It is so important that you clean up after a rodent infestation. Not just for the smell, but for your health. Rats spread diseases in their urine, feces, and saliva. Touching a contaminated surface or breathing in the air around it could make you very sick. Get rid of the rats on your property, then disinfect your space from top to bottom. Deep cleaning with the right solutions will get rid of the smell and keep you safe. Call The Exterminators if you need help. We provide effective rat removal and pest-proofing services in the GTA.
Safety first: put on a pair of gloves and a mask before you do any cleaning. Ventilate the space, as well. Let in lots of fresh air and be ready to let the space air out when you are done cleaning. Next, prepare your disinfecting solution. Mix one part bleach with 10 parts water or use a commercial disinfecting spray. Spray all the urine, droppings, and dirtied surfaces with the disinfectant and wait 10 minutes. Then, pick up the feces with a paper towel and throw them out. Do the same thing for rat carcasses. Disinfect the area again.
The next thing you should do is to disinfect whole area. Mop your floors, countertops, and baseboards with the bleach solution. Steam clean carpets, rugs, and upholstered furniture. You should also wash any bedding or clothing that you think may have come in contact with rats. If you come across any nests, throw those out in a sealed plastic bag. Dirtied insulation will have to be thrown out. Leave the area when you are done cleaning and let it ventilate. Surfaces are safe for use once they have dried. Throw out your gloves and mask in the garbage with everything else.
Hire a Professional for Removal and Disinfection
The trouble with cleaning up after rats is that they often burrow in the walls, where you can’t clean. This causes the smell to linger and for the moisture to cause mold. Make sure that the infestation is finished by calling in a professional. A technician can inspect your property, then pest-proof it so no more rats get inside. Many businesses offer disinfection services as well, in which they use foggers that can reach deep into walls and other voids that need disinfection. This gets rid of germs and neutralizes odours. Professional disinfection is very effective.
Call us today for an inspection. Our technicians are thoroughly experienced in dealing with rats and would be happy to help you out. We can get rid of rats very quickly and suppress their population outdoors. We use high quality pest control and disinfection products. Our technicians can clean up your space, so the smell goes away and you won’t have to worry. In addition, we offer pest-proofing services in which we seal off every potential entry point, so this never happens again. Call us now if you have any questions.