The Health Hazards of Squirrel’s Urine

If you have an ongoing squirrel infestation, this means that you will also have to deal with the mess that they will create and their body wastes. Usually, the stains of their urine as well as their excrement will be found close to their nest. The removal of the squirrel’s urine may not be that challenging as you may think it is, however, you will have to prepare a couple of things in order to make this successful.

The Dangers of the Squirrels Urine
The urine of the rodent has been linked to different health hazards such as the deadly bacterial infection known as Leptospirosis. They are also associated with different diseases such as the Hantavirus, Tularemia, and salmonellosis. Due to this health issue, you will have to keep yourself protected while dealing with the urine and feces of the squirrels. Wear proper clothing and gears such as facemask and gloves to avoid a direct contact with your skin. The mask is essential so you will not have to endure the scent of the urine that smells like ammonia.

The Cause of the Squirrel’s Pee
The squirrels will urinate on various parts of your house in order to mark their territory. During the breeding season, they are also urinating in order to release the pheromones that will attract the attention of the opposite sex. In an infestation, there will also be times when they have to relieve themselves. This means that it won’t take that long until your house smells like a squirrel’s urine. You will have to look for the spot where the squirrels will usually urinate. In order to accomplish this, you will have to locate their nest since they will usually urinate close to their shelter. In order to minimize the possible damages that they can cause, you will have to eliminate the things that are attracting their attention.

Cleaning the Urine of the Squirrels
In order to eliminate the threat of the squirrel’s urine, you will have to remove not only the stains but also the microorganisms that live in their urine. Mix a part of bleach to 2 parts of water. Spray it directly to the stains and leave it for at least 5 minutes. Scrub it with a brush until the stains have been removed. For the persistent type of stains, you should use baking soda that can effectively clear the stain. Make sure to open the windows and doors when cleaning the urine in order to enhance the circulation of air that will help in removing the awful smell. Additionally, all parts that have been contaminated with their urine will need to be removed.

In case you think that it is too laborious and you do not have the time to complete the task, there are professional agencies that are offering this type of assistance. They have been trained to handle different type of infestation and they know how to determine the right cleaning solution to use that will be strong enough to eradicate the threat.

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