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How to Deal with Rodent Droppings in Your Home or Business

How to Deal with Rodent Droppings in Your Home or Business

If you've discovered a rodent infestation in your home or business, it's important to take action immediately. Not only are rodents unsightly and destructive, but they also carry viral diseases which can be transmitted to humans. That's why it's crucial to call a professional cleanup service like Bio-One of Pittsburgh. 


We have the experience and expertise necessary to safely remove all traces of rodent infestations (dead rodents, rat and mice droppings and urine, nesting material, etc) from your property and prevent any health hazards from arising.


Importance of taking action immediately upon discovering rodent droppings


Mice and rat droppings can carry dangerous bacteria and diseases which can be transmitted to humans long after the waste has dried. Additionally, common household pests like the deer mice are quick to reproduce, which can cause infestations and costly problems as a result of their chewing, gnawing, and droppings.

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If you're dealing with rat and mouse droppings in your home or business, call Bio-One. We provide rodent droppings cleanup services for residential and commercial properties. Our team is trained to safely and effectively remove all traces of rodent exposure, so you can rest assured your property is clean and disinfected after a pest control service.


Dangers of rodents and their droppings


Many diseases are directly transmitted by rodents, such as Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) and leptospirosis. Hantavirus is a life-threatening disease that can be contracted through contact with rodent urine or droppings. Leptospirosis is another serious bacterial disease that can be caused by exposure to contaminated water or soil. Both of these diseases can be fatal if not treated promptly.

Rodent-borne diseases are a serious public health concern and should not be taken lightly. If you suspect you may have been exposed to rodents and nesting materials, it is important to seek medical attention. Be sure to practice good hygiene and cleanliness habits to prevent exposure in the first place. Rodent droppings are a health hazard and should be avoided at all costs.


In addition to the diseases mentioned above, rodents can also transmit a number of other illnesses indirectly. For example, if rats or mice infest your home, they can contaminate surfaces with their urine or droppings, which can then lead to infection if you come into contact with these contaminated materials. Rodents can also carry fleas, mites, and ticks, which can all transmit diseases to humans.

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What you can do if you encounter rodent droppings in your home or business


Wear gloves and a mask when cleaning traces of rodents, and wet the droppings with a disinfectant or bleach solution before sweeping them up. Be sure to dispose of the droppings in a sealed plastic bag, and most importantly, wash your hands thoroughly after cleaning. If you have pets, keep them away from the area until it is clean. If you have young children, make sure they do not touch the droppings or walk, crawl or be near the area whatsoever.


If you are allergic to rodents, avoided exposure at all costs. It is important to notice that cleaning up after a rat or mouse infestation without the proper training does not guarantee complete disinfection. If you want to ensure your home or business is disinfected and sanitized properly, call Bio-One for immediate assistance.

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Why it's crucial to call a professional cleanup service like Bio-One


Our trained and certified professionals have the knowledge and experience to properly clean and disinfect your home or business. We use the proper equipment to safely remove all traces of rodent urine and droppings and we can help you prevent future infestations by identifying potential entry points and recommending exclusion methods.



Bio-One of Pittsburgh is always ready to address problems that result from unforeseen circumstances, such as death and critical injury. Our certified technicians are always prepared to help you deal with extreme situations that may be emotionally and physically taxing, allowing you to concentrate on other essential tasks to begin the healing process in a clean environment. Locally owned and operated, we provide:

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Several crime scene cleanup companies may face unexpected, unfortunate life events. Still, Bio-One is the right choice because of our expertise and profoundly caring and discreet specialists.


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Rafael Alemán.

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