The Importance of Good Cleanup after Mice and Rat Removal

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Once mice or rats have been removed from a home, there is a good chance that the area that they occupied and damaged needs to be cleaned up both professionally and thoroughly. Without performing the proper sanitization and the decontamination to an area of the home that was once infested by mice or rodents, some crucial and dangerous problems can and will arise. Knowing the proper cleanup after rodent control is a necessary part of mice control and mice prevention. The following tips are just some of the things to clean up after rodent control and mice control. You will want to take a look at the All Wildlife site for the full list.

Moisture and mold buildup. After dealing with rodent control and mice prevention, you will find rat feces and dog feces wherever the rodents have lived. You will also find feces and urine excretions that can contribute to imbalanced moisture settings in your attic, and can spawn other various mold particles. Pests can also drag in a lot of moisture if they have been outside during a rainy or snowy day. On the rodents way back into your attic or house the moisture they leave behind will cause further imbalances with the moisture and ventilation in your attic and house, and the exposure to constant moisture in your attic and house can turn your house upside down. Things such as organic refuse and decaying leaves tracked into the house will also contribute to the decay process and are known to spawn various forms of mold too. By simply tracking in the waste and refuse into your attic, it is almost guaranteed to cause a mold problem that has already started. A common spore that is associated with mice and rat infestations are mycotoxins which can pass through the walls and into common living areas easily. These are known causes of symptoms such as asthma, pneumonia, and other respiratory diseases. There is also an airborne virus that is specifically related to rats and mice called hantavirus. Humans are most often exposed to this virus by breathing in any contaminated airborne particles. This can occur also occur after sweeping or vacuuming the infected areas. It is possible to also be exposed to this virus through rodent bites, through ingestion or if the skin is broken.

Dead rats in your attic can wreak havoc. Depending on the size of the rat or mice, the temperature of the attic and the level of humidity that is in the attic are all variables that will hasten or quicken the dead rat problem. There may be flies and other insects who are devouring on the mice or rat carcasses; it could take a few weeks for the pest to decay during which time strong gases are released into the air. These gases and smells aren’t the easiest to remove, and generally, it takes a strong industrial cleaner to take the smell away. The odor from a rotting rat or mouse body doesn’t disappear once the rat/mouse carcass is picked up and taken away either. Instead, the odor of the rat/mouse lingers for a few weeks on end. Getting rid of that lingering smell can be quickened through setting up proper ventilation points. Decontaminating an attic in your house after a rat or mouse infestation requires the wearing safety equipment that ensures the safety of the people working in your house and hinders any chance of cross-contamination.

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