exactly what’s going on during every step of a attic clean-out like this.