Mice and rats are disgusting creatures. Seeing one occasionally may not seem like a big deal, but there is often one where there is more. There are times when a rodent infestation becomes a problem. When this happens, health risks increase, they can damage property, and they will keep growing. But there are indications you may have a problem. And you can stop the problem before it gets out of hand. That is when you need rodent dropping cleanup in San Diego.
Hazardous to Your Health
Rodent droppings are the primary indication there are mice present. This is not something you want to ignore. Their urine, saliva, and feces can transmit diseases, often through the air. This can cause lung problems and contaminate food and water sources in your home. The fumes can be noxious. Cleaning up the waste and their nest is the goal. This will prevent them from breeding and doing even more damage.
How Do I Know if I Have a Problem?
Rodent droppings are easy to see—small, typically black, droppings that look like rice. You can’t always see urine, but it has a distinct musky smell that increases over time and as they breed. Grease marks are another sign. Mice and rats often travel along walls and baseboards, leaving smudges or grease marks.
Calling in the Professionals
If the problem is minor, you may consider tackling it yourself but do so carefully. Areas impacted by rodent dropping require sanitization and equipment such as respirators. If not sanitized correctly, viruses can remain on the surfaces and cause health risks to people and pets. At Hometown Restoration, we can disinfect locations where there have been:
- Other pests