Blown-in Insulation Case Studies: Rodents in Attic-Amissville, VA
This Amissville, VA homeowner called Comfenergy because they had rodents in the attic. The pest control company had rid the attic of the pests, but a nasty mess was left behind. The big issues with rodents is the fecal matter and urine they leave behind. The urine crystallizes and becomes airborne and can enter the home and its not healthy!
The process of replacing the attic insulation goes as follows:
1. Remova all of the existing attic and dispose properly.
2. Use of HEPA vacuum to make sure nothing nasty is left behind.
3. Fog the attic with anti-microbial agent to kill anything left.
4. Air seal the attic with one part foam and use of copper mesh over large access holes. (rodent hate the taste of copper)
5. Blow in new TruSoft cellulose insulation treated with borate to keep them from coming back!
This is a fairly easy, effective, and low cost way of treating for rodents on your attic.
Evaluator: Justin Dobson
This Amissville, VA home had rodents seeking shelter in the attic this winter.
Look at the old, nasty attic insulation. It contained fecal matter and crystallized urea.
The attic is vacuumed well with a HEPA vacuum, and then fogged with anti-microbial agent. We also air seal the attic with one part foam to make it energy efficient in the process.
New soffit air baffles are installed to allow for proper ventilation.
The block chimney need to be wrapped with rock wool for fire safety.
The finished product. TruSoft cellulose insulation is treated with borates. This irritates the rodents esophagus and even if they come back they don't stay!