Dealing with a Rodent Infestation in the Attic

Rodent infestations have been on a recent incline as winter approaches rodents are beginning to look for a cozy, warm home to ride out the winter….many times in your attic. We have had a recent influx of calls from customers dealing with rodent infestation problems in their attic. At the moment, it seems that squirrels are the primary culprit but this will be true for many more types of rodents as we get closer to cooler temperatures. In the video below, Ben Fetzer will discuss the “cozy home” he recently found in a customers attic and the steps he took to decontaminate and clean.

A Cozy Home: Rodent Infestation in Attic

Posted by Ben Fetzer on Thursday, August 30, 2018

Ben Fetzer with FreshStart Restoration Mold Remediation Company

About The Mold Expert – Ben Fetzer

Ben Fetzer, is the founder and owner of FreshStart Restoration of Kansas City. He is passionate about informing and educating you the customer. By providing you with insider industry information, he empowers you with knowledge and tools to properly compare companies and spot unethical sales practices. Which unfortunately is far too common in the mold remediation industry. In this video, he will share stories, tips, and insider industry information to help you make the right decision for your mold problem!

Ben is an experienced mold expert with over 13 years in the industry! He has received official training and certifications from the IICRC, ICRA, and NORM. For mold removal, mold testing, mold inspections, indoor air quality, and water damage restoration. His history of high integrity and honesty has made him a leader in the mold remediation industry. With award-winning customer service! Providing customers an outstanding customer experience has produced a consistent history of 5-Star customer ratings. Since the company began in 2008!

Video Transcription of Rodent Infestation in Attic

Hey everybody, Ben Fetzer with Fresh Start Restoration. I’m up in an attic and I don’t know how well you’re going to be able to see what I’m trying to show you today. But I wanted to show you something that is unique. We’re up in an attic. You can see some fireplace block here, cinderblock. That’s like the frame or the flue of the fireplace.

What we’ve had is an attic that had some rodents and some contamination. We’ve sucked out the insulation and we currently are sealing this concrete block with this specialized product that seals in odors. And I just sprayed the actual gray block right now. I want to show you some crazy. We’ve got a space here between….see the concrete block down there that’s actually brick. And then there is a gap between the bricks themselves in this concrete block and that cavern has been occupied by some animals.


So that was full of waste yesterday. It’s all been vacuumed out. Sanitize the best we can sanitize it. This is kind of step two for sanitizing a space like this is to try and seal it. In this case with an odor barrier kind of product. So this is definitely something I haven’t seen before. I see something new, every single job that we do and I wanted to just share this real quick. This is how you get rid of odors. Got to use the best sanitation methods that you can. They cleaned the surface, in this case, down in that cavern.

The best we can do is vacuum up droppings, things like that. Then we’re going to seal this block and seal all those areas down there by using this product here and a pump-up sprayer. So, just given you a little insight into what’s happening with us as far as this project and kinda share the whole process. It was interesting and complicated, but I’m pretty confident once we apply this product, we’re not going to have any more odors. And it’s gonna be a way more sanitary attic. So thanks for watching! Ben Fetzer, Fresh Start Restoration or