After a pest infestation occurs in your home, the health hazards aren't gone just because the animals or bugs are. They can leave waste and droppings which can be both unsightly and unsanitary. By properly cleaning up after your house has been cleared of pests can help ensure that your home is both clean and comfortable again.
After a rodent infestation, it's absolutely necessary to clean up any droppings that may remain, as they can carry a wide variety of different types of diseases. Instead of using a vacuum or a broom, which can cause dust and particles from the droppings to spread into the air, you should instead use gloves and wet paper towel to remove any droppings. In order to protect yourself, you should wear gloves and a face mask (goggles are recommended as well, but are not strictly necessary to protect yourself). Dispose of the droppings (as well as any nesting material or dead rodents which may remain) in a plastic bag. It may be a good idea to put the bag into another bag to prevent anything from falling out. After you've removed all physical debris which may remain after an infestation, you should also wipe down every surface which were exposed to droppings or where rodents may have come into contact with, such as along baseboards or underneath furniture. Use a mixture of half bleach and half warm water and a sponge or paper towel to disinfect those areas
Insect infestations are much easier to clean up after than rodents are, as you can use a vacuum or a broom to remove any shells, bodies, or waste that may remain within your home without risk of spreading diseases. However, even after vacuuming up any remaining material waste, you should also make an effort to disinfect any surfaces that insects were on using simple soap and water. This accomplishes two things: firstly, it helps sanitize any bacteria that may be still in your home, and helps you feel more comfortable after an infestation. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, it eliminates the scent of insects within your home. While you can't smell it, many insects leave behind a pheromone trail which allows other insects to follow them. This means that if you don't end up wiping down the surfaces of your home, you may increase the risk of another infestation occurring in the near future.
For more information or assistance, contact a pest control service.