How to Sanitize After Rodent Problems

Rodents can be a major issue for homes and businesses. Not only are rodents found almost anywhere in a home, be it kitchens, bathrooms, or even in the walls, but they can also prove to be a health risk as well. Their feces and urine are usually rife with diseases and bacteria, and it can be hard to notice if they’ve contaminated any food that’s been left out. Once you’ve dealt with the rodent infestation, there are some things you need to keep in mind while cleaning though.


Properly Cleaning Infested Areas

Once you’ve either cleared the infestation yourself of had outside pest control in Las Vegas handle the situation, it comes time to clean the area. It’s very important that you take the right safety precautions when cleaning up rodent nests, droppings and other left behind residues. You’ll want to wear protective gear, namely rubber gloves, and a dust mask when cleaning up the area. It’s important that you don’t kick up dust or agitate any of the feces or urine by vacuuming or sweeping the area. Grab some disinfectant and sterilize the area thoroughly by spraying it with disinfectant and letting it sit for about 5 minutes. Once done, use a paper towel to pick up feces and wipe up urine and dispose of it in the trash.


Disposing of Rodent Materials


Next sterilize the area and clean anything the urine or feces might have contaminated. This includes surfaces, tools, cups, bowls, anything in the area. Then mop and clean the floors, shampoo any affected rugs, and wash any linens. Once done, remove your gloves and wash your hands with soap and water. If you come across a dead rodent or nesting materials, spray it with disinfectant and prepare a small vat of disinfectant. After 5 minutes, submerge the rodent and nesting materials in the vat of disinfectant and leave it for another 5 minutes. Once that’s done, double bag the rodent in plastic bags and dispose of it in a sealed trash can that is emptied regularly.

Following these guidelines, you should be able to deal with sanitizing after a rodent infestation easily. Depending on how bad the infestation was, an outside pest control service may be able to help with the extermination and cleanup process as well.