Nueces County, Corpus Christi Rat Control Situation:
I was wondering what enzme-based cleaner you use to fog for urine. We are in the throes of cleanup & I was wondering what you use. We have a lake cottage in Corpus Christi TX, had the pest-control folks out to seal the perimeter, but it wasn't a very good job. So, I'm back at it myself. With foam, hardware cloth, flashing, and mortar in my toolkit. For the interior, we removed the ceiling and insulation to exposed the rafters and disposed of all of the material. So far, I've used odo-ban as a disinfectant, but I want to get at the remnants with an enzyme-based cleaner. We usually use the stuff from the pet store, but I'm not sure if that's adequate for this effort. I then plan on sealing the stains with Zinsser's Perma-guard to seal any remnants in the wood. Thoughts?
Hi david my name is Christine and we have a rental property that has a mouse or rat problem. I removed a large screen tv and there was a ton of feces urine and a live mouse. I have a feeling there's more because it smells really bad. How can we sterilize the floors and other areas ourselves? If you have any suggestions please let me know. Thank you
David, I appreciate your web site very much. You look delighted at getting these crummy critters to die! I found a small critter hole when I was spraying for insects the other day. We have been so careful to seal up everything but they made a tiny space in an outside corner that goes under the house by the kitchen sink. I have put some de tour rodent repellent at the entrance and have set 4 traps outside in some landscape bait stations. The problem is that I feed the birds, I love the birds. So the feed is in a large locked deck box right where they have made their entrance to the foundation. They have not got into the box but have chewed on the outside. And we live in The Woodlands, Texas. Yes, woods everywhere and critters too. We have it all here hawks, owls, birds, coyotes, bobcats, deer. The question is this... Is this best handled by a pro or can I handle this myself if I just get active and stay consistent?
Corpus Christi Rat Control Tip of The Week
The Proper Way To Clean Rat Feces Out Of Your Attic
If you already know the dangers of having rat feces in your attic and coming in contact with it, you are most likely going to get scared and confused about how to clean it. When it comes to cleaning rat feces, you can't afford to do it the wrong way. Refusal to follow the due process might cost you more of what you are trying to prevent.
Since rat feces is a major carrier of bacteria and other disease-causing organisms, the first thing you need to do when planning to clean out the feces from your attic is to protect yourself appropriately. To do this, you need to start by ventilating your attic for as long as possible before entering. By doing this, you are simply expelling the contaminated air and allowing fresh air to go in. This protects you from breathing air that is contaminated with rat feces while in the attic. Also, you need to have equipment such as a facial mask, gloves, plastic bags, and a strong disinfectant in place before going ahead to clean your attic.
Just like every other part of your home, cleaning your attic is not that difficult. Provided you have all the supplies listed above, you will find it quite easy to do. To start, wear your facial mask and gloves properly and carefully pack the feces into the plastic bag. After that, dispose of the plastic bag safely.
When you are done with that, you need to soak the floor of your attic with a disinfectant and then scrub the floor until all the remaining feces are removed. Leave the disinfectant on the floor for 10 minutes to allow it to kill all the pathogens and bacteria deposited by the rat. After doing all this, your attic will be completely pathogen and bacteria-free.
If you find any of these is difficult to do, you can hire a professional to help you out with the cleaning.