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If you have a crawlspace rodent infestation then please call us to inspect, trap, proof, clean, and decontaminate the basement. Most people do not realize the importance of decontaminating an infested area. Decontaminating will avert future infestations as well as remove any possible infectious disease or parasites. If rodents have been living in the basement for a period of time then you need to call a professional pest control company that does all the steps including decontamination. Leaving a job only half done will result in reinfestation. The four steps are:

  1. Inspection
  2. Trapping/removing
  3. Proofing
  4. Cleanup and decontamination

Domestic rodents are a major concerns in urban environments. Their ability to adapt to a changing environment and high reproduction rate make them a difficult pest to control. Without the proper knowledge and training in rodent and structural pest control, the problem may become persistant and repetitive every couple of months or so. Norway Rats are more common in low areas such as basements and sewers so keep a look out. If you are not sure if you have rodents in your basment do a simple check:

  • Check the basement for any traces of feces on the floor, boxes, corners, and around any edge or wall. Rats will hardly leave feces in the middle of the floor so a quick glance may not be enough.
  • Check the smell in your basement. The odor in basements may vary and can have a musty odor. Humidy or dampness will cause these odors, not rodent infestation. Rodent infestation odor will smell like rodent feces.

Damage and Dangers

The damage done by rats should not be ignored. If left to ignored, the problems will literally pile up. They consume a large amount of food, involved in contamination of foods by defacation, transmission of diseases, hosting of a variety of ectoparasites that can spread disease, and your basement or attic becomes infested with feces. Once a rodent has been discovered, it is recommended to call a pest control company to remove it and prevent future infestations. If your basement has been infested by rats for a long period of time, then it is highly recommended to remove and decontaminate the area. Rats host a variety of parasites and their feces is disease ridden. Extra caution should be take when dealing with large amounts of disease. Click here to read more on the risks of rodents and their feces.


Once the rodents have been removed and infested area has been proofed, Decontamination would be the last step. If you decide not to decontaminate then you are making you and your family vunerable to infectious disease and parasites looking for a new host. A rodent's nesting area is a great risk factor. It is a breeding ground for parasites and disease. Decontamination should be done with proper equipment and chemicals. Any feces or other waste left under the insulation is vacuumed with a US government certified HEPA vacuum. Most companies use common household vacuums that blows harmful contaminants and infectious diseases through out the air and even through your home. Be sure the company that decontaminates uses a HEPA vacuum.

Pesticide, Bactericide, Sanitize, Disinfect
The area MUST be treated with disinfectant and pesticide. When the animal or rodent had taken abode in your attic, parasites had a home on the rodent. Once the host is removed, parasites that are not eliminated will search for a new host--The new host could be a pet or you. Risk of disease should also be considered, thus disinfecting the area is another routine in our complete basement decontamination.We use multi-purpose sanitizing spray to kill harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold, mildew, etc.. Be sure the company you chooses sprays.

Crawlspace rodent Feces Clean-Up
Employees are trained, bonded and insured. Abolish Pest Control Company will furnish all lighting, portable generator, tools, equipment, pressure washer, bactericide and disinfectant.

Equipment and Chemicals
Abolish Pest Control Company uses a powerful, wide spectrum multi-purpose sanitizing spray to kill harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold, mildew, etc. The bactericide and disinfectant is applied directly on bird droppings, nests etc, to neutralize any harmful germs and enable safe removal of the waste materials. We use a HEPA vacuum in certain areas that cannot be reached by regular means. By thoroughly cleaning the structure, you can eliminate the scent of their presence and help discourage their return. All feces will be double bagged into 3 mil trash bags.

Breathing Protection
Abolish Pest Control Company uses a NIOSH approved respirator with high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters capable of excluding particles of 0.3-micron size.

Protective Clothing
Disposable coveralls, gloves, boots and hats are worn by Abolish Pest Control employees to protect personal clothing from contamination with infective organisms. We seal the glove/sleeve and boot/leg interfaces before entering the worksite.

To protect the employees of your work place, it is required that employees keep clear of the work site during feces removal.
To view before and after pictures please click here.

Crawlspace odor cleanup for raccoons, opossums, rats, and other rodents

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