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If rodents have found their way into your home, it is likely that they have contaminated surfaces and areas throughout. It is essential to prevent the spread of diseases and maintain a healthy living environment by cleaning up and ensuring proper sanitation from rodents.
Here is our Critter Control Expert guide on how to clean up and sanitize from rodents:
1. Wear protective gear
Before you can start cleaning up from rodents, put on appropriate protective gear to avoid direct contact with any contaminated materials. Wear disposable gloves, a mask, and long-sleeved clothing. Rodents can spread dangerous diseases through anything they touch or bite, along with any droppings they leave behind.
2. Remove Infested Materials
The next step is to throw out any materials that could have been contaminated or damaged by rodents. This includes attic insulation, food, packaging, paper, and chewed clothing. We recommend sealing them in plastic bags or garbage bags before disposing to prevent further contamination.
3. Clean All Surfaces
It is important thoroughly clean all surfaces, including floors, countertops, shelves, and walls. Use an appropriate disinfectant and follow the manufacturer's directions and dilution for the correct application. During this step, you should also vacuum, sweep, and mop. It is important to remove all debris and bacteria.
4. Seal Entry Points
To prevent further visits from rodents, identify and seal any holes, cracks, or gaps in walls, floors, and foundations that rodents may have used to gain entry to your home. It is good practice to regularly check your home for possible rodent infestations. Rodents can enter through tiny holes and tend to live in places that aren’t often trafficked including attics, crawlspaces, garages, and closets. Read our article about how to keep rodents out of your home here.
5. Seek Professional Help
The best way to clean up and sanitize your home after a rodent infestation is to call in the professionals from Critter Control of Kansas City Metro. Not only can our experts easily remove rodents from your home, but we can also safely and effectively clean up the contaminated area. We know what products work best and can ensure your living area stays safe from life-threatening bacteria. Learn more about our home services, such as attic restoration, damage control, and more by contacting us today!
It is important to remember the dangers of animal control and to take caution when cleaning up and sanitizing after infestations.