Seven steps to properly removing rodent waste from your home
READfather , October 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — With the arrival of cooler temperatures across the country, rodents will begin to seek shelter from the elements — often in people’s homes. Rodents enter an estimated 21 million US homes each winter, threatening human health and property.
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Mice and rats can transmit many diseases, including salmonella, typhus, infectious jaundice, rat-bite fever and the deadly hantavirus. A build-up of rodent droppings can cause allergies indoors. Because mice tend to urinate constantly, the risk of contamination of food surfaces and equipment is high. A small rodent problem can quickly become a full-blown infestation. In addition, mice can shed up to 18,000 fecal pellets annually — an estimated 50 times a day.
“House mice are most likely to cause problems at this time of year, so it’s important that homeowners take steps to keep them away before they become a problem,” he said Emory Matts, Board Certified Entomologist for Honest Pest Control. Matts also recommends following CDC guidelines for proper cleaning and disposal steps.
Step 1: Put on rubber or plastic gloves along with eye protection.
Step 2: Spray the urine and feces with a bleach solution or disinfectant until very wet. Leave it on for five minutes.
Step 3: Use paper towels to wipe up the urine or feces and detergent.
Step 4: Throw the paper towels in a covered trash can that will be emptied regularly.
Step 5: Wipe or swab the area with a disinfectant.
Step 6: Wash gloved hands with soap and water or sanitizer before removing gloves.
Step 7: Wash hands with soap and warm water after removing gloves, or use a waterless alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap is not available and hands are not visibly soiled.
For more information on rodent control and prevention, visit www.jcehrlich.com.
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