Jessica has a one-acre property in the mountains near Palm Desert. She intends to put the property, including her home, on the market for sale in the fall. While living in the residence, Jessica used one of the bedrooms and the garage for storage. While preparing the property for sale, Jessica discovered a rodent and rodent dropping issue in the bedroom and garage – and likely other areas in the residence an on the property.
Jessica engaged the services of an exterminator to deal with the rodent problem at her home. In addition, Jessica elected to consider her options regarding rodent dropping cleanup at the residence. Jessica weighed and balanced the up and down sides of hiring a professional rodent dropping cleaning service, like Eco Bear.
Benefits of Hiring a Professional for Rodent Dropping Cleanup
There are some significant benefits associated with hiring a biohazard remediation professional for rodent dropping cleanup:
- Safety: Removing rodent droppings can be dangerous if not done properly. Professionals have the right equipment and training to remove the droppings and sanitize the affected area safely. They wear protective gear and use specialized equipment to ensure the area is safe for humans and pets.
- Thoroughness: Professionals have the experience and knowledge to thoroughly clean and decontaminate the affected area. They are equipped to identify the extent of the infestation and take the necessary steps to remove all droppings and other contaminants. They also use specialized products and techniques to sanitize the area and prevent the spreading of diseases and infections.
- Time-saving: Cleaning up rodent droppings can be time-consuming, especially if the infestation is severe. Hiring a professional can save you time and allow you to focus on other important tasks. Professionals are trained to work efficiently and quickly so that you can return to your normal routine as soon as possible.
- Prevention: Professionals can help identify the source of the rodent infestation and recommend measures to prevent future infestations, such as sealing entry points and removing potential food sources. They also use products and techniques that deter rodents from returning to the area, ensuring the problem is dealt with effectively.
- Peace of mind: Knowing that a professional has thoroughly cleaned and sanitized the affected area can give you peace of mind and reduce the stress and anxiety associated with a rodent infestation. Professional cleaners use specialized equipment and techniques to ensure that the affected area is completely sanitized and free of contaminants. You can rest assured that your property is safe and health hazards-free.
Basic Steps Associated With Safe and Comprehensive Rodent Dropping Cleanup
It is important to stress that professional rodent dropping remediation is highly recommended; understanding the steps of that remediation process is useful:
- Open all doors and windows to provide ventilation: Ensure proper ventilation in the space before cleaning. This will help to minimize your exposure to any airborne particles.
- Wear gloves and a mask to protect against airborne particles: Wear gloves and a mask to protect yourself from any airborne particles that may be present in the air. This will help to reduce the risk of inhaling any harmful substances.
- Spray the droppings a disinfectant or a mixture of bleach and water: Spray the droppings with a disinfectant or a mixture of bleach and water. This will help to kill any bacteria or viruses that may be present in the droppings.
- Let the disinfectant sit for about 10 minutes to ensure it kills any bacteria or viruses: Allow the disinfectant to sit for about 10 minutes to ensure that it has enough time to kill any harmful bacteria or viruses that may be present.
- Use paper towels or rags to pick up the droppings and dispose of them in a plastic bag: Use paper towels or rags to carefully pick up the droppings, ensuring that you do not stir up any dust or particles. Dispose of the droppings in a plastic bag.
- Wipe down the area with disinfectant or bleach solution: After disposing of the droppings, use a disinfectant or bleach solution to wipe down the area thoroughly. This will help kill any remaining bacteria or viruses and ensure the area is clean and safe.
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after cleanup: After completing the cleanup, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. This will help to remove any remaining bacteria or viruses from your hands and reduce the risk of infection.
Cost of Professional Rodent Dropping Cleanup
A stark reality in this day and age, in California and elsewhere across the United States, is unfair pricing associated with biohazard remediation, including rodent dropping cleanup. One of the reasons Jessica settled on Eco Bear for her needs was that our company is committed to transparent pricing. There are no hidden fees, and no payments from clients are made until Eco Bear has completed a rodent dropping cleanup job.
In the case of this cleanup, Eco Bear assigned three people to this particular rodent dropping remediation. The length of the cleanup was one day. The total cost of the comprehensive rodent dropping cleanup was $2,400. This included all aspects of the rodent dropping cleanup, including the appropriate disposal of all waste collected during the process.