Recent Biohazard Posts

Wildlife Intrusion

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

Squirrel In Attic Squirrel In Attic

As the Fall season begins, it's time to make our way up into our attic to pull out our fall and winter clothes along with our holiday decorations. While up there, we notice signs of an intrusion... mice, squirrels, even birds and bats.

Why are they there? They're looking for a warm place to harbor. Besides the physical damage they do, these pests carry other pests with them such as bird mites, bat bugs, fleas and ticks. They also defecate and urinate throughout.

Closing off access to these pests prevents entry. Cleaning up and removing the nests and feces gets rid of the parasites. Disinfecting and sanitizing the area removes the toxins.

SERVPRO of Derry/Londonderry can help. Message me today for your No-Cost assessment.

Wildlife Invasion

4/25/2019 (Permalink)

Raccoon in Attic

Wildlife invasion is prominent during the spring and fall seasons. In the spring, most wildlife and birds mate and look for safe, protective nesting sites. Many times these sites are within overhangs and attics in homes. Some pests, such as mice, live their lives within the home in your walls, under your floor boards and in your attics.

A number of issues come about from having animals, birds and mice in your home such as mites, parasites, or the death of one of these creatures. If you have ever had a dead animal in your walls, you can attest to the smell. Dead animals and birds also attract bottle flies that then lay their eggs and produce larvae (ie: maggots). These flies are living off the carcass of the dead animal or bird, possibly landing on numerous food products and surfaces within your home, depositing germs and bacteria. 

It sounds gross, because it is gross. But that is nature taking its natural course.

That's where SERVPRO of Derry/Londonderry can be of help. While we are not licensed to trap and remove wildlife, pests or birds, we can help in the clean-up, sanitizing and disinfectant of the areas affected.

Call SERVPRO of Derry/Londonderry for more details.