Rats Leave Their Droppings (Feces) In the Attic

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Reader Question: I found your site through a web search and was wondering if your company or you know of a good one in the Memphis, TN area that does attic decontamination. I've had a couple mice around here before and was able to catch them and take care of the problem before it got bad. Recently I noticed a rat and ended up trapping 5 of them. Now I know they spent a lot of time in my attic before I noticed and got rid of them because of the amount of rat crap up there.

 I was going to use my shop vac and get to working on it but I have a feeling I'm going to need someone with better tools than what I've got. There is an odor in my bedroom now and so that was my starting place, right above it. I think this is a nesting place for them and I have used some of the pellets and there's a dead one up there somewhere making my room stink! Anyways, I really think I'm in need of an attic decontamination considering the amount and a couple years ago when I was putting insulation in this house there was already mouse poop up there.

My goal is to get this cleaned up and also make sure I have the places I know they have access to my attic sealed off and to avoid getting ill while doing so. I don't mind the work, but I think at this point I need professional help. Please let me know what you would suggest and what to do next. Thanks! Jason

Answer: I would probably hire a pro in your case. My professional directory of wildlife operators should have someone good listed in your area.

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