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Attic restoration

Why Attic Restoration is Important

Cleanup and restoration of your attic after animals have been living in the space is critical for the health of you and your family. 

Attic restoration means to clean and restore your attic to the condition it was in before unwanted wildlife moved in and created a mess.

You may think getting rid of the animal in your attic is enough, but that is not the end of your problem. Animals living in your attic will make a mess, leaving feces and diseases after they are gone.

For professional attic restoration in the Chicago area, please contact us online or call (847) 464-1861

Problems caused by animals in the attic

  • Animal feces and urine in your insulation
  • Leftover food and food waste
  • Animal and urine odors
  • Mold growing in urine soaked areas
  • Roundworms, parasites and their eggs
  • Animal scents which can attract more pests

Related: Dangers of animal feces in the attic

It’s extremely important to make sure all these issues are taken care of. They are not something that you would want to attempt on your own because you risk becoming infected by some diseases.

Parasites such as roundworm can become airborne, risking infection simply by breathing them in.

A trained professional attic restoration technician will clean, disinfect, and repair the attic using an air filter and protective clothing.

You will also need to make sure that you inspect the home to locate and repair any points where animals have entered your home. This may include roofing, fascia, soffit, siding, and chimneys.

Professional cleanup and attic restoration helps protect you and your family from disease. Animal entry repair will prevent the problem from happening again.

Live animal trapping and attic restoration video

In this video, you can see the Attic Solutions team cleaning and restoring a customer’s attic and returning it to its original state.

For animal removal and attic restoration services in Chicago, the Chicago suburbs and southern Wisconsin, contact us online or phone (847) 464-1861


 

Squirrel Removal and Relocation

Squirrels Carry Diseases and Can Cause Damage To Your Home.

As cute as they are, squirrels can be a real nuisance and problem if they get into your home. When they move into your home they bring with them disease, parasites, and with teeth made for gnawing wood, can cause thousands of dollars of damage.

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Attic Solutions http://www.attic-solutions.com/ will eliminate the squirrels from your home, exclude them from your property permanently and decontaminate the areas affected by urine and fecal matter neutralizing diseases harmful to humans and pets as well as the odors that attract more wildlife.

Oh, and by the way, squirrels are always relocated (and never exterminated) to a wooded area where they are welcome, far away from your home.

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Call (847) 464-1861 , Attic Solutions http://www.attic-solutions.com/ now to resolve your squirrel problems permanently.

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Get Rid Of Groundhogs … Before It’s Too Late!

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Do you have groundhogs at home? Are they burrowing in your yard and garden? Or are they hiding under your shed and digging tunnels? Groundhogs are known for their burrowing behavior. In fact, they may dig 5,000 or more pounds of dirt to create their burrows. These burrows and connecting tunnels can cause major damage to agriculture and residential development.

Why Should You Get Rid Of Groundhogs?

Groundhogs are incredibly slow movers. It is for this reason that they tend to stay near their dens. Groundhogs will not venture far to search for food. For example, if a groundhog makes a den near your home, it may root through your garden and even turn up bulbs. Since the groundhog moves slowly, its natural safety defense is to stay close to the protection of its den. If the groundhog knows there is a food source near its den, you’ll have a tough time getting it to leave.

Worse still, is that groundhogs spend plenty of their time in their den. They use dens for protection, hibernation, rearing young, and sleeping. Groundhog litters have several pups that mature at a year of age. Your yard and surrounding area could be infiltrated with half a dozen families of groundhogs quickly. In addition, groundhogs live to about three to six years in the wild. Plus, they hibernate over the winter and will be ready to breed again in the spring. Finally, groundhogs are actually very territorial and will become aggressive. They are not an animal you want to mess with. Though they probably could not cause any harm to an adult human, there is no point in risking injury.

This means, you need to get rid of your groundhog problem as soon as you discover it.

How To Get Rid Of Groundhogs Quickly

In this situation, you should call pest control immediately. Attic Solutions can remove groundhogs safely and effectively relocate them. This will prevent them from coming back to your yard to burrow. Due to their slow movement, they will create a new burrow rather than try to relocate back to your home. After the groundhogs are removed, be sure to fill in any open burrows. Skunks and other creatures may use them as homes when vacant.

Rat Bite Fever

Rodents are pests in any home. They nibble through wires, destroy reachable food, and leave droppings. Worst of all, rodents are known to carry and transmit many diseases and illnesses to humans. One such infection is known as rat bite fever. This infection can infect humans and even household pets.

You can find rat bite fever in North America, Europe, Australia, Africa, and Asia. There are two types of bacteria that cause rat bite fever: Spirillosis and Streptobacillosis. Both types can be treated with penicillin. Streptobacillosis can also be treated by tetracycline or doxycycline.

Rat bite fever is caused by exposure to rats. In fact, humans often get this infection from a rat bite. In addition, humans can contract it by consuming water or food contaminated with rat feces. Household pets that are infected can also transmit the disease to humans.

Symptoms of Rat Bite Fever

Signs of rat bite fever vary between people and depend on which bacteria have infected them. In most cases, the infected individual has an inflamed, open sore at the bite location. In addition, the bite area may have a rash or become red. Furthermore, if infected by Streptobacillosis, symptoms include fever, chills, headaches, muscle aches, and vomiting. If infected by Spirillosis, symptoms include lymph nodes issues like swelling.

Prevention & Treatment

This infection can be treated with antibiotics. If left untreated, the infection may take up to a year to resolve on its own. However, there is a particular strain of the infection in the United States that can cause fatality. Additionally, streptobacillary rat bite fever can infect the lining of the heart, brain and spinal cord covering, and lungs.

There is no vaccine available for prevention. Other precautions may be taken to reduce risk of infection. Avoid exposure to rats and mice. Next, keep your pets away from rodents. Also, do not allow them to eat live or dead rodents. Additionally, call pest control to remove any live or dead rodents near your home. Lastly, if a rodent bites you, immediately cleanse the area and apply an antiseptic. This decreases your chance of infection.

Potential Health Problems Caused by Bats

The presence of bats always increases in the summer months and though they are interesting animals to see, they can cause some serious health problems in humans.  The actual rate at which this occurs is usually pretty low as bats tend to keep their distance but it is a good idea to stay away from bats if you see them outside just to avoid any possible health problems.  If you notice bats living in your attic or anywhere within your home, contact a wildlife professional like Attic Solutions immediately to have them removed.

The most dangerous and most common health concern brought on by bats is rabies.  While rabies can be quite severe, cases of humans attracting rabies from bats is very rare.  However, this does not mean that you should not take caution with bats.  Stay away from large bat populations and if you get bitten by a bat, wash the area with soap and water and immediately seek medical attention for rabies treatment.

In addition to rabies, bats can also transfer histoplasmosis which is an airborne disease that spreads from bat droppings.  Histoplasmosis has symptoms that are similar to the flu and in severe cases; the symptoms may resemble those of tuberculosis.  Most of the time, the symptoms of histoplasmosis are not visible in humans and it takes skin and blood tests to diagnose the infection.  If there are bats on your property or within your home, it is best to have a professional remove any droppings left behind to help reduce the risk of contracting histoplasmosis.

Bats are fascinating creatures and the health problems that they cause are not particularly widespread but if you notice bats in your home or property, it is still best to avoid them.  Bats can spread rabies through their bites and large amounts of their droppings can contribute to the spread of histoplasmosis.  If you have a bat infestation anywhere within your home, make sure to contact Attic Solutions immediately to remove the infestation and clean up their dropping to avoid any potential health problems.


As soon as you suspect you may have a bat infestation, call us immediately at 847-464-1861 for removal. We are trained professionals and equipped to deal with bat exclusion and removal, including humane live animal trapping (never poisons!). We will remove the bats and fix any property damage they may have caused. Click to read more about bat removal services from Attic Solutions

New Blog!

New Blog Is Here At Last

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We have just installed our new blog. Check back regularly for new articles about animal control tips, information, and news. Our blog will cover many different animal and insect pests. We will provide information and insight that may be useful to our customers or anyone with a pest issue. Some animals we will examine include raccoons, rats, squirrels, and bats. We will also cover bees and wasps. If you suspect you have any animal pests contact our pest control immediately for quick, easy removal. We are happy to safely, effectively remove pests from homes in the Chicago area.