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How To Clean Up Home After A Rodent Infestation

April 07, 2022 Jessica Carpenter Rodents
How To Clean Up Home After A Rodent Infestation

The collection of mouse droppings, nesting materials, and urine is best handled by a pest control company, which uses equipment, materials, and protective clothing designed specifically to remove and clean up mouse detritus. If you’ve just had or are intending to have rodent control in Greenville SC homes, here are useful tips on how to clean up after yourself and your property.

Put On Your Work Gloves

Always have a pair of rubber or plastic gloves on your hands. Dust masks can provide some protection against dust, mold, and insulation fibers, but they do not protect against the hantavirus itself. Following completion of cleaning, wash the gloves with disinfectant or soap and water, and then wash your hands after removing the gloves!

Upholstery and bedding should be shampooed or steam cleaned if you detect signs of mouse urine or droppings on your upholstery, bedding, or clothing. To get rid of the evidence of an infestation, shampoo it, steam it or wash it in hot water with detergent.

Seal It Properly

Dead rodents and nests should be soaked and then double bagged. While wearing gloves, spray the dead rodent(s) with your bleach solution and allow it to soak for 10 minutes before removing it. Seal the deceased rodent or nest in a bag, then seal that bag inside another bag to prevent it from escaping. Place the bag in a garbage can that has a lid.

Never Sweep Or Vacuum

Instead, spray and mop the floor. Sweeping and vacuuming stir up dust, which may include allergies and may be contaminated with pathogens such as the hantavirus. As an alternative, spray the contaminated area with a bleach solution and allow it to sit for 10 minutes. 

Clean up any droppings or nest material using paper towels or rags. Place the cleaning materials in a bag and place them in an open trash can to prevent the contents from getting wet.

Clean Your Hands And Your Workspace

Disinfect your scrub gloves before removing them from your hands, and thoroughly wash your hands when you have completed cleaning. That entails cleaning them for at least 20 seconds in warm water and soap. Forcefully scrubbing your hands loosens bacteria, allowing them to be washed down the drain by the rinse water. 

Make a good lather. It’s a preventative measure against germs. It’s something you’ve probably seen surgeons do on television before surgery. It’s now your turn to speak. After washing your hands, change your clothes and laundry your cleaning clothes as soon as possible to avoid the spread of germs in hot water and detergent.

Reach Out To Us Today!

Despite the fact that a rodent infestation can quickly spiral out of control, Vinx Pest Control is ready to supply you with pest control services whenever you need them. Given the potential dangers of mouse droppings in the transmission of lethal infections and diseases, our technicians have received specialized training in rodent control’s most effective and humane techniques. 

Call today for more information about our rodent extermination treatments, such as spraying, baiting, and other methods of elimination, as well as exclusion strategies for preventing a rodent infestation from recurring.