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Rodents - How Bio-One Can Help You Clean After a Rodent Infestation

Rodents - How Bio-One Can Help You Clean After a Rodent Infestation

Mice, rats, and other rodents are some of the most common pests in the world, as they thrive in various habitats. Rodents are attracted to human settlements because of the food and shelter, especially during cold weather, which poses a problem for homeowners, as rodents can carry viral diseases and cause structural damage to properties.


Bio-One is here to help if you are dealing with a rat or mice infestation. Our professionals are trained to safely and effectively remove dead rodents, rodent urine and feces, and any nesting materials from your home or business.


What are rodents, and why do they pose a problem for homeowners?


Rodents are small animals that have long been a nuisance to humans. These pests can damage property, contaminate food, and spread diseases. Rodents also tend to be very good at hiding, making their way through crawl spaces and the tiniest gaps, making them difficult to control.


There are many different types of rodents, including deer, mice, rats, squirrels, chipmunks, and voles. All rodents have four things in common: they have small bodies covered with fur or hair; they have strong teeth for gnawing and chewing; they have long tails, and they are quick in reproducing.

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By chewing on wood, insulation, wiring, and other materials, rodents can cause considerable structural damage to houses and properties. They can also contaminate food by leaving droppings in pantries, cupboards, and countertops.


But the biggest concern when it comes to dealing with rodents is the numerous diseases that can be harmful to humans. Rodent control and prevention are fundamental to protecting humans from any potential bacterial disease like Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), Salmonellosis, and Lyme Disease.


Learn more: 

CDC - Diseases directly transmitted by rodents & Diseases indirectly transmitted by rodents.


If you are struggling with a rat or mice infestation in your home or business, you should hire a professional pest control company to help you eliminate these bothersome creatures from the perimeters. Unfortunately, many companies do not take care of the dead rodent cleanup process and the aftermath of an infestation.


At this point, you should consider hiring a professional cleaning company like Bio-One to disinfect and decontaminate the areas where rodent excrement, rodent urine, mouse poop, rat droppings, and dead rodents may have been present. Even nesting material (contaminated cardboard boxes, for example) can transmit diseases if not removed properly.


What are some common problems that homeowners face in a rodent infestation?


If left unchecked, a rat or mice infestation can quickly become overwhelming and put your home at risk for serious health complications and potential damage to the home.

Rodents are notorious for chewing and burrowing through materials like wood, drywall, and insulation in order to gain access to food or shelter. This can cause significant structural damage over time and create openings where other pests or moisture can enter your home.


Another common problem associated with infestations is the contamination of food and belongings. Rodent exposure may result in various diseases and parasites that can be transmitted through direct contact or contaminated food or surfaces.


If left uncontrolled, rodents can multiply rapidly and cause significant damage to your home in a short amount of time. Additionally, a large infestation can be difficult to control and may require the help of a professional pest control service to eradicate fully.

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What are some tips for preventing rodent infestations in your home?


The first step towards preventing a rat or mice infestation in your home is to keep your house clean and tidy. Remove any piles of clutter or trash from around your home, as this can provide shelter for rodents and make it easier for them to access your property undetected. Maintain floors and other areas of the house clean with warm water and a commercial disinfectant or bleach solution.

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Learn more:

CDC - Cleaning up after rodents.


Additionally, you should seal up any holes or cracks that may be providing an entryway for rodents. Finally, consider using a commercial rodent repellent or deterrent in areas where you frequently see signs of pests. This can include using mothballs near areas where rodents congregate, displaying strips of aluminum foil around the perimeter of your home, or placing screens over any vents or other areas where rodents may sneak through.


While these tips can help to reduce the risk of infestations, it is always important to be vigilant and contact a pest control professional if you suspect that your home has been invaded by rats, mice, or other rodents. A qualified expert will be able to identify any potential entry points for rodents and recommend the best course of action for preventing a future infestation.


How can Bio-One help you clean up rodent droppings and stay safe from rodent exposure?


Rodents can be a significant nuisance and health hazard, especially if they are living in or around your property. They contaminate surfaces with their urine and feces, spreading harmful bacteria that can lead to the transmission of rodent-borne diseases such as typhus, hantavirus, and salmonellosis.


If you suspect an infestation on your home or business property, it is wise to hire a professional rodent control company. Bio-One specializes in safe, thorough mouse droppings removal and decontamination services along with odor removal.


We understand the health hazards associated with a potential rat or mouse infestation and can help you address this problem quickly and safely. Our technicians are highly trained, experienced in cleaning up waste materials, and can offer advice on how to keep your property rodent-free in the future.



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Bio-One is the finest choice for assisting victims and their families if a suicide, homicide, unattended death, crime scene, or traumatic situation occurs. In addition to emergency services, Bio-One, a locally-owned company, also offers biohazard cleanup services for commercial and residential properties. 


We understand that biohazardous material can be a great source of stress for property owners, so we work quickly and efficiently to minimize the disruption it causes.


We collaborate with local law enforcement, neighborhoods, emergency services personnel, victim support organizations, hoarding task forces, apartment complexes, insurance company carriers, and others to provide the best service possible.

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We proudly serve the following San Diego County, CA cities and surrounding communities: Cardiff, Del Mar, Descanso, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Julian, La Jolla, Lakeside, Mount Laguna, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, Santee, and Solana Beach.

Bio-One of Poway is a proud member of the Poway Chamber of Commerce. We are available 24/7 to provide a trustworthy, reliable hoarding cleanup service. 


Our rodent droppings cleanup specialists have the expertise and equipment necessary to remove and safely dispose of mold from your home or office. Give us a call at 858-261-4527. Bio-One is here for you.

Published by:

Rafael Alemán.

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