Michigan Attic Restoration Services

Bat Guano and Animal Waste Clean-up

If you have bats or other animals in the attic of your home or building, then you may have large piles of guano, raccoon feces, rodent droppings, or bird nests.

Bat Guano

Bat Guano in the Attic- Cleaning Up Bat Poop

Bat guano, or bat droppings, in a Michigan attic, can pose several health and safety risks due to the potential presence of pathogens and harmful substances. Bats are common in Michigan, and when they infest an attic, their guano can accumulate over time. Here are some of the potential harms associated with bat guano in an attic:
It's crucial to address bat infestations and guano in attics in a safe and responsible manner to protect the health and safety of those living in the home. Consult with professionals who specialize in bat removal and guano cleanup to ensure the job is done effectively and safely.
To address these potential harms, it's essential to take proper precautions when dealing with bat infestations in an attic. If you suspect a bat infestation in your Michigan attic, consider the following steps:

1. Professional Inspection

Have your attic inspected by a wildlife removal or pest control professional who can assess the extent of the infestation and recommend appropriate measures.

2. Safe Removal

Bats and their guano should be removed safely and in accordance with local regulations. It's often best to consult with professionals experienced in bat removal.

3. Guano Clean-up

The guano and contaminated materials should be safely cleaned up, and the attic space should be sanitized with encapsulated paint.

4. Bat Prevention

Implement measures to prevent bats from re-entering the attic, such as sealing entry points, installing bat exclusion devices, and maintaining good attic hygiene.

Rodent Droppings in the Attic

Rodent droppings in a Michigan attic, or in any attic for that matter, can pose several health and safety risks. Michigan, like many other regions, is home to various species of rodents, such as mice and rats, and their droppings can carry harmful contaminants. Here are some of the potential harms associated with rodent droppings in an attic:
Rodent Droppings in the attic
It's important to take rodent infestations in attics seriously and to address them promptly to protect the health and safety of those living in the home. If you are unsure how to proceed, consult with a pest control expert or a professional restoration service for guidance and assistance.
To address these potential harms, it's essential to take proper precautions when dealing with rodent infestations in an attic. If you suspect rodent activity in your attic in Michigan or anywhere else, consider the following steps:

1. Professional Inspection

Have your attic inspected by a pest control professional who can assess the extent of the infestation and recommend appropriate measures.

2. Safe Removal

If rodents are present, a professional should safely remove them and their droppings to minimize the risk of exposure to contaminants.

3. Sanitization

Thoroughly clean and sanitize the attic to eliminate potential health hazards and odors. Schedule 7 days a week.

4. Rodent Prevention

Implement measures to prevent rodents from re-entering the attic, such as sealing entry points and maintaining good attic hygiene.

Other Types of Infestations and Damages to Your Attic Caused by Wildlife

Attic Clean-up Truck

Raccoons Attic Damage

Raccoons can cause significant damage when they gain access to your attic. These creatures are intelligent and resourceful, and they may choose your attic as a nesting site or shelter. Here are some common types of damage that raccoons can cause in your attic:

If you suspect raccoons have invaded your attic, it's crucial to address the issue promptly. You should contact a professional wildlife removal service or a pest control expert to safely and humanely remove the raccoons from your attic. They can also repair the damage and take preventive measures to keep raccoons from returning. Attempting to remove raccoons yourself can be dangerous and is not recommended due to the potential for injury or disease transmission.

Birds in the Attic

When birds find their way into your attic, they can cause various types of damage and issues. Here are some of the common problems associated with birds in the attic:

To deal with birds in your attic, it's essential to address the issue humanely and legally. Consult with a professional pest control or wildlife removal service to safely remove the birds and their nests. After the birds are removed, it's also crucial to seal any entry points to prevent them from returning. Cleaning and disinfecting the attic space may be necessary to address health and odor concerns.

How Our Attic Restoration Services Work

As an added service we can get rid of all wild animal waste including bat guano, raccoon feces, bird nest, or rodent droppings. Damaged insulation is also removed and hauled away in a dumpster container. There are several steps we take before, during, and after the clean-up. Below we describe how to professionally get rid of unwanted waste and damaged insulation from the attic.

Bat Guano

1. Before the Clean-up: Once you have had the wildlife excluded from your attic you can start the clean-up process. Knowing how to clean up the attic is important before you start. First, all flooring should be covered in plastic to prevent the spread of diseases. If you are removing insulation and animal waste through the attic hatch it is important to create an attic hatch barrier. This can be done using plastics around the attic entrance. It is best to remove insulation through a gable vent if possible. Some attics even have windows in them. If no gable vent is present then a window in the same room should be used. Make sure the entire room is covered. The use of an air purifier or ozium machine is good to remove any dust or allergens in the air. Now that you have everything set up it's time to start the clean-out process.

Insulation vacuum

2. Start of Clean-up: The best way to remove contaminated insulation caused by wildlife is through a high-powered vacuum. Our company owns a 20 horsepower vacuum. The vacuum sits outside of the home with 100'-150' of hose attached. This hose is run from the exterior of the home to the inside of the attic through an open window or gable end. If the insulation is not of the loose fill variety then you must bag up the insulation by hand. Typically heavy construction bags work well for doing this. Once all of the insulation is bagged up and removed from the attic, vacuum up any droppings left behind. Now the attic is completely removed from any damaged insulation or bat guano.

Odor Control for Bats and rodents in the attic

3. Odor Control and Sealant: Probably the most important step to completely restore your attic. After the attic is completely cleaned out and there is no more contaminated insulation it's time to apply odor control and seal the structure off. We use a paint sprayer for odor control and sealant.  We spray an encapsulated paint to make sure all odors are locked out of the trusses and drywall beneath the insulation. Encapsulate paint also works for decontaminating the attic as well. You can see an example of what your attic will look like once it is painted in the picture. We may also use a clear depending on the severity of the staining. Once it's done it is now to time to put the insulation back in.

New Insulation for damages caused by bats and rodents

4. Replacing the Insulation: After the insulation is removed and the attic is sanitized it's time to re-insulate the attic. Depending on the type of home will depend on which insulation we put back into the attic. Older homes typically will use cellulose because of the moisture in the attics. On new homes, we can use batted or blown-in fiberglass. Most attics these days require a value of R-49 to R-60. Meaning an attic should have 16-20 inches of insulation. Even if your attic does not need to be cleaned or restored we are still capable of adding or replacing insulation.

5. After the Clean-up- Pictures are taken and shown to the homeowner to make sure everything is done to their specifications. We clean all of the flooring up and vacuum the carpets.

How Much Does Attic Restoration Cost?

Attic restoration estimates are usually pretty straightforward. We typically quote attic restoration jobs based on square footage. Remove and replace insulation estimates can run anywhere from $4 to $6 per square foot. Some homes can be much cheaper if only portions of the attic need to be cleaned out. Some bat infestations in the attic are only bad at roosting points. A lot of the time bats roost down the center of the attic. This may not be the most efficient way to clean out your attic, but is a great start to keep costs down. A lot of times homeowner insurance will cover attic restoration jobs. If you would like a more detailed quote, please click on the free online quote button.

Attic Restoration Pricing Guide- How We Do It

Spot Cleaning

$400-$800 /Clean-up

  • Minimal Piles of Clean-up
  • No Insulation Replacement
  • May Leave Some Droppings Behind

Small Area Restoraton

$1,500-$2,000 / Clean-up

  • Spot Insulation Removal
  • Sanitize/Odor Control
  • Replace Insualtion

Full Attic Restoration

$2,000+ / Clean-up

  • Insurance May Cover Damages
  • Complete Insulation Removal
  • Full Attic Fog/ Odor Control
  • Complete Insulation Replacement

Find Out What Sets us Apart

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Upfront Pricing to Fit Your Budget- Free Inspections

Easy Financing Up to 60 Months

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We service over 14 counties in Michigan for attic restoration jobs. See our service area to see if we are in your area. Looking for a professional wildlife control expert specializing in the attic restoration process, but not sure who to hire? Click here for information on hiring a wildlife control expert.

If you have bats in the attic, rodents in the attic, raccoons in the attic and you live in Michigan we service you. Common areas we serve throughout our service area are: Bay City, Dewitt, Eagle, Elsie, Fowler, Maple Rapids, Ovid, St. Johns, Westphalia, Bellevue, Charlotte, Dimondale, Eaton Rapids, Grand Ledge, Mulliken, Olivet, Potterville, Sunfield, Vermontville, Waverly, Burton, Clio, Davison, Fenton, Flint, Flushing, Goodrich, Grand Blanc, Linden, Montrose, Mount Morris, Ottisville, Swartz Creek, Dansville, East Lansing, Lansing, Leslie, Mason, Okemos, Stockbridge, Webberville, Williamston, Jackson, Grass Lake, Almont, Attica, Clifford, Columbiaville, Dryden, Imlay City, Lapeer, Metamora, North Branch, Otter Lake, Argentine, Brighton, Fowlerville, Hartland, Howell, Pinckney, Whitmore Lake, Armada, Center Line, Chesterfield, Clinton, Eastpointe, Memphis, Mount Clemons, New Baltimore, New Haven, Romeo, Saint Claire Shores, Shelby, Sterling Heights, Utica, Warren, Midland, Carleton, Dundee, Estral Beach, Luna Pier, Maybee, Monroe, Petersburg, South Rockwood, Auburn Hills, Berkley, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Clawson, Commerce Twp., Farmington, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Franklin, Holly, Lake Orion, Madison Heights, Milford, Novi, Oak Park, Ortonville, Oxford, Pontiac, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, South Lyon, Southfield, Troy, Walled lake, Wixom, West Bloomfield, Wolverine Lake, Birch Run, Chesaning, Frankenmuth, Merrill, Oakley, Saginaw, St. Charles, Zilwaukee, Bancroft, Byron, Corunna, Durand, Lainsburg, Lennon, Morrice, New Lothrop, Owosso, Perry, Vernon, Akron, Caro, Cass City, Fairgrove, Gagetown, Kingston, Millingston, Reese, Unionville, Vassar, Ann Arbor, Barton Hills, Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Milan, Saline, Ypsilanti, Canton, Livonia, Northville, Plymouth, Wayne, Westland. For more areas we service visit our locations page.

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