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575 Sigman Rd NE  
Conyers, GA 30013
Inspector: Brandon Lunsford


Rodent Inspection Report
Client(s): John & Jane Doe (SAMPLE ONLY)
Property address: 123 Main St
Atlanta, GA 30000
Inspection date: 4/1/2011
This report published on Friday, September 21, 2012 10:52:18 AM EDT

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Table of Contents
General information
Rodent Activity
Completed Work Pictures
General information Return to table of contents
Account #: 1000123
Inspector: Brandon Lunsford
Structures inspected: House Only
Type of building: Single family
Present during inspection: Property owner(s)
Occupied: Yes
Foundation type: Unfinished basement, Crawlspace
The following items are excluded from this inspection: Outbuildings
Rodent Activity Return to table of contents

1) Evidence of "light to moderate" rodent infestation was found in one or more areas. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) defines this as less than 20 feces per square foot. Rodent infestation may be a safety hazard due to the risk of contracting Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). HPS is a rare (only 20-50 cases per year in the United states) but deadly (40% mortality rate) disease transmitted by infected rodents through urine, droppings, or saliva. Humans can contract the disease when they breathe in aerosolized virus. For example, from sweeping up rodent droppings.

Recommend following guidelines in the CDC's Clean Up, Trap Up, Seal Up article for eradicating rodents, cleaning up their waste and nesting materials, and preventing future infestations. While Hantavirus is believed to survive less than one week in droppings and urine, specific precautions should be taken during clean up.

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Evidence of rodent tunneling through attic insulation

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Rodent droppings visible in attic

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Storage items have been used by rodents as nesting material

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Rodent nesting materials

2) Rodent gnawing was visible in one or more areas. Rodents have two continuously growing incisors in the upper and lower jaws which must be kept short by gnawing on items such as wood or even electrical wires in your home. This poses a safety hazard due to the potential of a structural fire.

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Rodent gnawing visible at pipe insulation

3) By gnawing, rats can gain entry through any opening greater than 1/2 inch across, and mice through any opening larger than 1/4 inch. Therefore, rodent entry points are defined as any opening greater than 1/4 inch in diameter. Below are some examples I've found during the inspection.

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Evidence of daylight visible at multiple areas throughout attic. Thes areas are potential entry points for rodents.

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Some crawlspace screens need to be repaired to eliminate potential rodent entry points to the crawlspace

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"Builder's Gap" is visible throughout roofline. This gap is a typical entry point for rodents.

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View of "Builder's Gap" when shingle is not lifted

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Once shingle is lifted, the gap is exposed

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4) Other Notes & Pictures:

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Pictures of roof transitions

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Overhanging trees sometimes provide rodents access to roofline

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5) Rodent Exclusion & Repair

*Includes permanently repairing all rodent entry points at roof and ground level
*Sealing any gaps at roof transitions
*Sealing any gaps at exterior foundation
*Sealing any other possible entry points
*All necessary trapping & removing

Description of service:

The roofline exclusion will consist primarily of installing metal flashing at the "builder's gap", located where the roof decking and fascia board meet. Other potential entry points at roof and ground level will also be addressed using different measures such as hardware cloth, vent guards and expandable foam as needed. Baiting and trapping will be performed on an as needed basis, with 2-3 additional trips estimated, approximately every 2-5 days.

Includes a 1 year warranty and is renewable on a yearly basis

Completed Work Pictures Return to table of contents

6) Below are pictures of the exclusion work being completed. Permanent repairs were made to the structure to eliminate rodent access.

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Brandon Lunsford

Designated Certified Operator
Categories: Wood Destroying Organisms, Household Pest Control
License #15907

Certified Pesticide Applicator License
Categories: Public Health, Mosquitoes, Ornamental/Turf Pest
License #09313

GA Residential Trapping License #09574
Nuisance Wildlife Control Permit Holder

10 Years Industry Experience