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How do I clean rodent feces out of my attic?

The sad fact of life is that no matter what steps you try to take to keep your house and your family safe and secure, there were going to be those instances where someone or something will try to figure out how to get into your house and will be successful. Whether it is a world-class burglar or a small little critter, there will be instances where something will gain access into your house.

One of the most common issues that many face is when a rodent is able to get into their attic. Because this is the location that is rarely paid to do by most homeowners, it affords the great opportunity for one of these little critters to gain access, set up their home, and lived there in virtual solitude. Add to it the fact that many people store such things as clothing and books in there, and it is easy to see how easy it would be for them to make a nest and live comfortably there.

The problem you face is that once you gotten rid of a critter like this that has been living in your attic, you have only resolved part of the problem. Most rodents carry diseases and parasites with them that pose a real risk to your family as a whole, and so you need to take precautionary steps to ensure that you have cleaned up any potential health problems that could arise. This may make you wonder how you clean rodent feces out of your attic?

Before taking any steps at all, the first thing that you need to do is to protect yourself. This means before entering the attic to clean you should put on thick layers of clothing, boots, heavy gloves, a surgical mask, and goggles. This will keep any of your exposed skin from potentially being invaded by the pathogens inside the waste. This is a precaution you must take first!

Next, most people turn to the idea of sweeping this waste up. That is not a good idea at all. This poses serious health risk for you because as you are sweeping you are actually stirring parasites into the air. That could be dangerous.

The better option is that if you have a vacuum that uses a canister style container, then this is what you need to use. This will cause you to suck up the particles without having to worry about them getting back into the air through the vacuum cleaner bag.

Once you have sucked up the waste, you will need to use a cleaner that is designed to treat animal urine and feces so that the bacteria, diseases, and parasites are killed. These compounds are made to not only treat directly on the surface of the wood, but also treat inside the wood is well.

As an additional safety precaution, if the feces is on or near your insulation, then you will have to throw it away and replace it. It is too much of a risk not to do so. Read more: Rat Control, Get Rats Out of the Attic, Rat Trapping, Rats in the Ceiling, Rat Feces.

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