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Rodent Droppings

Cleanup Services

Steri-Clean Inc. | Rodent Clean up Services

The most common call for rodent clean up we receive is for mice and rats. These rodents can easily find their way into our homes through openings as small as the eraser on the end of a pencil. The most commons areas we clean are attics, basements, and crawlspaces, as well as kitchens and inside cupboards. The serious threat of Hantavirus is very real, and is fatal to humans about 40% of the time it is contracted. There are 4 types of rodents that can carry the hantavirus, the most common being the deer mouse, followed by the cotton rat, rice rat, and the white footed mouse. The problem is, how to we know which type of rodents we have, and if they are affected? We don't! Even if one out of 100 are affected, you can still be in real danger. Hantavirus, and other diseases and bacteria can be spread through the air, or by direct contact. If an untrained person cleans a residence or autombile where rodents have habited, they need to know how to protect themselves. For small rodent clean up concerns, one of our trained rodent decontamination experts can walk you through how to do this yourself.


For larger, more complex jobs it is highly recommended to let the professionals at Steri-Clean properly clean and apply the appropriate disinfectant to all affected surfaces.

Diseases Transmitted By Rodents

Diseases directly transmitted by rodents

  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome

  • Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome

  • Lassa Fever

  • Leptospirosis

  • Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis (LCM)

  • Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever

  • Plague

  • Rat-Bite Fever

  • Salmonellosis

  • South American Arenaviruses (Argentine hemorrhagic fever, Bolivian hemorrhagic fever, Sabiá-associated hemorrhagic fever, Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever)

  • Tularemia

Diseases indirectly transmitted by rodents 

  • Babesiosis

  • Colorado Tick Fever

  • Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

  • Human Granulocytic 

  • Anaplasmosis

  • La Crosse Encephalitis

  • Lyme Disease

  • Murine Typhus

  • Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever

  • Powassan Virus

  • Scrub Typhus

  • Rickettsialpox

  • Relapsing Fever

  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

  • Sylvatic Typhus

  • West Nile Virus

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