Squirrel Control in Oakland California
We provide professional squirrel trapping services in Oakland, and all of the East Bay area. Our company specializes in humane squirrel removal and prevention. We are fully California licensed and insured, and are usually available for same-day or next-day service. Call us any time at 510-990-3749 to discuss your squirrel issue, and we can schedule a fast appointment.
How do I clean squirrel feces out of my attic? - If you have found that squirrels were living in your attic, then you know these creatures can leave an absolute mess. It is not just about how they rip things up to make a nest or a little living area for themselves, but is also about the waste that they leave behind.
It is that waste that can be quite dangerous for sure. Squirrels not only carry a wide variety of bacteria and parasites, but the feces and urine can actually attract other dangerous critters and pathogens to the matter, thus creating an even more dangerous situation.
Cleaning up the mess that these animals have left becomes a major concern for the health of you, your family, and your pets, but you want to make sure that you do this right or the problem can actually become worse. If you do not do the job properly, or if you are not careful in the way that you clean up then you may still be putting your family at risk and all your hard work may have gone to waste.
Cleanup begins with being properly attired. You want to make sure that you have on heavy duty gloves. Dish washing gloves are good, but to be safe wear one over the other. Secondly, get a surgical mask to cover your mouth and nose, and even wear safety goggles. As you are cleaning, the wiping and vacuuming of the material may cause it become airborne, and it can be breathed in, posing a real danger to yourself.
You want to vacuum up as much of the material as you can first. This will make your cleanup a lot easier, but you want to do this in a very careful way. If you choose to use your regular vacuum cleaner then you want to make sure that you replace the bag immediately after you are done. You will also need to clean the vacuum cleaner itself. The wheels and the hoses can still have these organisms in them and this can be very dangerous later on.
If possible use a shop vac. After you are done rinse the inside and the tubes with bleach and disinfectant and you will be safe.
To clean the affected areas you want to use a mixture ammonia, hot water, and disinfectant. This should kill the germs that are left over, and ensure that the waste does not leave a permanent area where you are at risk to your health.
Learn more about our Oakland squirrel removal and trapping services by visiting our Oakland Wildlife Pest Control Home Page.