How do I clean rodent feces out of my attic?
Cleaning the attic after an infestation of rodents is a very essential thing that has to be conducted as soon as possible. After infestation, the attic will have lots of droppings and urine, nests, dead rodents at times, issue with the air ducts and so many other issues. Rehabilitating the attic is something that has to be done as carefully and effectively as possible. You will have to clean it up and disinfect the whole attic so as to make the attic hygienic and safe if you ever have to use it in future.
Before the cleanup and after, you will have to be very cautious. Before you start cleaning, you have to remove all the rodents and then seal up all entry points and exit ways that were being used by the rodents. You should trap all rodents for as long as it takes so as to make sure that you get each and every one of them. When you notice no more captures are being made after a reasonable period of time and you don’t see any other signs of infestation freshly left behind, then the infestation may have been possibly eliminated.
After some time also, the nesting material, the urine and the fecal matter doesn’t have any infections that can be passed to you. Before you start, you need to make sure that the entire space is well ventilated. Make sure that you allow fresh air in for around 30 minutes before. You can also use cross ventilation and make sure that you are not in the attic during the period.
Clean up the droppings and the urine first. Don’t stir the dust by vacuuming or sweeping the nesting materials, the urine or the droppings. You need to wear gloves made of vinyl, latex or rubber during the process, spray the droppings and urine with a mixture of bleach and water or disinfectant and leave it to soak for some five minutes. Follow all the instructions on the label.
A paper towel can now be used to pick the droppings and dispose. Disinfect items that may have been contaminated with the droppings and urine and then clean out the whole attic and disinfect it thoroughly. Besides the disinfection, you can use products that also have scent that will remove unpleasant smell of rodent droppings so your attic can smell nice once again.
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