For this home, we noticed that the attic's insulation was not only ruined, but it was under-insulated. Insufficient insulation strains your heating and cooling system. Not to mention, energy-inefficient home translates into expensive utility bills.
We removed the soiled insulation, vacuumed the guano off all the attic surfaces with our HEPA-Vac, and then sanitized and deodorized the space. When finished, no one would have ever guessed that this attic once housed a heavy bat infestation.
Once the attic was cleaned, we installed about 8" of our TruSoft blown-in cellulose insulation
Once the insulation is blown in it conforms to the cavities in the attic to create a tight thermal barrier that provides superior comfort and helps save on energy costs.
These homeowners in Princeton, NJ, had a heavy bat infestation in their attic, apparently for quite some time. After one of our nuisance wildlife crews removed the bats and sealed their entry point, a Cowleys contractor crew was brought in to deal with the aftermath. Unfortunately, as often happens, whenever wildlife, especially bats, raccoons, or squirrels, take up residence in the attic they leave quite a mess. Bats, for example, produce a significant amount of guano that they deposit everywhere. After the wildlife is gone, what’s left poses a genuine health hazard for the home’s occupants. After bat guano dries, microscopic particles can become airborne circulating throughout the home, and it is especially dangerous to be in small, enclosed areas with bat droppings (or, for that matter, any bird or wildlife droppings). Bat guano can transmit histoplasmosis and other chronic, potentially lethal, diseases. Invariably, an attic bat infestation will contaminate the insulation.