If you find evidence of mice, rats, or rodents in your home or business in Connecticut it is important to clean up after these nasty critters properly. Although it is rare, according to the CDC, some mice, rats, and rodents have viruses that can cause serious illnesses to people. These rodent borne viruses can infect people if they inhale dirt and dust contaminated with mouse, rat, or rodent urine or droppings. This contaminated dust or dirt can be stirred up into the air by sweeping, dusting, or vacuuming. Connecticut Rodent Extermination offers rodent cleanup. If you do rodent cleanup yourself, after After cleaning you should use a Connecticut licensed mouse, rat, and rodent control company to get rid of your rodent problem.
Here’s some things you can do to minimize you getting infected by a rodent borne virus.
- Make sure you wear latex gloves to protect your hands.
- Mix a solution of 1 part bleach to 9 parts of water or use a store bought solution that says “disinfectant” on the label.
- Do not vacuum, sweep, or dust any areas that have signs of mice, rats, or rodents. This may spread harmful viruses through the air. Use rags, sponges, and mops that have been soaked in the disinfectant solution.
- Thoroughly spray or soak any dead mice, droppings, or nesting areas with disinfectant.
- Wipe down counter tops, cabinets, and drawers. Mop floors, and baseboards.
- Steam clean carpets, rugs, and upholstered furniture.
- Wash clothes and bedding in hot water and detergent. Dry the clothes on high heat, or hang it outside to dry.
- To dispose of contaminated items, including dead mice, put them in a plastic bag. Seal the bag and put it in another bag. Seal the outer bag and put in your garbage can.
- Wash your hands and/or shower with soap and hot water.