Of all the rodents which can invade your attic, rats are arguably the worst ones to get. They have a quick gestation period which lasts only 21 days, and can have 5 litters a year with an average of 8 – 10 rat pups with each litter. Do a little math, and you can see how quickly these destructive little creatures can breed. A colony of rats in your attic is not only highly destructive, but can also leave a large amount of feces and dead rats in your attic space which can turn into a health risk. On top of that, they can be highly destructive to your current insulation and.
At AtticPros we provide a comprehensive, turnkey solution to your rat removal problem. Our rats in attic removal process involves several steps. The first, of course, is the removal of the rat colony. Then the attic space will be thoroughly cleaned of the rat feces and any bodies that may still be there. Usually, the old insulation will also have to be completely removed to make sure all vestiges of the colony have been cleaned and eradicated. After the initial cleaning, decontamination of the attic space will be completed. The final step of this procedure will involve rat proofing your attic space so that it cannot be re-infested. The rat proofing will also keep all other rodents from invading your household.
We are fully licensed and insured, and all chemicals we use are E.P.A. registered and approved; our number one goal is to make sure you are completely satisfied when the job is completed, and that you never have to worry about rodent infestation of your attic again.
After the cleanup and decontamination procedure is completed, most customers will opt for new insulation being installed. We have chosen to use blown cellulose because it is one of the most efficient and effective insulating materials on the market today and it is much more effective than fiberglass materials. This holds especially true in the winter months, when fiberglass insulation can lose upto 40% of its R-value.
We also recommend what is known as a radiant barrier. While traditional insulation materials work to slow the conduction of heat from the attic to the living spaces, a radiant barrier works by actually reflecting the heat away from the living area. It is installed on top of your cellulose insulation and these two methods of insulating work extremely well to keep the summer heat at bay.
Installing new insulation will help you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and will allow your heating and cooling system to work much more efficiently. This will extend the life of your system and reduce your power bill, sometimes dramatically reducing your energy costs. This will become more and more important as energy prices continue to rise.
Rats in attic spaces need to be dealt with as quickly as possible, and the application of new insulation after the rat proofing of your attic makes good sense. Call now for an attic evaluation – don’t waste time if you have a rat infestation. Our affordable services will leave your attic rodent free, and make your house more efficient than ever!