Rats. No one likes them for the fact that they bring diseases such as leptospirosis and the Bubonic Plague. As a homeowner, you want nothing more than to get rid of these pests once and for all. So, you call up a professional exterminator to help you out.
Once the infestation has abated, you still have to make sure your home is thoroughly cleansed.
Here are a few tips in cleaning up after extermination.
- Get yourself protected
Even though there are no signs of rats anymore, you still have to protect yourself from traces of feces and urine that still bring disease. That said, be sure to wear gloves and a sanitary mask to avoid exposure.
- Use a disinfectant spray
Once you have picked up the feces using paper towels, you need to spray the area with some disinfectant to kill off any remaining germs. Follow it up with some bleach or soap to get rid of the stain.
- Mop the whole area
Rats can spread their disease anywhere, so you might want to mop the whole floor using a cleaning solution mixed with clean water. You should also focus on areas frequented by rats before they were killed off.
- Wash your fabrics
It’s likely that the rats walked on beds and couches and climbed up your window curtains. Washing with anti-bacterial detergent is your best bet in getting rid of lingering odors.
- Double check confined spaces
Places like the attic and the basement are frequented by rodents, so you might as well make sure that these areas are thoroughly decontaminated. For sure, you might want to check narrow gaps and even crawlspaces for any leftover droppings and dead rats. On the latter case, use a plastic bag to pick up and throw away the carcass before it decomposes.
Cleaning up after an infestation is tricky at best, but you can greatly reduce the workload by having an experienced cleaning company handle it for you.
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