Loft Clearance Carlisle, Cumbria & Borders
Contaminated loft insulation can be very hazardous, with the potential to cause serious health issues for yourself and anyone who enters your loft space. Rat droppings could be contaminated with all types of pathogens and viruses including Hanta Virus, Leptospirosis, salmonella and E coli.
As a licensed house clearance company, we can help eliminate the risks posed by these very dangerous health problem in your loft. Remember the pathogens related to these infections can be active a long time after rats themselves have been removed.
What Are The Risks Posed By A Cluttered Loft?
- Evidence of Hanta Virus has been found in UK commensal rodents. Transmission of the virus from rodents to humans occurs through inhalation of dust infected with rodent execrate, and urine
- Leptospira spp. which causes Leptospirosis (aka Weils Disease) is carried by 14% of rats and 80% of mice
- Salmonella can survive in rat faeces for up to 86 days
- E. coli has been recovered from rat droppings over 36 weeks old.
The Loft Clearance Service Borders & Cumbria: What's Involved?
Clearing Rodent Contamination From Lofts
Over the winter months we have seen an increase in the number of callouts for reports of rat activity in customers lofts and requests to carry out loft insulation clearances. Lofts are a great environment for rats’ nests. they are quiet, undisturbed areas, dry, warm and the insulation provides a rodent with a perfect nesting material.
Rats can gain access to your loft through several routes. It can be through an air brick, the sewage system, a missing tile on the roof or even loft Insulation contaminated by pigeon guano
As well as the danger to health that rodent droppings & urine present there is another danger from pigeon droppings.
Eliminating Psittacosis Risks from Pigeon Activity
Psittacosis is an infection of pigeons and some other birds caused by the bacterium Chlamydophila (formerly called Chlamydia) psittaci. The disease has been described in many species of birds, particularly in pigeons and doves.
Infections in pigeons are important as they represent a biological hazard to human health. Pigeons can carry the organism without any signs of disease, or they can become mildly to severely ill.
Pigeons can transmit C. psittaci to humans; the resulting infection is also known as psittacosis or ornithosis.
Transmission of disease from pigeons to humans occurs mainly through inhalation of airborne particles from respiratory secretions, dried faeces or feather dust. Because human infection can result from exposure to infected pigeons or their dried contaminated droppings, people should keep out of loft areas that have dried pigeon droppings.
Old Bird nests in lofts can also cause problems they attract insect pests such as bird mites and carpet beetle larvae both normally find their way in into rooms and cause problems for the occupants
We carry out loft and property clearance regardless of whom the pest control company was that carried out the work in the first place
We provide our full range of extreme cleaning services throughout the surrounding areas of Carlisle, Dumfries, Gretna Green, Lockerbie, Lochmaben, Penrith, Kendal, Keswick, Workington, Cockermouth, Hexham, Appleby, Haltwhistle, Hawick, Alston, Maryport, Aspatria, Annan, Wigton, Silloth, Dalston, Brampton, Langholm, Newcastleton Heathhall, Eastriggs, Ecclefechan, Canonbie, Roadhead, Lanercost, Hallbankgate, Wetheral, Thursby, Calthwaite, Caldbeck, Castle Douglas, Whitehaven, Cleator Moor, Barrow, Windermere, Ambleside and Moffat.
If your location is not listed above, please feel free to contact us anyway. The chances are we will either be able to service your needs or point you in the direction of a reputable company that can.
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