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Loft Clearances – Pest Related

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Rodent droppings are clearly visible in the joists and insulation of a Poole house we visited recently

Pest infestations often go undetected for long periods in attics, lofts and roof spaces. Other pest control companies can be reluctant to get involved with loft clearance work. But at South Coast Pest Control we are always willing to take on tricky jobs. Call us if you need help clearing a loft where rodent activity has created a health risk.

Typically, where there has been a pest problem in a loft we will:

  1. Initially anti bacterial spray the complete loft
  2. Remove all items including boxes, suitcases etc
  3. Remove contaminated insulation from complete loft space
  4. Industrial vacuum rodent droppings between joists
  5. Anti bacterial spray on completion
  6. Remove all waste from property to commercial skip off site

Anti bacterial spray is intended for use by pest control operators or other competent users who might come into contact with rodent droppings, urine, nesting materials, carcasses, or those who might work in areas where rodents have been active.

scpc-staff-in-ppeAll our staff are fully kitted out with PPE (personal protective equipment) coveralls, full masks and nitrile gloves.

That is because there is a real risk of damage to human health if you work unprotected in confined spaces where rodents have been active.

Evidence of Hantavirus infection has been found in UK commensal rodents (domestic rats and mice are called “commensal rodents” with reference to their intimate relationship with humans … ugh).

Hantavirus can lead to haemorrhagic fever in humans and is believed to be contracted by contact with or inhalation of dust from rodent droppings or urine.

Additionally, Leptospira spp, which cause Leptospirosis (a.k.a. Weil’s disease) are carried by 14% of rats and 80% of mice. And Salmonella spp can survive in rat faeces for up to 86 days. E. coli lasts even longer; it has been recovered from rodent faeces after 36 weeks.

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