The risk of contamination is specifically associated with contact with rodents, disturbing nesting material, burrows, droppings and surrounding soil. Therefore: Avoid coming into contact with rodents and rodent burrows. Do not use cabins or other enclosed shelters that are rodent infested until they have been appropriately cleaned and disinfected. Do not pitch tents or place … Read more Hantavirus Guide: Precautions For Campers and Hikers
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 – … Read more Hantavirus Guide: 10 Steps to Safely Clean-Up After Rodents
Pest control is considered an essential service as pests don’t stop entering and breeding when locations are closed or shut down. We understand that you will still have unwelcome pest visitors in your home or business which may cause you to feel frustrated, alone, or even scared with all the closures and not know where … Read more The Importance of Pest Control During a Shut Down or Crisis
The Centre for Disease Control and National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health recommend the use of HEPA (P100) quality filters for respiratory protection against the Hantavirus. Respirators come in various sizes and it is important to use a respirator that has been fitted to your face. It is very important that workers are aware … Read more Hantavirus Guide: Six Steps To Properly Fitting Your Respirator
Cases of Hantavirus infection have been associated with the following activities in and around the home, farm, cottage or while outdoors. Planting or harvesting crops Occupying previously vacant cabins or dwellings Cleaning barns, cottages and other outbuildings Disturbing rodent infested areas while hiking or camping Inhabiting dwellings with indoor rodent populations The best approach for … Read more Hantavirus Guide: Concerns In The Home
The disease is known as Hantavirus-Related Acute Respiratory Disease Syndrome (Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome). There has been an impressive accumulation of knowledge about this illness in a short time, however, many unanswered questions still remain. What we know: The risk is specifically to those individuals who come in contact with infected rodents and their droppings. The … Read more Hantavirus Guide: What Is Hantavirus?
We all tend to spend more time indoors when the weather turns cold. With an average winter temperature of -16.6 degrees Celsius, Red Deer certainly qualifies as cold during the winter months. These extremely low temperatures cause many animals that spend their summers in the fields to seek warmth, often in our homes, businesses, and … Read more Keep Mice & Their Diseases Out
Do you have rodents at home? This is a serious problem as rodents are not only frightening but can be harming and dangerous as well. These animals wander from here and there making a mess inside your home premises and spoil your personal stuff. This situation gets aggravated when rodents spoil the food that you … Read more Hantavirus: The Driving Force for Rodent Control