Pest Clean Down
Have you recently had a problem with rodents?
Did you know rats and mice spread disease?
The most common disease is Leptospirosis (otherwise known as Weil’s disease)
What is Weil’s disease?
Leptospirosis is most commonly spread in the urine of infected animals – most commonly rats and mice, rats and mice have notoriously weak bladders. Any surface they have walked on will more than likely have a trail of urine on it. Weil’s disease is a severe form of leptospirosis. This is a type of bacterial infection, caused by Leptospira bacteria.
Leptospirosis causes some flu-like symptoms, such as headaches and chills. If some specific organs were to be infected by the bacteria there may be a more severe reaction.
These organs include:
This reaction is known as Weil’s disease. In extremely rare cases, it can lead to organ failure and death.
Did you also know…
- Evidence of Hantavirus infection has been found in UK commensal rodents (rats and mice).
- Hantavirus can lead to haemorrhagic fever in humans and is believed to be contracted by contact with or inhalation of dust from rodent droppings or urine.
- Leptospira spp, which cause Leptospirosis (a.k.a. Weil’s disease) are carried by 14% of rats and 80% of mice.
- Salmonella spp can survive in rat faeces for up to 86 days!
- E. coli has been recovered from rodent faeces after over 36 weeks!
Disinfecting and Sanitising
Here at The Pest Master we offer the use of an industrial strength disinfectant, following rodent treatments. Our disinfectant treatment is used throughout your property using an Exodus Fumigation machine. This treatment uses liquid biocide for space-spray (ULV) application. Effective against bacteria, viruses and fungi. Specially formulated for use in human dwelling situations where rodent infestations have been present and pose a risk. Also, for use in kennels, catteries, stables, poultry houses, trashed/flooded dwellings, drug users’ habitats and other situations where biohazard risk has been identified. Sanitisation in terms of disinfection is extremely important following any rodent infestation in order to protect human health by controlling rodent-borne diseases, such as Leptospriosis, Hantavirus, E. coli and Salmonella spp.
The Pest Master also offers a steam cleaning service. A non-chemical, non-contact, eco-friendly solution for the elimination of germs. Steam treatments kill 99.9% of bacteria and doesn’t require the use of toxic and potentially harmful chemicals such as bleach or ammonia. It only requires the use of heat and water, which means your house remains free from chemical residue and pollution. Ideal for use as part of the sanitisation process. It is both Child & Pet Friendly. It is also a great alternative for people with allergies and asthma, you may benefit significantly from steam cleaning. It uses only water and heat to create an all-natural steam that removes dirt and grime, therefore, it won’t aggravate allergy symptoms or cause respiratory issues.
Our steamer is not a standard run of the mill unit. Conventional steamers heat the water to around 100 degrees and by the time the steam comes out of the nozzle it is typically around 70-80 degrees. This isn’t hot enough to do the job. However, our Cimex Eradicator heats up to 180 degrees and because it has a heated pipe and nozzle it ensures that a constant temperature of 180 degrees is maintained, meaning whatever the steam hits it kills!
As part of our clean down service, we also offer a pressure washer service for your outside areas, such as your patio, bins and decking. This will allow us to wash away any unwanted bacteria from your property, all we will need is access to an outside tap.
If you would like more information and for a no obligation quotation on our pest clean down service please speak to the pest technician carrying out your rodent treatment or call us on 07583 124215 and speak to one of our friendly team.