Use extreme caution when cleaning rodent-infested areas. Take the
following precautions to avoid becoming infected with
Wear rubber or plastic gloves at all times while
Before you start cleaning, open all doors and windows
for at least 30 minutes. Stay out of the area until the 30 minutes is up. If you are in an
enclosed place, you may also want to wear goggles and a respirator with a
filter to avoid breathing contaminated dust.
Do not stir up dust by sweeping up or vacuuming up droppings,
urine, or nesting materials. Instead, wet all areas to be cleaned with a household disinfectant, such as Lysol, or a solution of 1 cup (237 mL) bleach in
10 cups (2.4 L) of water. Make sure you also treat the dead rodents, their nests, and droppings.
Clean up droppings or nest materials with paper towels or rags and place them in plastic bags. Place dead rodents in plastic bags. Seal each bag before throwing it away in the garbage.
use a spring-loaded snap trap, you can clean it by pouring very hot water on it.
When you have finished cleaning and disposing of the rodents and
other contaminated materials:
What does it mean to be quarantined? People who have been exposed to an infectious disease and may be infected but are not yet ill may be quarantined. That is, they may be asked to remain at home or another location to prevent further spread of illness to others and to carefully monitor for the disease.
During quarantine people are able to do most things they can do indoors within the constraints of the location they are at. For example, if people are asked to stay at home then they would usually...