Rodent Control Company – Proofing & Removal Services
The best approach to rodent control is to deny rats, mice or other vermin access to your home, business or structure. The following are some basic steps a home or business owner can take to “rodent proofing” your home, or you can just call the experts at Specialty Insulation NW to come out and give you a hand.
Be Careful During Clean Up & Removal
Once rodent activity has been detected it is important to exercise precaution with the clean up. Rodent droppings can contain many diseases, fleas, mites and even the Hanta Virus. Hanta Virus in particular has the potential to be very dangerous or even fatal. This virus is often contracted by:
- Breathing in contaminated urine, droppings or nesting materials.
- Touching your eyes, nose or mouth after having contact with a contaminated area.
When cleaning an area which has had contact with the rodent infestation, we recommend first rinsing and wetting down the entire area with hot, soapy water and a disinfectant of your choice. Once you have completely disinfected the space then wipe up with a wet rag or sponge. If you decide to vacuum the droppings always use a vacuum with a HEPA filter. Specialty Insulation NW always recommends wearing a HEPA filter mask and gloves while cleaning. Always be sure to thoroughly wash or dispose of any clothing, materials or extremity which has had contact with the contaminated area when done.
- Source: King County Public Health – How to get rid of rats
Specialty Insulation NW’s Approach To Rodent Control
Specialty Insulation NW takes a different a different approach to rodent control. Rather than just removing the problem and cleaning up, it is our intent to help you prevent an infestation by identifying ways a rodent can enter your home. Rodents are capable of fitting through any opening it can push it’s head through. While completing our inspection we bear in mind that a mouse can fit it’s head through a hole the size of a dime.