Tips for Safely Cleaning Up After Rodents
Rats and mice in your home pose serious human health risks. Their ability to spread disease makes them some of the most dangerous domestic pests. You’ll need to clean up after rodents as soon as possible after an infestation.
At Captain Termite, we can help you banish the pests. Read on for tips on how to clean up after rodents.
Wear Disposable Gloves When Cleaning Up Droppings, Nests, or Urine
Ensure your safety by wearing disposable gloves when cleaning up rodent droppings, nests, or urine. Rodents leave behind a lot of nasty stuff, including urine and feces, dead rodents, nests, and fleas. In addition, rodent urine can transmit diseases like leptospirosis.
Even though it may seem convenient to get rid of that gross stuff yourself, it is better to hire a rodent cleanup service. By doing so, you won’t need to worry about getting sick.
Wear a Face Mask for Extra Protection
Airborne pathogens such as salmonella and hantavirus are spread by rodent droppings and urine. When cleaning up rodent feces in your home, wear a face mask to avoid inhaling these pathogens.
Spray the Droppings With a Disinfectant Before Sweeping
Spraying the droppings with a disinfectant will help kill any pathogens in the droppings. Spray them where you find them or after sweeping them up.
When vacuuming the droppings, please wait until after spraying them. Your vacuum bag will catch all liquid, not what is around it. You should also sweep before spraying to remove any liquid from sensitive surfaces before using disinfectants or water. Note that wet mice poop is more likely to stick. At least don’t spray directly onto carpeting or other materials that may stain if you can’t take this extra step! Our professional team at the rodent control service in West Park, FL can help out with the work.
Shake Out All the Rugs and Blankets in Your Home
Call rodent control services to shake out all your rugs, bedding, and other fabric items before you use them again. Rodents can leave behind their droppings and urine, which can contaminate the fabric and cause serious health problems if you don’t take the proper precautions.
Wash All Your Pet Beds and Other Fabric-Covered Items
Washing up is the first step to ensuring that you and your family are safe from a rodent infestation. Wash all the pet beds and other cloth items in your home and any rugs or carpets that might have caught debris from rodents. Take them to a professional rodent cleanup service if you cannot wash them yourself. Dispose of all garbage in sealed containers so that mice and rats don’t get into it.
Contact Captain Termite Today!
Captain Termite provides rodent-control services throughout Broward County. Over 20 years of providing rodent control services in West Park FL, we have been trusted by thousands of homeowners and businesses. Among our services are termite treatments, termite inspections, general pest control services, rodent control services, rodent cleanup services, and bed bug treatments. If you need a routine pest or termite treatment, we can help. Contact Captain Termite today!