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Insulation & Sanitation

When it comes to home insulation, there are a variety of products that may be present in a house's infrastructure. Older homes, those built before 1980, tend to be outfitted with materials like vermiculite, fiberglass, and other outdated insulation products. These are not as effective for maintaining pest control or heating and cooling management. In older houses, insulation can even act as a food source for the bugs. Some structures are insulated with substances like cotton or paper, thereby reducing the ability of buildings to keep in the heat or push out bugs.

Pests can also contribute to poor indoor air quality and health.  Most Americans spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors, so improving interior conditions and keeping out pests are essential to a happy, healthy home environment.  1st Choice Pest Control will access and find the best way to improve and safeguard your home.  

Sanitation Checklist

Before cleaning basements, crawlspaces, and other storage areas, it is necessary to completely remove the existing rodent infestation first. Once there is no more evidence of activity then you can begin cleaning these areas. Before cleaning the space, ventilate the area by opening the doors and windows for at least 30 minutes to allow fresh air to enter the area and to remove potentially contaminated air from the area. Use cross-ventilation and leave the area during the airing-out period.

  • Wear rubber, latex, or vinyl gloves when cleaning up urine, droppings, or nesting materials. Note that a dust mask may provide some protection against dust, molds, and insulation fibers, but does not protect against viruses.
  • Treat anything that has urine, droppings, and nesting materials with a household disinfectant prepared according to the label instructions for dilution and disinfection time. Soak well. This will inactivate any virus. Use a paper towel or rag to pick up the materials and dispose of them.
  • Remove the items and place them in an area that is well-ventilated and exposed to direct sunlight.
  • Some contaminated stored materials, such as clothing, books, etc. can be decontaminated, and items that are no longer needed can be discarded.
  • Dispose of any cardboard boxes contaminated with urine or droppings. Plastic, glass, or metal containers can be disinfected by spraying them with solutions or disinfectants.
  • Wash hands well with soap and warm water.

Our Policy

Before service make sure to remove all items from the area or make sure items are covered and protected to prevent anything from getting damaged.

Your home will also benefit from a lifetime of:

Comfort
  • Reduces drafts and increases comfort.
  • Helps maintain a comfortable, constant, temperature throughout the building, from room to room and floor to floor.
Health
  • Assists in improving indoor air quality.
  • Reduces the infiltration of outside air pollutants and soil gases. SPF can reduce moisture condensation and mold growth within the building walls and roof.
Value
  • Assists in improving indoor air quality.
  • Reduces the infiltration of outside air pollutants and soil gases. SPF can reduce moisture condensation and mold growth within the building walls and roof.
Environment
  • Helps conserve energy, reducing CO2 emissions.
  • Contributes LEED credits for sustainable, green construction. SPF can help reduce structural damage caused by high winds. SPF contains no formaldehyde or ozone-depleting substances.