Welcome to Pest Animal Dutchess County! We are a wildlife removal company servicing Dutchess County, NY. We are a family run unit, and we take great pride in our pledge to customer care of an excellent standard. Our company has been voted as the metropolitan area’s number one wildlife control company for three years running, and we’ve got over a decade of experience backing us. We pride ourselves on a level of customer service that is second-to-none, treating our customers in exactly the same way we would like to be treated - with respect, and courteously. We’re available for emergencies - a middle of the night bat colony find, for example - and we can even take on longer-term jobs. We work 24/7 because we know those pesky pests won’t take a day off! And we don't just remove the wildlife either, we have a speciality in professional-standard building and home repairs to keep those wild critters out for good. That’s in both commercial and residential properties - we’re fully licensed and insured for both, and our technicians carry commercial liability insurance also. We can remove dead animals from inside and outside of buildings, and we will also dispose of any matter, including biological waste. Not only that, we can help you with our odor control services. Why not get in touch with our free phone handlers, available 24/7, for a free quote or some wildlife control advice today? Call us now at 845-206-0490 for your Dutchess County wildlife control needs.
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If you have experienced a rodent infestation in your attic, you know that something has to be done about cleaning up the mess they left. It’s a nasty job at best, but what is the best way to rid your attic of rodent urine and droppings?
What to Wear
First of all, you’ll want to properly attire yourself before you even start. Wear heavy-duty plastic or rubber gloves and preferably long sleeves. You may want to wear a face mask, too, as breathing in the dust and airborne particles from the dried urine and droppings from infected animals can transmit disease to you. It wouldn’t hurt to wear disposable shoe coverings also, such as those worn by doctors during surgery.
Tackling the Job
If your attic has insulation in it where the rodents have been, you may want to consider removing it and replacing it with new insulation. A costly job, I know, but if the insulation has been heavily urinated and defecated on, it may be your only choice. Once you have the insulation out, then you can begin to clean the floor. Or, if there was no insulation on the attic floor, you’re one step ahead here.
First, begin by spraying everything that has feces and urine on it with a good strong disinfectant. Three tablespoons of bleach in a gallon of hot water makes a good, inexpensive disinfectant. Or you can use a commercial disinfectant such as Lysol® or the type used in hospitals. Cover each surface thoroughly where the droppings are and let it set for about half an hour so it can do its job. Then take a wet mop and mop the entire area.
What Not to Do
Don’t use a broom or vacuum cleaner to clean up rodent feces. They create dust, which in turn can spread viruses around if any of the rodents were diseased. Always just clean with a wet mop or rags.
When you have thoroughly mopped everything good, you may have a pile of droppings to dispose of. Use something disposable to carefully sweep them up into a doubled plastic bag. Then put it in the trash. Use a bag that is heavy plastic, so that holes don’t get poked in it, allowing the droppings to fall out. Either throw away the mop you used, or put it into the washing machine with more disinfectant and wash it good before using anywhere else. Wash your gloved hands, then throw away the gloves and wash your bare hands thoroughly.