- Put on disposable clothing and gloves.
- Put on goggles and disposable respirator mask and test the mask for proper fit (ensure goggles effectively protect eyes and do not interfere with the seal of the respirator).
- Mix disinfectant solution in spray bottle.
- Gently spray droppings/rodent nesting materials with the bleach, ensuring they are completely soaked – AVOID CREATING DUST.
- Allow sprayed material to sit for 15 minutes. If circuits or cabinets cannot be sprayed, dampen some toweling and leave on affected area for 15 minutes before removing.
- Remove the soaked materials carefully, using gloved hands.
- Disinfected materials should be swept up or vacuumed with a HEPA filter vacuum cleaner.
- Place the disinfected materials into Bag #1 and tie shut. Place Bag #1 into Bag #2. While continuing to wear gloves, remove goggles, disposable respirator mask and disposable clothing and place them in Bag #2. Remove gloves carefully and place them in Bag #2. Seal Bag #2 and place it in the garbage for disposal.
- Clean hands with hand cleaner. Be sure to wash hands and face with soap prior to eating or smoking.
- To prevent re-infestation, seal any openings used by the rodents to gain entry to the facility and replace any damaged parts.
- Notify the supervisor or manager of the infestation.
Remember that the chances of getting Hantavirus disease are very low, but the consequences of getting it are very serious.
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