Rodent Control Services: How to Clean Up after the Pests
Rodents, in the form of mice and rats, are found throughout the world, so rodent control services are necessary wherever one lives. Because rodents carry a number of diseases and are considered a health hazard, rodent control continues to be an ongoing pursuit and activity – a major part of our work here at the Wildlife X Team.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, mice and rats spread over 35 diseases worldwide. The agency states that the diseases may spread directly to humans by handling rodents, or spread by contact with rodent urine, saliva or feces, and rodent bites. The diseases may also be spread indirectly by way of fleas, mites, and ticks.
Therefore, we at the Wildlife X Team know the importance of providing pest and rodent control services that cover not only mice and rats, but extend to checking on any unwanted invites from other kinds of pests. We encourage homeowners who have problems with rodents to eliminate food sources, seal entryways, and call on our service team to ensure that the rodents are trapped and eliminated for the last time.
Cleaning Up after Rodents
Cleaning up after rodents is also necessary if you need to call out our service team for rodent control services. Tell-tale signs include the appearance of droppings and urine in rodent-infested spots. Before cleaning up the mess, ventilate the area by opening the windows and doors for approximately 30 minutes. Make sure you do not kick up any dust by vacuuming or the nesting materials, urine, or droppings of the pests.
Disinfecting a Spot
The best disinfectant to use is a preparation of one part bleach combined with ten parts water. Rubber, vinyl, or latex gloves should be worn during the cleaning process. Spray the droppings and urine with the bleach and water disinfectant, and let them soak for five minutes. If you choose to use a commercial disinfectant, make sure you precisely follow the directions on the label for disinfection and dilution.
After the urine and droppings have been sprayed, pick them up with a paper towel and dispose of them in the garbage. Disinfect other items in the spot where the urine and droppings were found. Clean the countertops and mop the floors with the bleach and water mix, and steam clean carpets or upholstered furniture that have been exposed to droppings or urine as well.
Any exposed clothing or bedding should be washed in hot water too. After completing disinfecting, remove the gloves and thoroughly wash your hands with water and soap. Then contact us here at the Wildlife X Team to make sure that the pests will stay away for good. We are specialists in pest and rodent control services for a reason – we know how to eliminate rats and mice so they do not regain access to one’s home.