The best way to combat rodents in a West Palm Beach home is to keep them from entering in the first place. At Clean & Treat, we use a combination of baits, traps, and a limited application of pesticides to keep each area home free of infestations. Once we implement an on-going service agreement, our service guarantees to make and maintain your home rodent-free.
Unfortunately, a homeowner often waits to call us only after discovering droppings under a sink, or worse, a nest in the garage, attic, or another area of the home. That means the rodents have been inside the West Palm Beach home for some time and our immediate concern shifts from prevention to clean up and removal.
If a rodent infestation goes on long enough, the accumulated feces and urine even affects the insulation in a home as well. The animal waste particularly compacts blown insulation, reducing its effectiveness in keeping a home cool in the summer and increasing utility costs.
Clean & Treat understands that rodent cleanup and elimination from a West Palm Beach home requires more than a commercial vacuum in this situation. The contaminated insulation poses a health risk from rodent-spread diseases like the Hantavirus. Team members don personal protective gear and use rebreathers to keep themselves safe while removing the insulation from attics and walls.
After getting the majority of the contamination out, personnel switch to long-handled scrapers and other hand tools to remove any trace of the insulation. To eliminate the health threat, they clean up any droppings and pools of urine and other fluids. To remove any contaminants mixed with the dust, they use the vacuums again, this time with an attached HEPA filter. These filters are designed to catch and remove all everything, even near-microscopic mold spores.
Finally, they spray the affected areas of the home with an anti-bacterial agent to sanitize the attic, crawlspace, and wall cavities. After the spray dries, the homeowner can replace the insulation at her convenience.
If you suspect you may have a rodent problem with your home, call Clean & Treat today at (561) 842-4700 to set up a visit from one of our inspectors. Prevention is far cheaper and easier to accomplish than cleaning up afterward.