Has Your Attic or Crawl Space Insulation Been Damaged by Pests?

Author: Kurt Treftz, Cascade Pest Control

Unfortunately, rodents love Pacific Northwest attics and crawl spaces. These dark, unfrequented spaces give rodents an opportunity to tear down your insulation, defecate, reproduce, and die undisturbed. Two rodents can produce well over 1,000 offspring in a year, which can result in costly damage to your home. Worse still, 40% of the air you breath comes from your crawl space, so the horrible smells from the deceased rodents and their feces will cause your whole house to stink.

Look for these signs to know if you have a rodent infestation in your home:

  1. Are there bad smells that you cannot find the source of?
  2. Do you hear scurrying sounds coming from your attic?
  3. Are there feces covering the insulation or vapor barrier in your attic and crawl space?
  4. Are torn pieces of insulation covering your crawl space vapor barrier?

Cascade Pest Control & Clean Crawls Working Together for You

Cascade Pest Control and Clean Crawls have joined forces to help you restore your attic and crawl space areas with an award-winning process that gets rid of the rodents, the smell, and gives you a healthy attic and crawl space.

Clean Crawls’ highly trained crews will go into your attic or crawl space and remove:

  1. Your insulation
  2. Construction debris
  3. Rodent droppings and deceased rodents

Then to deter rodents from coming back, Clean Crawls and Cascade Pest provides rodent exclusion or rodent proofing to prevent entry points such as:

  1. Gaps
  2. Cracks
  3. Holes
  4. And if needed, screen your attic and crawl space vents

After animal exclusion has been performed, we spray a non-toxic odor neutralizer, Expel, which will get rid of any lingering smells that were left over after the removal. Once the removal, exclusion work, and deodorizing have been completed, Cascade Pest Control will schedule a pest setup and at least two follow-ups to check for rodent activity.  Once we are sure that the rodents are gone, because no new activity is present, Clean Crawls will install your brand-new insulation.

Ongoing Rodent Control for Prevention

To prevent future rodent infestations and ensure your Clean Crawls warranty remains intact, Cascade Pest Control provides monthly or bi-monthly pest/rodent control services. Our strategic partnership assures that your most valued investment – your home – is protected.

About Clean Crawls

Established in 2001 by Chuck Henrichsen, Clean Crawls is the original crawl space cleaning company in Washington State. Clean Crawls was founded with a “Mission to deliver superior, healthy and clean environments that provide comfort and peace of mind while creating extraordinary relationships with our clients and one another.” Since Clean Crawls inception, we have: serviced over 70,000 homes, won prestigious awards from PSE and SNOPUD, received the Angie’s List “Super Service Award” 12 years in a row, and we have been presented the “Best of Home Advisor” award four times. Clean Crawls is the only insulation contractor in the Pacific Northwest that offers a decade of workmanship protection, and with over 18 years in the business, our commitment to ‘being the best’ is stronger than ever. From quote to completion in as little as three days, Clean Crawls guarantees that our work will pass inspection the first time.


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