Finding dried rat feces is the last thing any house owner would wish for. However, how many of us know the exact dangers associated with rat droppings? Yes, that’s right - rodent droppings are not as harmless as you would assume. In fact, if not handled properly, they can very quickly turn into your worst nightmare!
If you are dealing with a rodent infestation problem in your home or business and are looking at remediating them, you need to know exactly what you are dealing with and the safety measures you must take.
Identifying Rodent Droppings
The first thing you need to know is how to distinguish between rodent droppings and droppings from other kinds of pest. The most common ones that you are likely to encounter after an infestation are rodent, mice, and cockroach droppings. Remember that cockroach excrement is smaller, and nearly not as harmful as rodent droppings. Therefore, upon inspection, make sure that you are dealing with rodent droppings before you proceed.
Rodent Droppings - The Dangers
Rodent droppings are extremely dangerous! They can contaminate food, cause allergic reactions, and even transmit bacteria and diseases in you and your loved ones. They have particles that can enter your nasal passages and result in infection of one sort or the other. Moreover, some rodent species also have Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) associated with them. This means that the droppings, saliva, and urine of such rodents could lead to you contracting the illness. Although it is not a common occurrence, contracting HPS can lead to death if left untreated.
Dealing with Rodent Droppings
We suggest you to not handle rodent droppings at home, especially if you do not have the right protective gear. This is mainly because even the slight disturbance of rodent droppings can cause the HPS virus as well as any other potential diseases to be airborne, making it easier for you to get sick.
Therefore, the best way to deal with rat droppings is to leave it to the professionals! At Bio One, we have just the knowledge and expertise to help clean your house of rodent droppings, without you having to put your health to risk.
Bio-One’s rodent dropping clean-up services specialize in the removal, decontamination and disinfection of animal waste in Tucson Area. Rodents are more than bothersome creatures. Rats, mice, bats and pigeons - common household pests - can transmit viral diseases via unattended urine, feces and saliva. Often, their bacterium is airborne and can affect food and water sources found in homes and businesses. Several diseases can be found in rodent droppings, including leptospirosis, a bacterial disease commonly found in food and water sources; arenavirus, a viral disease that can cause extreme sickness; and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, also a viral disease contracted through contact with rodent droppings.
Our technicians can properly remove rodent waste and disinfect areas affected by rats, mice, bats, pigeons, cockroaches and other rodents. Although dry and longstanding, these droppings can still carry bacteria and parasites, especially in badly ventilated areas.