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How Rodents Affect Your Air Quality

Posted November 29, 2015
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Crawl space insulation near the Greater Seattle Area can help to improve the efficiency as well as the indoor air quality in your home. Before insulating your crawl space, however, it pays to deal with rodent removal. Rodents can bring contaminants into the home through your crawl spaces, thereby making your indoor environment less comfortable, healthy, and refreshing. Keep reading if you would like to take a closer look at how rodents affect your air quality.Rodents can impact your home whether you notice them or not, which is why it is important to take preventative measures to ensure that they are excluded. Rats and mice can infiltrate your home and spread disease through bites or other direct contact as well as indirect contact. Their urine and fecal matter may find its way into your air, circulating through your air ducts and spreading disease via your HVAC systems. Rodents may also contaminate your food and water or bring other small pests like fleas and ticks into your home. These diseases and contaminants can be even more harmful to those who experience respiratory conditions like allergies and asthma, so be sure to call for rodent exclusion to reduce their impact on your air quality.