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  • 1. Attic Cleaning Services | Insulation Removal | Rodent Removal 206 5717580 http://www.ampmexterminators.com/Attic-crawlspace-restoration.php Pest exterminators traps and removes any unwanted rodents, including squirrels. Rat mice Problems Can be Caused damage,when Rats mice in a home or building? Insulation Removal & Installation, Crawlspace / Attic Cleanouts & Odor Control Rodents can also cause damage by chewing and gnawing on building systems like electrical wiring, doors, and weather strip. Since most home fires are caused by electrical problems, and rodents like to chew on wires, rodents can represent a significant risk to your home and family. Rodent dropping can also carry Hanta Virus as well as other allergens, toxins, and bacteria. Rat, Mice, and Rodent Pest Control Services and Rodent Proofing Service includes: Rodent Pest Control Assessment Trapping all the rodents in the a home or building and attic or crawlspace The Removal of the Trapped rodents rat mice squirrels. Rodent, rat and mice trapping, we will use our humane live trapping traps to humanely trap the rodents, then we will relocate them to the local wildlife refuge. We never like to just trap out the rats. We always recommend that you use Exterminators Rodent Proofing and Repair service. What they do is go inside the house, attic, under the house(Crawlspace), on the roof, and close, or seal up (proofing) all the openings so that no more rats, rodents, or mice can enter the house. Repairs, Rat Proofing, and or Preventative Maintenance may be needed to keep those pesky animals out, and are not typically included in the basic rodent pest control service. Rodent Pest Control and Rat Proofing Specialist will advise accordingly. Rodent management, control, removal, and elimination begins with a thorough inspection of the structure, building, or property needing such attention. Identifying your rodent is an important step in deciding what procedure in control must be taken. Our inspection consists of a meticulous overview of the entire property. Rodents, cunning as they are sneaky, will find their way into your home at one time or another. Preventive maintenance although very important, is far from everyone's mind. To many people the solution is off the shelf products poisons and baits. That unless administered properly can endanger non target pests, and cause more trouble than they are worth. When dealing with poisons or chemicals let the professionals handle it for best results. Rodents are underestimated by most people; they are insect disease, infested rodents and should be maintained under control. When left unattended they will turn your home into an insect, urine, feces, and disease breeding ground. Urine and feces infested attics can pose a great health threat to you and your family. Rodent proofing a home is the first step in exclusion. To do a proper job you must go where the rodent goes, identify main and all possible entry points. This begins with the Inspection. A thorough outside inspection must be performed to find all exterior entry points. Not all entries are seen from outside you must go inside attics or crawl spaces to find the most important ones. These inside entries are often missed by most non experienced technicians and some experienced ones as well. What damage do Rats & Mice do? Rats and mice have been known to create electrical fires.
  • 2. They also eat through the plumbing and ducting systems. Rats and Mice are considered commensual rodents.( meaning social and living with a whole community of other rats and mice. Rodents love to make their way into your home, chew on everything and leave urine and feces everywhere. The build up of Rat and mice feces and urine, can cause major health hazards. And should be removed immediately. Rodents can transmit diseases like the rabies, bubonic plague and typhus. The Norway rat is very adept at finding shelter. They can even live in the ground. However, most of the time they prefer living in homes and buildings. They only need a hole the size of a quarter to gain entry. They can climb walls and use utility lines and fences to travel from structure to structure. They enjoy living in high places, like attics, are their preference. Roof rats do not burrow in the ground or swim. However, Norway rats do. Their favorite foods consist of fruits, vegetables, nuts, pet food and invertebrates . They will also eat paper. A female roof rat can each have up to four litters a year, each containing five to eight young. In urban areas where they have no natural predators, the survival rate of the babies is high. Norway and Roof Rats Control along with Mice in Seattle, and all nearby cities and counties. Rodent Tapping can be done in a humane manner. Both dead and live removal are humane. All rodent trapping and rat pest control is done in accordance with local, state, and federal laws. We humanely capture and remove most animals. Removal of these Rodents must be done, and should only be performed by trained and licensed professionals. In many cases, animals cause moderate to severe damage to property. Preventative maintenance is highly recommended to keep those pesky animals from returning. Roof Rats, Raccoons,Squirrels,Birds and Possums usually make their home in attics like yours. You may even hear them scurrying around at night. Dust, allergens, and rat droppings are only a few examples of things that may be hidden in your attic or crawlspace! Not to mention the damage rodents and pests can cause while venturing in their new home. We will get the contamination out of your attic & crawlspace and we will treat all sorts of attic odors. We want to make your home a safer place.Exterminators offers all your attic & crawlspace cleanup, rat cleanup, rodent cleanup, decontamination, debris cleanup, and insulation removal & replacement services. Rat Cleanup is essential to preventing further infestations. cleanup rat infestations, and prevent rats from re-entering the infested area. Rats are cunning and you absolutely need the expertise to not only perform rat cleanup and rodent cleanup, but also in order to find a solution to the problem once and for all. Rat cleanup should be done by professional experts cleanup rat infestations and prevent future infestations. We encourage every customer to do their homework for any work to be done in their home, including rat cleanup and decontamination, and we give a helping hand by providing plenty of resources for you to start. Call or send us a message if you have any questions about our rat
  • 3. cleanup, infestation decontamination, rat proofing services, or any of the services Attic Restoration Nuisance wildlife in your attic can create problems many Seattle homeowners never think of. These Rodent can carry ectoparasites, may move inside the home looking for a new host! Bat bugs, mites, ticks and fleas are just some of the ectoparasites you need to be concerned about. Ask our Wildlife Management Specialists to inspect your attic and treat for these critters, after your problem species is removed. And what about the droppings left behind in your attic? Is this something you want hanging above your head at night when you sleep? Raccoons are known for using a single spot in your home as a latrine, while using another part of your attic as their living area. This can lead to matted attic insulation and reduced “R“ values, which means you continue to lose money as continue to heat and cool your home. It can also lead to stained ceilings and unnecessary odors. Get Rid of Roof Rats Seattle Getting rid of roof rats in your home can be challenging. Fortunately, Our Seattle Rodent Control are experts in getting rid of roof rats and can do so through effective methods of roof rat removal. Roof Rats in Attics & Walls Roof rats breed all year long and are constantly looking for new places to take up shelter. Because of this, roof rats homes remains a persistent problem. Roof rats are most commonly found living inside attics and wall voids. Roof Rat Noises Roof rats are most commonly heard, not seen. Roof rats make noises like scratching, chewing, running and shuffling that can be heard in the walls or from up above in the attic. Roof Rat Damage When roof rats invade homes, the damage they cause can be endless. Roof rats leave trails of droppings and urine stains throughout the home. They also chew on wires and sometimes plastic water lines. It is not uncommon to find roof damage from roof rats on homes as well. Outside of the home, roof rats have been known to destroy fruits by hollowing them out “ one telltale sign of a roof rat problem. Roof Rat Trapping & Removal Our Seattle Rodent Control has professionals who are expertly trained in identifying roof rat problems and getting rid of roof rats. If you think you have a roof rat problem, one of our experts will come to your home and perform a thorough inspection. If root rats have moved into your home, we will trap and remove the roof rats. Critter Control will then seal all possible entry points into the home to prevent future roof rats from invading. Long-term control for roof rats is highly recommended. If you need assistance with getting rid of roof rats in your home, or are in need of roof rat trapping services, contact Our seattle Rodent Control professional for effective roof rat removal services.
  • 4. Rat Damage and Rat Problems Can be Caused when Rats in House? Rats in house, rats in basement, rats in attic, rats in ceiling, rats in crawl space, rats in crawl space and rats in walls are serious rat problems as they can affect your family's health and well being. Rats are commonly found in basements, attics, ceilings, crawl spaces and walls of Oregon homes. While they are notorious for chewing wires and burrowing and tunneling through insulation, they also eat and contaminate food in pantries and cupboards. This poses a large health risk and contamination is a large concern with rat problem infestations. General Rat Control Questions Q. Why did the rats pick my house? A. People have this idea that rats are attracted to poor sanitation and garbage, but having rats doesn't necessarily mean your house is dirty. Anywhere there is food, water and shelter, rats will move in. This means pet food, bird feeder spills, and even pet waste can attract rats. Heavy foliage or lush, attractive landscaping or any kind of clutter provides rats cover and shelter. Once attracted to the exterior, rats can access the interior of your home or business through amazingly small holes. While a rat can weigh up to one pound, they can fit through a ½-inch crack by flattening and squeezing their bodies. Your home might not have been dirty before they arrive, but the rats will certainly make it dirty in no time. Q. Why do rats want to live in my attic, walls or crawl space? A. Rats come into houses for food and shelter. Rats are less common in homes than mice are, but they still come in more often than people wish they did. Rats climb. They can climb trees, wires, siding, vines, stucco or brick to access a home. They can even jump to rooftops from nearby overhanging limbs. If a hole is as large as a quarter, they can fit through. Loose siding, fireplaces and vents are good access points. The holes that are meant to allow wires or pipes into your home may be large enough for rats, too, and if they aren't the rats can gnaw them big enough. The rats are seeking warmth, protection from predators, and water. The insulation in your attic provides warmth, cats don't usually go to attics or inside walls, and they can get water by gnawing through pipes. Your home has everything they need. Q. Why do I need to get rid of rats? A. Rats are filthy pests. They spread disease. They chew anything they can get their teeth on-wires, pipes, insulation, wood. They are continually incontinent and leave a trail of urine everywhere they go. Their droppings are also hazardous. A rat colony eats an amazing amount of food, but even more amazing is the amount of food they contaminate-up to 25 times the amount eaten. Rats, especially dead ones, stink and will make buildings unbearable just because of stench. Q. When are rats a problem? A. Rats are a problem when they access attics, basements or any other living area. Rats multiply quickly. Whether inside or outside, a pair of rats can become a colony of hundreds extremely quickly. The rats are noisy, dirty, smelly and destructive. A rat infestation will make you sick and tired-sick from their diseases and illness and tired because you can't sleep for all the noise. Q. When do rats come into houses? A. Rats come into houses for protection, particularly when they are ready to
  • 5. nest and have babies. They can have babies year round. a good time as far as they are concerned. Anytime of the year is Q. When is the best time to get rid of rats? A. Right away. Rats colonize areas and one or two quickly can become two hundred. In a two year life span, a single female rat can produce more than 200 offspring, all as dirty, hungry and reproductive as herself. Q. Where do rats live? A. seattle is home to two major species of pest rat. Roof Rats are most often found every where there is unattend food sources. The Norway Rat is more adaptable has spread throughout the Seattle and Eastside. Rats can live anywhere there is sufficient shelter, food and water. Where people are, rats are too. Like people, they eat just about anything. If there is good quality food they are ready to call it home. Q. Where do rats usually enter a building? A. Rats enter buildings through small holes the size of a quarter or cracks as narrow as 1/2-inch across. Rats climb brick, rock, logs, stucco or any rough surface and can access locations high or low. Foundation vents and attic louvers are equally attractive to rats. Q. How do I know if I have rats in my attic? A. You will hear rats. Whether they are chewing, running, fighting or climbing, rats are noisy. You will find droppings. Rats leave tracks and tail drag marks. They also leave smudges or rub marks on walls, beams and pipes from their dirty, oily bodies rubbing along the surface as they pass by. When they are in attics with loose insulation, it is common to see fist-sized tubes or tunnels in the insulation where they have worn paths. Urine stains will be found along their travel paths and the urine will fluoresce under ultraviolet light. Rats chew on just about anything. If you notice wood shavings, shredded paper or other gnawed materials, it may indicate rats. They like shiny objects and will hoard aluminum foil. These are sometimes found in food-storage areas with roots, food scraps and whatever else has caught their eyes. If your eyes are sharp, you may occasionally see rats outside your home. If you see them outside, you can bet they are inside, or about to be. Q. Where can I get help with my rat problem? A. Seattle Rat Control can help you. No government agency exists for rat removal and control. Exterminators that do a great job on roaches are frequently unprepared for rats. Get a professional wild pest animal removal company like us. 1-888-488-7720 Q. What are the health risks of having rats in my residential or commercial building? A. Rats killed one third of Europe with the Plague. Even today, they carry Plague along with many other diseases: murine typhus, leptospirosis, rat-bite fever, hantavirus, infectious jaundice, tularemia and others. They contaminate food and cause food poisoning like salmonella. They also carry a number of parasites like fleas, ticks, lice and tapeworm that take to human hosts quite easily. Equal to the physical health risks are the mental and emotional threats. People don't like to share their space with rats. The noise causes sleep depravation. The smell is offensive. Knowing they are there causes stress and people are on edge. If a business is infested, employee morale and productivity drop dramatically, even to the point of losing valuable employees who simply quit rather than share their space with these beasts.
  • 6. Q. Will the rats attack me? A. Rats will attack both animals and humans. Human babies and even adults have been killed in rat attacks. Q. Who is responsible for this rat problem? A. While it may be your neighbor's pet food that brought them, you the property owner are responsible for getting rid of them. Cities, counties, states or federal government agencies will not assist with nuisance wild animals like rats. Wild animal removal is best performed by trained professionals like us who specialize in nuisance animal removal. We are ready and able to help you with your animal problems. Q. What damage can rats cause? A. Rats are rodents, so they must chew. They create holes that invite other pest animals, like mice, or the elements, like rain, into your home. Rats cause fires by chewing electrical wires. Rats turn your home into a toilet, pooping as many as 60 times per day per rat. The waste stinks and is a significant health risk. Rats contaminate and compress insulation, creating a health hazard and reducing insulating effectiveness. Rats carry pathogens and parasites that bring illness and disease to humans and pets. Rats eat food in homes and crops in gardens and fields. They gnaw through containers and contaminate food stores. Rats tunnel and burrow, undermining concrete foundations and slabs. Rats can and do damage any part of a building or its contents. Nothing is safe from rats. Q. What is this going to do to my property value? A. You cannot sell a piece of property without disclosing, and usually fixing, a rat infestation. If the chewed electrical wires cause a fire, your property can be a total loss. More commonly, general damage requires significant repair and replacement costs. Average loss runs 5-10%. Q. What will a wildlife removal technician do about the rats in my building? A. Seattle Rat Control technician will perform an on-site inspection to determine the number of rats, location of rats, access points, and extent of damage repair and clean up required. He or she will create a complete control program that will get rid of the rats, clean up the mess and prevent their return. Necessary maintenance and habitat modifications will be recommended. We will get rid of the rats and return your home to you, rat free and peaceful. Q. How do rats get in my building? A. Rats climb, tunnel and chew. If they can climb up it, tunnel under it or chew through it, they can get into your building. Rats can climb any porous or rough surface-brick, logs, siding, stucco. They can dig and tunnel under concrete slabs and decks. They can chew through metal water pipes if they are thirsty enough, so you know they aren't going to be afraid of a little siding or some stucco. Also providing access are holes made by other animals, such as woodpeckers. Q. How can I get the rats out? A. The two basic methods of rat removal are poisoning and trapping. However, you should know that rats are tricky and have good memories. They will sample poisons and be very cautious around food stuffs if a single rat becomes sick. Rats can become trap shy. If you leave dead rats lying around for long not only will they stink but it sends a message to other rats to beware! Be careful of disease transmission. Never pick up a live rat for they bite. Never handle a dead rat or feces or urine without protective equipment. Rats are at least as
  • 7. dangerous dead as they are alive. You can get help and make sure the job is done right if you hire a wildlife solution expert like us. We can perform on-site removal, or try our over-thephone rat removal coaching service. Q. How can a wildlife removal technician help me get rid of the rats? A. We will inspect your property, create a customized removal plan and trap or poison the rats as necessary. We will help you locate and seal all access points used by rats and determine if there is an additional infestation-such as snakes. If you have rats, you will often have additional pests because snakes love to eat baby rats. We will clean up the smell and mess, making your building a nicer place to be and helping to prevent future rat infestations. Q.Why is removing insulation infested with rodent feces so important? A.Rodents soil our indoor environments with urine and feces. Studies have shown that these droppings are a major allergen for children with asthma. Rodents contaminate our food supplies with potentially harmful germs and bacteria like salmonellosis (bacterial food poisoning) when food is contaminated with infected feces and like the hanta virus Hanta virus is a rarely contracted disease but it can be fatal even with treatment. The virus is found in the droppings and urine of deer mouse or white footed mouse. Be very careful when handling these droppings. to learn more click Hanta virus In addition to the disease causing potential of rodents they also can be quite destructive. Rodents front teeth continue to grow throughout their lifetime. The rodent must continually gnaw on objects to wear down these teeth so they do not grow too long. This gnawing activity can cause damage to electrical lines, often this damage is hidden in an attic or crawl and creates a safety hazard, an estimated 5% of house fires in the united states are caused by rodent damage. Rodnt control Crawl Spaces & Pest Damage We specialize in making crawlspaces healthier, energy-efficient and more moldfree. Crawl space sealed with a crawlspace liner and separated from the humidity, cold and wet air outside last longer and save you a lot of money! For your free crawlspace repair estimate, call or email Interstate today! • • • • • • Expert Rodent Elimination Sanitize, Deodorize & Disinfect Crawlspace & Attic Clean Out Insulation Removal, Repair and Replacement Duct Repair Sump pump & Water Management Why Crawl Space restoration is important in seattle? There are three forces that can destroy crawlspace materials in general (and wood particular): water , heat, and ultraviolet radiation. Of these, water is by far the worst. Building a dirt, vented and unconditioned concrete crawlspace under a home in Seattle Washington. Crawlspaces are surrounded by moisture and humidityincluding the air, soil and porous concrete around it. This water vapor moves easily into the crawl space and upwards into the home environment. Damp environments such as a damp crawlspace are unhealthy and destructive: a place where mold thrives and spreads by producing millions of airborne spores • a rare few of which are even toxic. Heating and cooling costs are higher, especially if you have a vented dirt crawlspace. Insects and critters of all kinds, including termites, carpenter ants, mice, beetles, and other wood-eating insects, love damp environments and wet materials. Rot and decay can lead to
  • 8. sagging floors and structural damage to the home. The crawlspace is often a neglected area of the home. frequently we find insulation that is pulled down and contaminated with rodent droppings, urine, food caches, nesting materials even rodent corpses; ducting is chewed and nested in; vapor barriers is improperly set down or nonexistent; problems and in some cases excessive moisture has caused or is causing health problems. We remove damaged insulation, vapor barrier, wood debris, rodent feces, dead rodents and anything else that is preventing your crawlspace from being as clean as possible. Most odors are not recognizable till the warmer months and should be addressed when the crawlspace is being cleaned, even if there is no present odor at that time. Those odors will travel upward into your home as the weather and temperatures rise. We also take all necessary precautions to ensure that the inside and outside of your home stay clean, healthy environments from the time we arrive to the time we leave. We understand that most homeowners don•t enjoy going into their crawlspace, especially when it is in need of clean up. The good news is that we do! While we do often find the same problems with rodents and moisture in attics as we do in crawlspaces, attics seem to be the homes#1 culprit when it comes to the lack of insulation and outdated materials. The attic is the most critical space in your home to have properly insulated due to that fact that heat rises. We have the specialized equipment, such as vacuum systems, to clean out your old inefficient or damaged insulation. Whether it is an aged type of insulation such as vermiculite, which can contain asbestos or it has been damaged by rodents, vermin or birds, we•re prepared to clean up any mess we find in your attic. • • • • Insulation Removal, Repair and Replacement Bringing the insulation up to code Pest Eradication and Exclusion including: Bats, Raccoons, Rodents, Squirrels & Opossums Rodents In The Attic Animals move into attics for the safety of being isolated from predators for themselves and their litter. Making a home in a warm dry location is also a factor. Most animals that enter a house attic are females with thier young. The most common animals to get into attics are rodents. Rats, mice, bats and squirrels can take advantage of tiny openings to find their way in. Larger animals like raccoons, opossums and feral cats also enter attics but these are rarer situations. Rats climb trees and telephone wires to reach rooftops. Every neighborhood in the Northwest has rats although they are rarely seen. From time to time, rats will find their way to the attic of a home. The attic becomes their warm and safe breeding grounds. Mother Raccoons find the safest possible location to birth and raise their litter. Baby raccoons are completely vulnerable and need protection. Mother raccoons frequently find and enter attic to shield their young. Squirrels entering though the attic is probably the most common nuisance wildlife problem nationwide. Squirrels, like rats and other rodents, constantly have to chew. The potential for damage to electrical wires, air ducts and plumbing is substantial. R-Rated Insulation?
  • 9. Insulation is rated by its R-Value. This is a measure of its thermal resistance, or how well it holds back warm or cool air. Bare concrete foundation walls are about an R-1 while new attic insulation measure an R-38. R-Value is proportional to the insulation thickness but it also depends on the type of material being used and its density. The higher the R-Value, the better thermal resistance you•ll get for the given area. Deodorizing and Sanitization We also do a decontamination treatment using DSV which is highly effective and works as a deodorizer as well. This product is used to eliminate odors from rodent infestation, mold & mildew and any other bad smell found in your attic or crawlspace. We provide complete services for the crawl space & attic areas of your home or commercial building: Removal of damaged insulation Removal of contaminated vapor barrier Removal of feces & dead animal bodies Odor control and/ or sanitizing Exclusion services- sealing up/ or screening any observed rodent/animal entrance & exit holes Refit or reconstruct new crawl space access door (s) Install new insulation (to meet current Washington state energy code requirements) Install new 6mil, black plastic vapor barrier Repair, or replace, clean out heat ducts, if needed Industrial vacuum available for attic insulation & debris removal. Site cleanup of contaminated & used materials Our restoration technicians will follow the detailed report provided by your rodent inspector to restore any areas that have been damaged by rodents. Every area will be restored to its original condition and in many cases better than its original condition. Damaged insulation will be removed in the infested areas along with damaged vapor barrier, old foundation forms, garbage, and rodent waste. New materials will replace all damaged materials. After the removal, our restoration team will sanitize the infested areas. The areas are then deodorized to minimize odor, making your home less attractive to other rodents. This reduces, but does not eliminate, the risk of re-entry. Rodent damaged Insulation Removal When rodents & wildlife infest a crawlspace, they nest in the insulation that is tucked between the floor joists under the floor. As a result of this the crawlspace insulation becomes damaged from their droppings, urine, and tunneling. The soiled insulation becomes compressed and shredded losing its ability to hold heat. Damaged insulation also falls to the ground leaving your floor exposed to cold air. Attic & Crawl space Clean up In addition to ruining the insulation in your crawlspace and attic, Rats and mice leave disease pathogens in these areas. This is why it is imperative to first remove the infected insulation and debris and secondly sanitize and disinfect the area. The airborne dust from dried droppings can be a factor in many respiratory diseases, including hantavirus. Using the proper protective gear, we will remove all contaminated insulation, debris, and vapor barrier. All rodent droppings will be swept off of pier pads and the entire crawlspace or attic will be sanitized with a disinfectant. After all contaminated materials are removed & everything has been sanitized, disinfected, and deodorized the crawlspace and attic is ready for new insulation. New Insulation No need to look any further for a qualified, licensed and bonded Insulation
  • 10. company in Seattle. Eastside Insulation Attics, basements crawlspaces, and other storage areas Before cleaning attics, basements, crawlspaces and other storage areas, it is necessary to completely remove the existing rodent infestation by trapping. When there is no evidence of infestation, wait about 5 days before beginning to clean these areas. Before cleaning the space, ventilate the area by opening the doors and windows for at least 30 minutes to allow fresh air to enter the area and to remove potentially contaminated air from the area. Use cross-ventilation and leave the area during the airing-out period. When cleaning attics, basements, crawlspaces and other storage areas: •Wear rubber, latex, or vinyl gloves when cleaning up urine, droppings, or nesting materials. Note that a dust mask may provide some protection against dust, molds, and insulation fibers, but does not protect against viruses. •Spray any urine, droppings, and nesting materials with either a bleach and water solution (1 parts bleach to 9 parts water) or a household disinfectant prepared according to the label instructions for dilution and disinfection time. Soak well. This will inactivate any virus. Use a paper towel or rag to pick up the materials and dispose of them. •Mop floors after spraying them using bleach/water solution or a disinfectant. Dirt floors can be sprayed with either bleach and water solution or a disinfectant. •If exposed insulation has become contaminated with urine and droppings, it should be placed into plastic bags for removal. •To remove any potentially contaminated materials from storage vessels/boxes: ? First, move the storage vessels/boxes outside and place them in an area that is well-ventilated and exposed to direct sunlight. The outside of the storage vessels/boxes can be disinfected using bleach and water solution or disinfectant solution; ?Next, remove the potentially contaminated materials while in the sunlit, ventilated area. Remain upwind so that any dust or debris is not blown toward your face. Some contaminated stored materials, such as clothing, books, etc. can be decontaminated by following the recommended methods of disinfection provided in the table below; items that are no longer needed can be discarded. •Dispose of any cardboard boxes contaminated with urine or droppings. Plastic, glass, or metal containers can be disinfected by spraying with the bleach and water solution or disinfectant. Then, using a rag or paper towel, wipe up the urine or droppings and dispose of the waste. •Clean countertops, cabinets, and drawers with disinfectant or bleach and water solution. •Decontaminate gloves with disinfectant or bleach and water solution. Wash hands well with soap and warm water.