WELCOME TO AMERICAN ANIMAL CONTROL ® LLC.
We specialize in :
- Contaminated Attic Insulation Removal.
- Insulation Remediation.
- Insulation Installation.
- Foundation Cleaning.
- Contaminated Animal Waste – Hauling and Disposal.
Providing attic cleaning, attic restoration, and insulation removal in and near • Fort Wayne, Indiana • South Bend, Indiana • Indianapolis, Indiana • Muncie, Indiana • Elkhart, Indiana • Fishers, Indiana • Noblesville, Indiana • Carmel, Indiana • Merrillville, Indiana • Valparaiso, Indiana • Rochester, Indiana • Gary, Indiana • Mishawaka, Indiana • Granger, Indiana • Angola, Indiana • Niles, Michigan • Three Oaks, Michigan • St Joseph, Michigan • Three Rivers, Michigan • Lima, Ohio • Defiance, Ohio • Bryan, Ohio • Van Wert, Ohio. & MANY MORE!
American Animal Control® LLC removes animal-pest droppings, animal-pest waste, and all contaminated attic insulation from bats, bat guano, raccoons, raccoon droppings, raccoon feces, birds, bird dropping, mice, and mouse droppings. We also provide attic cleaning and deodorizing from dead animals in attics. Raccoon damage to insulation in attics and insulation installation.
Attic cleaning procedures consist of basically four steps.
- Set containment barriers.
- Remediation technicians, wearing full personal protective equipment, will remove all contaminated contents such as insulation, feces, etc.
- Seal all contaminated areas with an antimicrobial.
- Re-insulate, achieving your desired r – value.
Insurance & Attic Cleaning: American Animal Control ® LLC works closely with you and your insurance company from start to finish. Initial inspection, detail quotes, and claim coverage. Our goal is to remove all contaminated waste, including raccoon round worm & bat guano which can lead to Histoplasmosis.
What is histoplasmosis?
Histoplasmosis is a disease caused when airborne spores of the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum are inhaled into the lungs, the primary infection site. This microscopic fungus, which is found in contaminated attic insulation where Bat droppings accumulate.
Histoplasmosis is often so mild that it produces no apparent symptoms. Any symptoms that might occur are often similar to those from a common cold. In fact, if you had histoplasmosis symptoms, you might dismiss them as those from a cold or flu, since the body’s immune system normally overcomes the infection in a few days without treatment.
However, histoplasmosis, even mild cases, can later cause a serious eye disease called ocular histoplasmosis syndrome (OHS), a leading cause of vision loss in Americans ages 20 to 40.
What is Raccoon Roundworm?
Raccoon Round is the common large roundworm that is found in the small intestinal tract of raccoons. Adult worms measure 15 to 20 cm in length and 1 cm in width. They are tan-white in color, cylindrical and taper at both ends. Raccoon Roundworm has been reported from numerous states, but probably occurs wherever the raccoon inhabits. Prevalence of infections ranges from 3.4% to nearly 100% of all raccoons sampled. In Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio the parasite has commonly been seen in raccoons statewide.
Transmission of Raccoon Roundworm can occur either directly or via an intermediate host. Naturally infected raccoons shed eggs (millions daily) sometimes in attics or chimneys, in their feces and, under adequate temperature and moist conditions, a larvae will develop within an egg (embryonic) and can be infective (2nd stage larvae) in 11-14 days. Raccoons, especially young ones, become infected directly by accidental ingestion of these eggs. This may occur via the mother’s egg-contaminated body or from the local environment of the den or den site.
When an intermediate host is involved, embryonic eggs are ingested, the eggs hatch, and the larvae penetrate the intestines and migrate through the liver and lungs. The larvae then enter the pulmonary veins, pass into the heart and are distributed in the body especially the head, neck and/or thoracic areas. The larvae become encysted in small, fibrous nodules in the affected tissue. If the intermediate host is eaten by a raccoon, the encysted larvae are released and migrate to the small intestine where they develop into the adult stage. The animals usually seen with clinical and pathological signs change in behavior due to central nervous system disorders. The affected animal will initially exhibit a head tilt and an inability to walk and/or climb properly. As the illness progresses the animal may lose its fear of humans, circle, roll on the ground, fall over, lay on its side and paddle its feet, become totally recumbent, comatose, and finally die.
In humans, pathological lesions observed consist of skin irritations and eye and brain tissue damage due to the random migration of the larvae. The affected individuals may experience nausea, a lethargic feeling, in-coordination and loss of eyesight.
If you are considering insulation removal, attic cleanout, or a full attic restoration; contact Indiana’s, Michigan, and Ohio’s most referred attic cleaners and Attic Restoration Specialist. American Animal Control LLC®