GTA & Surrounding Area

What are Pests Doing in Your Attic Insulation?

Published on February 18, 2022

The lifespan of attic insulation in Mississauga depends on a variety of factors, not the least of which is the quality of the insulation and the installation itself. As it is, there are certain factors that will accelerate the degradation of attic insulation. And one of those factors is pest infiltration. In a worst-case scenario, pest infiltration may necessitate attic insulation removal simply because of the damage caused over time. Homeowners considering removing attic insulation in Mississauga can benefit from working with a reliable, reputable company.

Indeed, attics are an ideal living environment for all kinds of pests – from squirrels to rodents to bats. They can damage the wooden structure of the attic, they can leave their droppings from end to end, and they can damage the insulation material as they build their homes. If you think there may be pests infesting your attic insulation in Mississauga, EcoComfort can help with an attic inspection to assess the damage and whether you’ll need attic insulation removal or upgrades. 

How Do Pests End Up in the Attic? 

attic insulation removalRodents, birds, and other animals typically enter the attic and roof cavity in search of food or shelter, or both. This is especially true in winter when they need protection from the elements. Larger animals like raccoons can actually enter the attic by ripping off roof shingles. And because these types of animals are good climbers, getting into the attic is not a challenge.

Different Types of Pests Found in Attic

Rats and mice are quite commonly found in the attic – they love warm spaces and need refuge during the cold winter months. Squirrels are probably the most common type of animal found in the attic. Bats can also infiltrate the attic – they simply fly into the gaps along the roofline. All of these pests can be damaging to the attic infrastructure and the installed insulation.

How Do Pests Affect Insulation in Mississauga?

Whichever pest is living in the attic, animal droppings and urine will contribute to contamination and deterioration of the installed insulation. While the contamination is harmful on its own, the deteriorating insulation severely reduces the effectiveness of the insulating material. Under these conditions, professional attic insulation removal is the very best long-term remedy.

Some of the Risks of Pests in Attics 

Beyond the risks of contamination, attic pests can also introduce pollutants and parasites, both of which can be health risks. Some animals will also do physical damage as they gnaw on wiring or burrow through building materials. When it comes to insulation, a professional attic inspection will soon uncover the inherent damages and the options for removal and re-installation.

Attic Insulation Removal and Replacement in Mississauga

When an attic inspection reveals the signs of pests in the attic, it may be time to remove the contaminated materials and upgrade with new attic insulation. In the event that contaminated attic insulation is no longer performing, it’s best to replace and reinstall with quality materials.

At EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting, homeowners can expect a comprehensive approach – from attic inspection to insulation removal to insulation upgrades. We install high-quality blown-in cellulose insulation for homeowners in Mississauga and throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

Contact the Attic Experts to schedule an attic inspection today.

Why Choose Us

EcoComfort We Are Attic Service Experts

We Are Attic Service Experts

We are experts in attic insulation, attic ventilation, attic mould prevention and remediation, and attic disinfection. Our quality products are eco-friendly, non-toxic, and safe for indoor use. Meaning you won’t ever have to vacate your home. Our attention to detail is unmatched.

EcoComfort We Save You Money

We Save You Money

All of our insulation products are Canadian-made and carefully screened to meet rigid quality standards. We don’t sacrifice the quality of our product, we stand by our work, and we offer a warranty on all of our services.

EcoComfort We Provide All-In-One Services

We Provide All-In-One Services

We offer a wide range of attic and roof services. We have the best and most reliable equipment on the market. Our team of full-time, experienced attic experts can handle every aspect of the job, we never subcontract our jobs.

EcoComfort We Have Unbeatable Customer Service

We Have Unbeatable Customer Service

We make sure that every job is done right from start to finish and that every customer is 100% satisfied. We have a long list of happy customers and have insulated thousands of attics over the years. Our level of experience in this field is unmatched!

EcoComfort We Offer Affordable Pricing & Quality Service, Guaranteed

We Offer Affordable Pricing & Quality Service, Guaranteed

We don’t pay commissions to salespeople. At EcoComfort, there’s no inflated pricing, no hidden fees or surprise costs. We believe in doing the job efficiently the first time around. We never compromise on quality; our work is always guaranteed.

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