Wildlife Contamination

If a colony of raccoons, pigeons, bats, a family of squirrels, mice or rats take up residence in your residence, their droppings will accumulate and create a health risk for anyone who enters the area and disturbs the material. Once an animal problem has been discovered in a building, exclusion plans should be made, and the extent of contamination should be determined. When an accumulation of animal manure (feces) is discovered in a building, removing the material is the first step.

The best way to prevent exposure to animal disease is to avoid situations where material that might be contaminated, to become airborne and subsequently inhaled. Inhalation exposure to highly contaminated areas may be all that is needed to cause infection and development of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Raccoon Roundworm, Histoplasmosis, Eosinophilic Meningitis, Anthrax and other zoonotic diseases. In some cases where pigeons or bats are roosting in attic space or rafters of a home or a building, the animal feces may contaminate the air handling equipment found in the attic exposing the occupants to potential infection without even entering the attic.

Wild Feces Cleanup

Our infection control system can be applied to buildings or homes with large or small accumulations of bird, bat, and rodent excrements.

Proper disposal of contaminated material such as insulation during animal waste clean-up is a must. Visible and accessible areas of the interior walls where wildlife has roosted or nested must be thoroughly decontaminated, and all droppings removed. Removal of droppings, from structures should be left to experienced professionals familiar with proper removal procedures to prevent animal waste from becoming airborne.

Only an Infection Control Specialist can rectify these problems.