What Can Animal Poop Do to My Attic?

An animal infestation is something no homeowner ever wants to face, and beyond animal poop in atticthe damage they often do to a home during their stay, the dangers and risks associated with their fecal waste should not be understated.

Rats, mice, and other rodents commonly find their way into attics in search of food and a place to nest which results in them using your attic as their personal bathroom. Wild animals typically aren’t toilet trained, so they leave droppings and urine everywhere they go. If allowed to accumulate, animal poop can destroy attic insulation and can even soak into drywall, resulting in unsightly stains and putrid odors.

Health Risks

Attic insulation replacement is a daunting prospect on its own, and when you consider that it will be soaked in animal urine and feces, it becomes downright repulsive and dangerous. We always recommend using a professional service like Critter Control® to avoid coming in contact with any potential diseases that can be transmitted to your family.

There are a number of diseases commonly transmitted by wild animals, and among the most dangerous is Leptospirosis. This bacterial infection is also known as Weil’s disease and is spread via animal waste. Symptoms include severe kidney or liver problems, and even death in some cases.

Let Critter Control® Help

If animals have invaded the attic in your home, don’t wait around before calling a professional. The longer that the critters are allowed to hide out in your attic, the more severe the damage will likely be. Critter Control® of Orlando has the tools and knowledge necessary to get the animals out completely, and repair any damage caused by their stay. Call us today at 407.295.7194 with any questions, or to schedule a home consultation.