Contaminated Loft Insulation - PEST UK

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Contaminated Loft Insulation

In Bird & Pigeon Proofing

Contaminated Loft Insulation:
PEST UK now offer a loft clearance and biocide spray to Contaminated Loft Insulation by pigeon or rodent droppings. The service includes the removal of all Contaminated Loft Insulation, the vacuuming of the loft, a biocide spray then the installing of new insulation. For lightly contaminated lofts we also offer a much cheaper biocide spray only.
Contaminated Loft Insulation
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.
Contaminated Loft Insulation
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.

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.

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