September 30, 2019
With more than one third of all homeowners in the United States having experienced a rodent in their home in the past year, we know that talking about mice and rats is of paramount importance to many of our clients. Unfortunately, once the rodents have been identified, removed, and excluded from a home, the real work of clean up begins.
Rodent sanitation is the final step in taking care of a mice or rat problem that occurred in your home or business. What is this step and why is it necessary? Let’s take a closer look at the clean up process after a rodent infestation.
If you have ever had the unfortunate experience of having an infestation of mice or rats, then you know what the damage can look and smell like. Unsanitary rat or mouse droppings, urine, carcasses, and other waste can pose a health hazard to the people living in the area.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) there are eleven known diseases that can be spread through rodents. From the virus known as Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) to the bacteria known as Salmonellosis, rats and mice come bearing diseases that can be passed through contact with feces, urine, or spread through food when rodents scavenge in the pantry or kitchen.
Since rodents can spread diseases to humans directly through feces, urine, saliva, or bites, it is important to clean up after an infestation has occurred where people could come in contact with them.
Unfortunately, something as simple as walking in areas where droppings are and inadvertently stepping on them can cause the virus to become airborne. Droppings have also been linked to an increase in asthma related issues. Urine from animals can also contribute to respiratory issues.
Pest-End Exterminators has a solution to this problem. We offer a comprehensive service to address rodent droppings found in homes and businesses. We begin with an inspection to the property and areas of concern.
Based upon the results of our inspection, we may recommend removing droppings, sanitizing the area(s), and/or replacing the insulation to restore affected areas to their original droppings-free conditions. If you are interested in learning more, Pest-End Exterminators is currently offering free inspections and pricing.