Rodent Waste Clean up – Rodent Sanitation

To clean and sanitize a property from rodent waste, specific knowledge is required. Carrying out this operation represents a threat to your own health. 

ProControl specializes in the disposal of the waste left by rats, mice, birds, raccoons, and other animals. We follow all local and national regulations.

Do not take the risk of your own life in such conditions or clean the premises yourself. You can rely on us to help you safely dispose of animal waste from your property. Our team of highly qualified professionals uses the latest technology. They are able to detect biological hazards, eliminate them, and disinfect the entire affected area.

 

How Do You Clean up Rat Urine and Poop?

Once all the rats have been eliminated and their entry points have all been blocked, it is now possible to proceed with the cleanup. But cleaning up the droppings requires a special procedure, especially when dealing with large amounts. 

Before cleaning, it is important to ventilate the area infected with rat droppings for a minimum of 30 minutes. Stay out of the area during this time. This will allow for better ventilation for cleaning afterward.

Buying a disinfectant is also very important. You can find some in stores that are very powerful. You can also use bleach to disinfect the area. And with the help of nesting material and paper towels, wipe up and dispose of all excrement in a well-sealed plastic bag. 

Is Rat Poop Toxic?

Rats often carry several viruses that cause fatal diseases in humans. These include smallpox, Ebola virus, and hantavirus. They can be acquired by:

  • Biting
  • Scratching
  • Ingesting food or water contaminated with rat urine or feces

To avoid any health risk, it is left to specialists to deal with them. Companies must follow strict guidelines as determined by OSHA Regulation 29CFR1910.1030. Unless they are trained, employees should not be placed in a position to clean up any incident that could expose them to biohazards such as:

  • Blood
  • Body fluids
  • Feces
  • Vomit 
  • Chemicals

 

What Kills the Hantavirus?

The Hantavirus is transmitted to humans by infected rodents. It can cause lung disease or hemorrhagic fevers that begin with flu-like symptoms.

Hantavirus can be killed by direct exposure to sunlight or heat. Sweeping up the aerosol particles in the air. They can then remain in suspension for a long time. Use specialized HEPA respirators.

If you encounter rat droppings that are not exposed to the sun, you can clean them with a bleach solution. Use a broom, mop bucket, and ammonia solution. Use a 1:10 dilution of bleach or ammonia or 3% Lysol solution. 

Whichever method you choose, protect yourself with gloves that are made of:

  • Rubber
  • Latex
  • Vinyl 
  • Nitrile

Place garbage inlined plastic bags. After sealing, place the bags in a third plastic bag and seal it, then place it in a dumpster outside the property.

Living with rat feces is not only disturbing but also dangerous. Don’t wait to call on the skills of a professional rodent exterminator.

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