Decontamination and Odor Removal
Wildlife removal and exclusion are the first steps to dealing with a wildlife infestation problem. But after that, what next? The droppings and urine left behind by these nuisance critters pose severe health risks to pets and humans. What’s more, the horrible odor from their waste can linger for months.
The severity of this problem typically depends on the type of animal species involved, the number of animals present, and how long they lived there. That’s why proper decontamination and odor removal are essential to eliminate pathogens and terrible smells.
Metro Wildlife and Pest Control offer decontamination and odor removal services to residents of South Carolina, North Carolina; Savannah, Georgia; and Jacksonville, Florida. This post explores what decontamination and odor removal are all about.
The primary purpose of decontamination is to remove waste materials left behind by nuisance materials. These waste materials include droppings, urine, and nesting materials, as they can serve as a source of several diseases.
Our decontamination process at Metro Wildlife and Pest Control involves:
- Identity infected areas
More often than not, regions of high wildlife activity usually contain the most waste. These areas may be in the attic, chimney, or under the basement. Taking the time to identify these areas is necessary for complete decontamination and odor removal.
- Remove solid waste
The next step is to scrape solid waste like droppings and nesting materials. Ensure that you put on gloves, a mask, and appropriate clothing to prevent contact with pathogens. Why? Pathogens like histoplasmosis, rat-bite fever, leptospirosis, and more are usually transmitted through animal waste. The waste should be securely stored in a plastic bag and disposed of appropriately through the waste collector.
- Vacuum smaller wastes
Some smaller waste might be stuck in corners and hard-to-reach places. A high-powered vacuum can be used to remove them.
- Apply disinfectant
While removing waste removes most pathogens, some might remain due to their microscopic nature. That’s why an enzyme-based cleaner should be used to kill the remaining microscopic pathogens.
From droppings to urine to bodily fluids, wildlife leave behind a horrible odor that can linger even after removing the nuisance animal. Unfortunately, this lingering odor reduces the air quality of your property.
Odor removal is crucial because it helps rid your property of this lingering odor. Deodorizers absorb these putrid odors from the air. Examples of natural deodorizers include vinegar, coffee filter, coffee ground, baking soda, and charcoal briquettes. These deodorizers work by absorbing lingering odor from your property.
Decontamination and Odor Removal with Metro Wildlife and Pest Control
Do you need complete wildlife removal, decontamination, and odor removal services? Metro Wildlife and Pest Control are the best in providing these services. Over the years, we have handled thousands of decontamination and odor removal in commercial and residential properties in SC, NC, Savannah, GA, and Jacksonville, FL.
Trust us today to get rid of wildlife for good, avoid pathogens that pose health risks to you and your family, and restore the fresh smell to your property!
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