Cleaning the mess left by a wildlife infestation will not be that simple. If they have been living in your attic for a very long time, they have possibly accumulated a significant number of wastes in your attic. The level of damages and contamination will depend upon the length of their stay in your house. If you managed to thwart the infestation during the early stage, only a minimal amount of spot treatment coupled with the elimination of soiled insulation is needed.
A Complete Guide on Cleaning the New Jersey Animal Waste in Your Attic
After we have discussed the various dangers associated with the feces of the wild Newark animals, you need to remind yourself to be careful when cleaning their droppings. Start by wearing the appropriate clothes such as long sleeves, gloves, and face mask to avoid direct contact. You should also wear shoes with improved traction to avoid slipping.
Before you start cleaning your attic, you will have to improve the circulation of air. Open the windows that leads to the outside. This will encourage the fresh air to circulate in your attic. Mix bleach with water and place it in a spray bottle. Directly spray the solution on the dried droppings. This will prevent the parasitic protozoan to be carried through the air. Leave the room for at least 5 minutes. Avoid mixing the bleach with ammonia since this can create a toxic gas. Preparation is necessary to gauge the severity of your issue. This will help you determine if you will be fully capable of eliminating not only the droppings but also the dangers that come with it.
During the Cleaning
Be sure that your kids and your pets will stay out of the attic since they may be exposed to the health threats of the wild animals’ feces. Avoid using vacuum, it will release the fungal and bacterial spores in the air. The better way to remove the feces is through manual labor. Scrape the droppings on the surface and place it in a garbage bag. You should also remove the contaminated insulation materials and dispose it together with the fecal matters.
Avoid using bleach on the furniture or any delicate object. You may need to purchase an enzyme spray to remove the feces on these things. You need to be very discerning when looking for the right cleaning solution in the market since some of them will not work. Use a brush to remove the stains of the droppings. For the hard to remove stains, you may use a baking soda to eliminate them. If all else fail, it is time for you to repaint your attic.
After the Cleaning
Once done, you need to dispose the wastes. Place the garbage bag into another garbage bag then seal it. You should also dispose the gloves and the mask that you used. Thoroughly washed the clothes you wear to ensure that all pathogens will be killed. Seal the entry points in your attic to ensure that you will not have to deal with this situation again.
By following this guide, we hope that you will be able to complete the grueling cleaning task on your own. If you don’t have the time to do it, let the professionals help you deal with your problem.
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