Loft Insulation Removal & Installation | Contaminated Insulation - PEST UK

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Loft Insulation Removal & Installation | Contaminated Insulation

Rodent activity in lofts result in the insulation being contaminated with their droppings and urine. Contaminated insulation can cause serious health hazards for you and your family so we recommend that this is carried out after a treatment.

Rodents can cause damage to insulation as well resulting in the insulation not functioning properly. At PEST UK we offer a service to remove the contaminated insulation and install fresh new insulation.

We will firstly take out of the loft all of the insulation and dispose of it in a safe professional manner. The technicians will then vacuum any droppings which are present in the loft space and carry out a biocide spray to make sure the loft is thoroughly disinfected. The final process will be to place new insulation into the loft. The price includes all materials. For lightly contaminated lofts we provide a Biocide treatment.

To find out how much does it cost to remove and replace contaminated loft insulation see our price list.

The price includes disposal of the contaminated loft insulation, vacuuming the loft, applying biocide, the supply and installation of new loft insulation. It is important that any rat, mouse or squirrel infestation is eliminated prior to any work being carried out.

If you would like advice or a quote, call us on 0800 026 0308 or email us at

Loft insulation contaminated by pigeon guano

As well as the danger to health that rodent droppings and urine present there is another danger from pigeon droppings.

Psittacosis from pigeons

Psittacosis is an infection of pigeons and some other birds 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. Oral infection and handling of infected birds’ plumage and tissues are alternative routes.
Because human infection can result from brief, passing exposure to infected pigeons or their dried contaminated droppings, people should keep out of loft areas that have dried pigeon droppings.

Infection in humans

Psittacosis is 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.