Are you looking to sell your home in Victoria, Sidney, Sooke, Mill Bay, Shawnigan Lake, Cobble Hill, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, or the Gulf Islands? Before you list it on the market, it’s crucial to ensure that every corner is in pristine condition, including spaces often overlooked like the attic. While a well-maintained attic may not be the first thing on your mind, neglecting it could lead to serious issues, particularly if it’s been compromised by rodents. That’s where Old Island Pest Control comes in to save the day with our comprehensive attic rodent remediation services.

The Dangers of Rodent Infestation: Short and Long-Term Risks

Rodents, such as mice, rats, and squirrels, can find their way into your attic through small openings and quickly make themselves at home. However, their presence poses significant risks:

  1. Health Hazards: Rodents leave behind droppings, urine, and even carcasses, which can contaminate the air and surfaces in your home. This contamination can lead to various diseases, including Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Leptospirosis, Plague, Salmonella, Tularemia, and more. Raccoon feces, in particular, can harbor dangerous pathogens like Raccoon Roundworm, Giardiasis, Leptospirosis, Salmonella, and others.
  1. Structural Damage: Rodents are notorious chewers, and they won’t hesitate to gnaw on insulation, electrical wiring, and even structural beams in your attic. This damage can compromise the integrity of your home and lead to costly repairs.
  1. Decreased Property Value: A rodent infestation can significantly decrease the value of your home. Prospective buyers are likely to be deterred by the presence of pests and the potential health and safety risks associated with them.

What’s involved in attic rodent remediation?

  • Effective attic rodent remediation services should ideally include:
  • Full removal of all contaminated insulation (both blown-in and batts)
  • Complete removal of rodent feces
  • Sanitization of all wood surfaces
  • Professional inspection for rodent entry points
  • Screening off uncovered entry points
  • Re-insulation of the attic to restore energy efficiency

For crawl spaces, mobile homes, sheds, and storage areas, we offer similarly comprehensive services tailored to each space’s unique needs.

Why insulation remediation in your attic is important?

When attic insulation is damaged by rodents, several negative consequences can occur, affecting both the insulation’s effectiveness and your home’s energy usage.  Reduction in Effective R-Value: The R-value of insulation measures its ability to resist heat flow. Damage caused by rodents, such as burrowing, nesting, and the creation of air gaps, compromises the structure of the insulation. This leads to a reduced R-value because the insulation becomes less dense and more air passes through it, decreasing its thermal resistance. Increased Energy Usage: A lower R-value means that insulation is less effective at keeping heat inside during winter and out during summer. Consequently, your heating and cooling systems must work harder to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures. This increased workload leads to higher energy consumption, resulting in elevated energy bills and putting a greater strain on HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems Other Impacts: Rodents not only affect the thermal resistance of insulation but also introduce moisture, waste, and potential pathogens into it. This can create ideal conditions for mold growth, compromising indoor air quality and potentially posing health risks to occupants.

Taking advantage of BC insulation upgrade rebates

Did you know that by upgrading your attic insulation, you could be eligible for government rebates? Residents of British Columbia residing in qualifying homes with utility accounts through BC Hydro, FortisBC, or municipal utilities are eligible to apply for insulation rebates of up to $5,500*. This initiative, funded by the Government of British Columbia, BC Hydro, and FortisBC, aims to incentivize the installation of eligible insulation types such as rolls, batts, blown-in, loose fill, rigid board, and spray foam. To benefit from this program, applications must be submitted within six months of the invoice date.

Steps to Apply for the CleanBC Insulation Rebate

  1. Schedule a Free Estimate: Contact  an approved insulation contractor like Old Island Pest Control to schedule a free estimate for your attic remediation project.
  2. Complete the Insulation Upgrade: Once you’ve approved the estimate, our team will complete the remediation and insulation upgrade.
  3. Submit Your Application: After the work is done, we’ll provide you with all the necessary documentation to apply for the CleanBC insulation rebate.
  4. Receive Your Rebate: Sit back and enjoy the comfort of your newly remediated attic while waiting for your rebate to arrive.


Protect Your Investment with Old Island Pest Control

Whether your home is plagued by rodents or you simply want to ensure it’s in top condition before selling, Old Island Pest Control is here to help. Our expert team is committed to delivering superior results and exceptional customer service every step of the way. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact us today to schedule your attic rodent remediation service and take the first step towards a healthier, safer home.

Take Action Today

Don’t let rodents compromise the safety and value of your home. Contact Old Island Pest Control today to schedule your attic rodent remediation service. With our expertise and comprehensive solutions, we’ll help you protect your investment and ensure a smooth sale process.

Call us now at (250)-479-6346 to schedule your free estimate and take the first step towards a rodent-free attic and a healthier home.