Loft Insulation Removal & Installation | Contaminated Insulation - PEST UK

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Loft Insulation Removal & Installation | Contaminated Insulation

For contaminated loft insulation removal and disposal, and installation of new insulation in your home or business premises call 0800 026 0308

Why may it be necessary to remove loft insulation after a rodent infestation?

Rodent activity (rats, mice, squirrels, glis glis) can cause damage to loft insulation that affects its performance, as well as contaminating it with their droppings and urine. This can cause serious health issues as they carry severe, sometimes fatal diseases which can infect humans and dogs. If the infestation has been severe we recommend replacing the loft insulation to eliminate the risk of disease. For low level infestations we can treat the area and insulation with a biocidal spray.

Rats and mice carry many diseases, including hantavirus, leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV), Tularemia and Salmonella. They spread these diseases through their urine and droppings.

Squirrels and glis glis cause major damage to loft insulation by tearing it up for bedding and pilling it into large balls for their nests.

Why may it be necessary to remove loft insulation after a pigeon infestation?

After an infestation of pigeons in your loft, there will be large amounts of droppings and debris, as well as mites, ticks, fleas and beetles which can make a home in your loft insulation.

Disease transmitted from pigeons

Pigeon droppings contain pathogens and bacteria which can cause very serious illness in humans. Transmission of disease from pigeons to humans occurs mainly through inhalation of airborne particles from their dried, contaminated droppings. Infection can result from a brief, passing exposure so we advise people to keep out of lofts that have dried pigeon droppings.

Psittacosis is an infection of pigeons caused by the bacterium Chlamydophila psittaci, which can be transmitted to humans. The resulting infection is known as psittacosis or ornithosis, an acute respiratory disease with an incubation period of between 1- and 4-weeks. It typically causes flu-like symptoms (fever, headache, muscle aches) but can lead to severe pneumonia and non-respiratory health problems.

What does our loft insulation replacement service include?

  • Safe removal and disposal of the contaminated loft insulation.
  • Vacuuming of the loft space to remove any droppings and other debris.
  • Application of a biocidal spray to the whole area.
  • Installation of fresh, new loft insulation.

We can only carry out this service once the rodents or pigeons have been eradicated.

We recommend using a professional pest control technician to safely remove and dispose of contaminated loft insulation to prevent spreading contamination and endangering your family’s health.

How much does it cost to remove and dispose of contaminated loft insulation and install new insulation?

The cost depends on the size of the loft space. It includes disposal of the contaminated loft insulation, supplying the new insulation material as well as the labour involved.

Call 0800 026 0308 or email us at for a quote. 

What products do we use?

The only chemical we use is a biocidal spray.

The product below has a data sheet on our Data Sheets page

Biocidal Spray
PX Parvo

All insecticides are biodegradable, almost odourless, non-tainting and do not corrode or stain, as well as being completely harmless to mammals.

Pest UK are a member of the BPCA (British Pest Control Association)