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or quarterly poison treatments. That's a never-ending process. We solve the problem ONCE, and PERMANENTLY, by thoroughly inspecting every component of your building and completely sealing
shut all access points, to 100% rodent-proof your house. We physically trap and remove all rats or mice, a process that is completely effective once all access has been closed. The problem
is soved forever, usually in a week or less. Click on our Pittsburgh Prices page to find out more about our prices for rat control work. Or give
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Pittsburgh Rat Removal Tip: How do I clean rat feces out of my attic?
Rats tend to leave a lot of droppings when they live or nest in a place. Getting rid of the rats may be difficult as it is but getting rid of the droppings and urine will also compound your problems significantly. Dealing with poop from any animal is not the most pleasant thing to do and no one would be enthusiastic about it. Rat feces are not different in that regard and neither are they different in terms of the danger that they pose to our health.
Rat feces have been known to transmit diseases such as Leptospirosis or salmonellosis, both of which can quickly deteriorate one's health and cause them a lot of distress, sometimes even death depending on the amount of the causative agent that one gets exposed to. With this information in mind, the right precautions need to be taken before going on to clean rat feces from inside an attic.
Before going into the attic, you will need to wear some protective clothes to prevent any harmful spores from the fungi that are often found on these feces from getting into your body. You will need to wear thick long sleeved clothing and pants to ensure that the whole of your body is well covered up. You will also need to put on a face mask and a pair of goggles. These two items will prevent you from inhaling the spores and stop the spores from getting into your eyes respectively. Once you have taken the correct precautionary measures regarding your clothes, then you can go into the attic.
In order to clean the attic, you will need to use a few items as well. One of these items will include a plastic bag or container that can be sealed off completely. Using a broom and a dustpan, you will need to carefully sweep the droppings on to the dustpan and transfer them into the plastic bag without spreading them all over the room. You may need to exert more effort on the feces that may stick to the surfaces or cut off surfaces that are too soft to scrape them off of. This bag containing feces can then be disposed of in the garbage, incinerated or left to the local authority to dispose of.
The attic will also need to be cleaned thoroughly using soap, water and some disinfectant. This is simply because the spores form the disease causing fungi may have already spread and any traces of the same will need to be completely removed. Using a scrubbing brush and water to scrub the floors and surfaces and washing up all the things that may have had contact with the rat feces will help prevent the spread of diseases.
Once you have taken the precautions and cleaned your attic sufficiently, you should take the right measures to ensure that these rodents don't gain access to that space again by sealing off possible entry points. This will save you from the trouble of having to remove rat feces all over again.