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Raccoon Droppings Cleanup Process
We vacuum up all the raccoon poop using a hepa filter to ensure that the dust particles from the poop are contained and do not go airborne. Once all the raccoon feces have been removed, we address the urine. We have proprietary products that neutralize and decontaminate the urine. Once all the of raccoon droppings have been cleaned and decontaminated, we take the steps to removing the pungent odor.
Long Island Raccoon Droppings Cleanup – How Much Does it Cost?
Free Estimates – Every situation is different so it is very difficult to give a quote over the phone without being able to see the job at hand. For this reason, we offer free estimates on Long Island.
Covered by Homeowner’s Insurance – unlike rodent droppings, cleaning up after raccoons is often covered under homeowner’s insurance. If the mess they have left behind is large enough, it may make sense to go this route.
Getting Rid of the Pungent Odor
The first step in odor removal is to find and remediate the source of the odor. Once we have the source of the odor, which, in this case, would be the feces and urine, we can then clean the air of all the bacteria causing the remaining odor. We have several ways of doing this and will choose the best way to remove odor for your situation.
Raccoons will often defecate in one spot, which is commonly called a latrine. As the raccoon feces piles up, it off gasses a very pungent odor. Raccoon feces can be identified by its dark color and tubular shape.
Risks of Cleaning Up Raccoon Feces
While raccoon feces is not a regulated biohazard waste, handling it does come with some risks. Poop, in general ,can carry viruses and bacteria that can be harmful, even deadly, if not handled properly.
Raccoons are primary hosts for roundworms, which can be harmful to people. Raccoons that are infected pass the roundworm eggs through their feces. Those who are exposed to areas where raccoons have been are at risk. Children, in particular, are at risk because they are more likely to put their fingers in their mouth after touching the floor, soil, or other items. Disturbing the latrine can cause the roundworm larvae to go airborne. Once airborne, it can be ingested causing a host of problems including eye disease, brain and spinal cord damage. Cleaning up a racoon latrine needs to be taken very serious with protocols and precautions in place.
Before You Begin the Raccoon Clean Up Process
If you find raccoon droppings or suspect raccoons living in your house, the first thing you want to do is call someone to trap and remove them. It does not make sense to clean the area before you remove the raccoons because it will just end up being double the work. While we cleanup raccoon droppings, we do not trap and remove the raccoons. We do have a great referral on Long Island, though, if you are looking for someone to call.
Cleaning Up Raccoon Poop in the Attic
How we handle the attic will depend on a number of factors.
- Unfinished attic – an unfinished attic usually will have exposed insulation. Urine soaked insulation, whether it is batted or blown, will have to be removed. There isn’t an effective way to clean that.
- Insulation Types and racoon poop
- Batted insulation – we remove the coon feces that has fallen on and around batted insulation
- Blown Insulation – As you can imagine, It is much more difficult getting out all of the raccoon droppings out of blown insulation. The best way is to remove all the insulation around the impacted area so we can be sure to get all the droppings.
- Finished Attics – finished attics are usually an easier process because we aren’t dealing with the insulation. The cleanup process would be the same as if we found them in the garage, or other finished area.
In all cases, the whole area is cleaned and decontaminated so the area will be safe again to return to.