It’s very common to find evidence of rodents in your home or office, especially during colder months and when buildings around you are doing construction. While it’s fairly easy to get rid of a few mice and rats with exterminators, traps and sealing holes, a full rodent infestation can be extremely dangerous. If you are living in a hoarding situation or have extreme clutter, you may not even know they are there. These are some of the rodent infestation health risks.
Rodent infestation can lead to diseases
Once of the major rodent infestation health risks is the spread of diseases. According to the CDC, rats, and mice spread 35+ diseases which can be spread to humans both directly and indirectly. One of the most severe diseases is hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. This is a respiratory disease that occurs throughout North and South America and can be spread through breathing in contaminated dust with rodent droppings or urine, direct contact with rodents, or bite wounds. Another disease to be aware of is leptospirosis. This is a bacterium that is found all over the world. Leptospirosis can be spread by ingesting food or water that is contaminated with urine from infected animals.
In order to live in a safe environment, you must be diligent about taking care of unsanitary living conditions. Excessive animal feces and vermin/insect infestations can be dangerous and lead to an unsafe home. It can also put you at risk of contracting a number of different diseases. The best ways to prevent infestations are through sealing up holes (both inside and out), trapping rodents, and eliminating clutter/disposing of trash on a frequent basis. If you are still finding evidence of rodents in your home, it may be time to bring in professional cleaners.
Rodents can be difficult to detect
It’s important to note that rodents are very good at chewing holes and getting through tiny spaces. They often chew through walls, floorboards, and through furniture in order to access food and warmth. This makes it very difficult to detect an infestation, especially if there is excessive clutter.
One of the easiest ways to detect mice and rats if you don’t happen to catch them scurrying across the floor is through their droppings. They are notorious for leaving droppings wherever they go and it’s easy to detect how fresh these droppings are. Make sure to keep an eye out behind furniture, in the corners of rooms, and in drawers in the kitchen.
How professional bioremediation cleaners can help
Sometimes life can get overwhelming and things can get out of control at home. If you find yourself living or working in a space with evidence of a rodent infestation, it’s important to bring in a bioremediation professional cleaning company. At Xtreme Cleaners, our team of experts provides professional assistance while being extremely discrete.
Disposing of dead rodents and cleaning up after an infestation requires specific knowledge and careful cleaning. Professional cleaning companies like Xtreme use special precautions and training in order to make your space safe again. If you or someone you know needs help cleaning a rodent infestation in Louisiana, call us at (800) 524-9591.