Case Studies

Wildlife Removal Case Studies: Disinfecting, Deodorizing, & Adding Blown-In Cellulose Insulation to Attic in Sea Girt, NJ

Monday, October 17th, 2016 by Brian Gural

Challenge

After our Nuisance Wildlife team performed a wildlife exclusion in a home in Sea Girt, they still were left with a toxic mess, and soiled insulation.

Solution

For this particular insulation job, we first removed all of the contaminated insulation, carefully bagging and removing it from there attic, taking special care to not further “kick up” and spread any dangerous animal droppings. Droppings are hazardous materials and personal protective equipment much be used. After tearing-out the existing insulation, we then vacuumed, sanitized, and deodorized the entire attic until all remnants of a wildlife infestation were gone. 

With the attic cleaned, we were ready to put in new insulation. For this, we added about 10 inches of TruSoft blown-in cellulose insulation. Why blown-in cellulose insulation? With a higher R-value than standard fiberglass batts, cellulose insulation instantly improves home energy performance, provides more durability so it won't compress, become damaged by pests and creates an incredible resistance to mold and pests. 

Not to mention cellulose insulation is treated with non-toxic borate, giving it the highest Class-1 fire safety rating and is made primarily from recycled newspaper, making it the perfect choice for environmentally conscious property owners. By increasing the efficiency of the home’s HVAC system, the homeowners will see noticeable reductions in their heating and cooling bills.